Tivibu continues its growth trend.

Turk Telekom Group announced 2016 year end financial results. You can see them at this link. Regarding the interest of this blog, let’s have a look to the Tivibu figures.

According to the regulatory body’s official figures, as of Q3 of 2016, Tivibu has a total of 589K subscribers. (428K IPTV customers and 161K DTH customers. )

TT announced a total of 677 subscribers at the end of Q4 2016. We don’t have yet the split of this number but most probably the majority of the net additions comes from satellite domain.

Tivibu customer base was kind of stucked before the launch of satelllite service at the Q3 of 2015. Since then Tivibu gained a momentum and has reached more than 2 million subs including the OTT customers. DTH service allowed TT to provide the DTH service to any household with a satellite dish. Satellite is the most common delivery method of Digital TV services in Turkey.

The process regarding the Regional and Local Terrestrial Digital TV Tender has been suspended

Herebelow you will see the announcement from RTUK(Regulatory body for TV and Radio broadcast) website. Here is the translation.

The process regarding the Regional and Local Terrestrial Digital TV Tender has been suspended.


The cancellation decisions made by the associated courts regarding the suit of broadcasters has been approved. Hence the ‘National Terrestrial Digital Television Broadcasting Lisence Tender’ that has been executed by RTUK has been suspended.

This means that the earlier target date of March 2015 for ASO is clearly not achievable. Besides, no one can forsee the potential date for Digital Terrestrial Television at all.

I suppose Digital Switchover will not be accomplished before 2020 in Turkey considering how slow the process is.

Bölgesel ve Yerel Karasal Sayısal TV İhalelerine ilişkin işlemler durdurulmuştur


Üst Kurulca 2013 yılında gerçekleştirilen, “Ulusal Karasal Sayısal Televizyon Yayın Lisansı Sıralama İhaleleri” hakkında, yayıncı kuruluşlarca açılan davalar sonucunda ilgili mahkemelerce verilen iptal kararları, Danıştay 13. Dairesinin 10/09/2014 tarih, 2013/1055 E., 2013/1014E ve2014/159 E. Sayılı kararları ile onanmış olup, Bölgesel (T2) ve Yerel (T3) Karasal Sayısal Televizyon Yayın Lisansı Sıralama İhalelerine ilişkin işlemler durdurulmuştur.

İlgililerin dikkatine sunulur.

BASIN BİLDİRİSİ

Tarih: 06 Ocak 2015

Sayı: 17420072.621.02/05-63 

Turkish TV Market Training Course (In a Nutshell)

Turkish TV Market Training Course (In a Nutshell)

Course Method : 

The course consists of a 2 days of face to face (also potentially online) teaching designed as 4 different modules. Each module focuses on a different aspect of Turkish TV Market.

Course Description:

This  training course is mainly focused on Turkish TV Market.  The audiences will have an overall understanding of digital TV technologies, the changing behaviour of Turkish TV audiences, brand-new services delivered via internet and how the impact of broadband will transform Turkish media industry as a whole.  The participants are expected to understand and practice basics of digital television platforms in Turkey, to get familiar about new generation TV services, applications & technologies from broadcaster and consumer perspective.

Who should attend:

This course is appropriate for television professionals (including equipment manufacturers, content providers, technologists, and service providers), product developers, second screen application developers, user experience professionals, internet video technologists, video product managers and analysts who have an interest in Turkish TV market.

Course Outline:

  • Day 1 :
    • Module 1: TV Fundamentals 
      • Value Chain > Content Acquisition/Ingestion. Transcoding, Delivery via Satellite/Cable/IP,  Customer promises devices ( satellite dish routers, STBs, TV sets)
      • Video formats > Analog, SD, HD, 3D, 4K, 8K
      • Video compression > MPEG-2, H.264, H.265 etc.
      • Set-top-box > Satellite/Cable/Terrestrial/IPTV. Block Diagram, Components, Services
    • Module 2:  Brief overview of Turkish TV Market
      • Digital TV Platforms
      • TV Reception breakdown
      • Competition, Market Shares, Service Offers
      • Technology & Products
      • DTT Switchover (Analog Switch off)
      • Rumours
  • Day 2 :
    • Module 3: OTT Market in Turkey 
      • Major OTT Players
      • Internet Service Providers
      • Broadband Average Speed
      • Do’s & Don’ts
    • Module 4:  Content Business in Turkey
      • Content offerings of digital platforms
      • Content rights (i.e. Sports)
      • Market specific conditions
      • Latest developments from content provider’s perspective

Please drop me an email to further discuss details of the course and reserve your seat. ( info@turkishtvmarket.info )

Please note that this is just a draft agenda. I’m totally flexible. It can be adjusted based on your needs.

