Netflix Originals, BluTV, Masum, PuhuTV, Fi

Türkiye’de son dönemde yeni bir trend var. Bu aslında globalde Netflix’in başını çektiği bir akım. Tarihsel olarak OTT oyuncuları (Pay-TV operatörleri) farklı içerik sağlayacılarından bütçelerine göre ve belli bir stratejiyi takip ederek dikkatlice yaptığı seçimler ile çeşitli içerikleri bir araya getiriyorlardı.(content aggregation) Gelgelelim son yıllarda özellikle OTT TV teklifleri çeşitlenip, sayıca arttıkça rekabette ayrışmak zorlaştı.  Bu konudaki zorluğu aşmak için Netflix, Originals adıyla ilk olarak 2013 yılında “House of Cards” dizisinin uctan uca prodüksiyonunu üstlendi. Bu, öncesinde büyük medya kuruluşlarının (Doğan, Doğuş, HBO, TWC vb.) üstlendiği bir misyon iken ilk defa bir OTT servis sağlayıcısı böyle bir alana giriş yapmış oldu. Bugün, Netflix Originals etiketiyle sayısız içerik mevcut. Netflix 2017’de toplam 1000 saat Originals içerik üreteceğini ve bu iş için toplam 6 milyar USD harcayacağını duyurdu! Ne para ama..

Okumaya devam et “Netflix Originals, BluTV, Masum, PuhuTV, Fi”

Turkiye TV Pazari uzerine soru-cevap

Gectigimiz hafta www.spacescript.co.uk sitesinden freelance gazeteci ve yazar Helen Jameson eposta yoluyla bana ulasarakGlobal SatShow etkinligi icin Turkiye hakkinda bir makale uzerinde calistigini ve bu konuda bana bazi sorular sormak istedigini soyledi. Asagida Helen’in sorularini ve benim kisa cevaplarimi gorebilirsiniz.

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Okumaya devam et “Turkiye TV Pazari uzerine soru-cevap”

OTT nihayet beklenen patlamayi yapabilecek mi? (AKK’ya elveda!)

Oyle zannediyorum ki 5 seneden fazla bir suredir OTT TV konusu tum dunyada oldugu gibi Turkiye’de de siklikla konusulan bir konu. Tivilogy.com‘da duzenli olarak yazdigim donemlere soyle bir goz attigimda OTT kategorisinde yazilarin 2012’de basladigini farkettim. (http://tivilogy.com/category/ott adresindeki yazilari taramanizi tavsiye ederim. Sahiden internette bulabileceginiz online video hakkindaki en kaliteli Turkce icerik mecralarindan birisi  )

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Okumaya devam et “OTT nihayet beklenen patlamayi yapabilecek mi? (AKK’ya elveda!)”

uygarboynudelik.com’da 2016’in öne çıkan yazıları

Bir yılı daha deviriyoruz. Önceki senelerde yaptığım gibi bu yil sonunda da 2016 yılında blogumda en çok ilgili çeken yazıları bir liste haline getirdim, aşağıda görebilirsiniz. Daha da geriye gidip flashback yaşamak isterseniz 2014 ve 2015 yılının öne çıkan başlıkları şöyle oldu:

Not: Oldukça heyecanlı ve çekişmeli geçmesini umduğum naklen yayın ihalesi pek de beklemediğim şekilde sonlanınca sonuçla ilgili yazı yazmayı atlamışım. Kronolojik akışın bütünsel olması için sonuç ile ilgili haberin bağlantsını ekledim.

Okumaya devam et “uygarboynudelik.com’da 2016’in öne çıkan yazıları”

Futbol naklen yayin ihalesi 25 Kasim’da yapilacak.

Pay-TV operatorlerinin deger teklifinin ne oldugu sorusu cok temel bir sorudur. Belki de bu sorunun cevabini pazari gecmisten bugune degerlendirirsek 2 asamada vermek daha dogru olacaktir. 1. asamada geleneksel DTH  (Direct-to-Home) operatorleri, 2. asamada ise telco lari dusunmek gerekebilir.

  1. Digiturk, D-Smart, Sky UK (UK), Sky Deutschland (Almanya), DirecTV (USA) gibi 2000’lerin basindan beri abonelerine TV hizmeti saglayan uydu operatorleri (Bu firmalar gelisen internet altyapisi ve teknolojisi ile beraber uydudan iletilen canli yayinlara ek olarak OTT servisleri de sunmaya basladilar)
  2. Turkcell Superonline, Turk Telekom, British Telekom (UK), Deutsche Telekom (Almanya), Orange (Fransa) gibi baslangicta internet servis saglayici veya mobil operator olarak faaliyete baslayip, sonrasinda artan rakabet sartlari ve videonun internet trafiginin ana lokomotifi olmasi ile birlikte internet yaninda IPTV/OTT video servisleri sunmaya baslayan telcolar

1.grup icin deger teklifi en basindan beri icerik oldu. En genis ve kapsamli kanal cesitliligini dogru ve ileri teknolojik urunler ile makul fiyatlara sunmak rekabet avantaji yaratan temel unsurdu. Bu cercevede uzun yillardir elinde tuttugu Super Lig yayin haklari ile birlikte Digiturk pazari domine eden oyuncu durumunda.

2. grup icin ise deger teklifi baslangic evrelerinde uclu teklif oldu. (internet, TV ve ses hizmetlerini tek faturada, uygun fiyatlar ile saglayabiliyor olmak) Ancak geride biraktigimiz birkac yilda (Tivibu IPTV lansmani 2010’da, Turkcell TV+ IPTV servisi 2014’de duyuruldu) telcolar da TV servisinde sadakat yaratmak ve surdurulebilir buyume icin  icerigin anahtar oldugunu anladilar.

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Okumaya devam et “Futbol naklen yayin ihalesi 25 Kasim’da yapilacak.”

Dünyanın en prestijli ligi “İngiltere Premier Lig”, 3 yıl boyunca Turkcell TV+ ekranlarında!

Turkcell TV+, Ingiltere Premier League (EPL) yayin haklarina sahip oldu. Hatta bu duyurunun hemen pesi sira OTT Clientlarda mac yayinlari basladi. Bugunlerde EPL zevkinin IPTV platformunda buyuk ekran TV’lere gelmesi icin calismalar yogun sekilde suruyor.

Turkcell TV+’in Premier League yayin haklarini 3 yilligina almasi ile ilgili Ingiltere’den analist arkadasim Constantinos derinlikli bir yazi yazmis, bu yaziyi asagiya kopyaliyorum. Sorunuz veya aciklanmasini beklediginiz bolumler olursa bana dogrudan mail atabilirsiniz.

Turkcell moves further into pay TV with Premier League rights deal

September 09, 2016  | Subscribers Only

Constantinos PapavassilopoulosConstantinos PapavassilopoulosSenior Analyst, Televison Media

Turkcell, the Turkish mobile telecoms operator, has acquired the exclusive media rights for the English Premier League in Turkey for the period 2016 to 2019. Turkcell – the largest mobile operator in Turkey – became the sole broadcaster for the rights following a sublicensing agreement with Saran Media