 

Broadcasting Rights of Turkish Basketball League

Turkey Basketball League games will be broadcasted by Digiturk and free-to-air sports channel NTV Spor for 3 years starting from 2015-2016 season.

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To recap: The split of sports content digital rights in Turkey is as follows:

  • Digiturk: Turkish Premier Football League, English Premier Football League, Turkish Airlines Basketball Euroleague, Turkey Beko Basketbol League, Russian League, Brazilian League, Wimbledon and ATP1000 Masters Tennis
  • D-Smart: Spanish Premier Football League (La Liga), NBA TV, Formula 1, Motor GP
  • Tivibu: UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europe League, France Ligue, Italy Seria A
  • Teledunya (Kablo TV): No exclusive content
  • Turkcell TV+: No exclusive content

Digiturk was already the official broadcaster since past 6 years. With this new announecement it will continue for another 3 years.

It’s been made public that the contract fee is 12 million Euro / per year. While Digiturk will be broadcasting 2 games per week, the other shareholder NTV Spor will deliver another 2 games every week. Considering the enormous fee paid (321 Million UDS + VAT) for Turkish Premier Football League by Digiturk, 12 million Euro sounds pretty cost effective.  Although Digiturk managed to reduce the total cost around by half, it had  no more the exclusive rights which might cause customer churn in return.

2014 on turkishtvmarket.info

It’s been almost 1 year since turkishtvmarket.info has been launched. More than 100 people from all over the world subscribed to my newsletter.  It’s really great to have such an interest on this particular area. Herebelow you will find the most popular posts in 2014.

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Stay tuned in 2015 for getting a global picture of Turkish TV Market 🙂

Turkish Pay-TV Market 2014 Report is ready!

Turkey 2014 Pay-TV Market Report is ready now.

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This is by far the most comprehensive and in-depth report on Turkish Pay-TV market.

If you would like to get an electronic copy of this unique report please drop an email to info@turkishtvmarket.info for further discussion!

You can see `table of contents` and `executive summary` sections of the report here.

 

iTVF (İstanbul TV Forum and Fair) is coming….

İstanbul TV Forum & Fair will take place in Halic Congress Center, Istanbul in 12 -13 -14 June 2014 for the second time.

Basically, it’s an event where the key components of the content and broadcasting industries gather under one roof, with participation from companies, associations, public institutions, broadcasters and online platforms from all four corners of the world. The event took place with the Main sponsorship of Turksat, Corporate sponsorship of ATV and Supporting sponsorship of Samanyolu Broadcasting Holding with the participation of 53 companies, as 157 brands were represented at iTVF. The event is organized by RATEM (Professional Union of Broadcasting Organisations)

You can find the final report of iTVF 2013 here.

 

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Last year, the first event could not collect many people partly due to the #geziparki protests partly due to the fact that the event is organised for the first time.

This year, iTVF has much higher expectations. Let’s hope that the number of audiences will increase compared to 2013 and everybody will go back home with lots of new connections.

If you need assistance to arrange meetings with local prospects or new contacts just drop an email to info@turkishtvmarket.info.

 

 

 

MIDTERM EXAM QUESTIONS (SPRİNG 2014)

I’m conducting ‘New Generation of Television: TV 2.0′ lecture at Kadir Has University Istanbul. Herebelow you will midterm exam questions of 2014 Spring semester.

You will find 2013 Spring midterm and final questions here. (Midterm & Final)

KADIR HAS UNIVERSITY

 CF 432: DIGITAL BROADCASTING

 SPRING 2014   MIDTERM EXAM

1. What are the fundamental changes in TV industry from the end user perspective compared to 90’s in terms of technology, TV watching habits etc.? (20 points)

2. If I were somebody totally unfamiliar with the term OTT (Over-the-top) TV, how would you explain to me what it is and how it has changed the TV industry as a whole? (15 points)

3. How do you think Digiturk will position itself in case it loses the broadcasting rights of football league? Do you think that it can still survive? How? (15 points)

4. The phenomenon Social TV seems to lose its popularity lately. Several examples of Social TV applications has either shut down or consolidated. Why is this happening? What are the major factors that caused Social TV applications fail to become sustainable? (20 points)

5. To enjoy the superior image quality of 4K (Ultra HD) video format, you will need 3 basic elements to become present as a whole. One of them is 4K video content itself. What are the other 2 elements so that 4K video format is delivered to consumers? (10 points)

6. Imagine that you are working for Apple and you are in charge of Apple TV sales. Convince me to buy this product. Why should I buy it? (20 points)

GOOD LUCK!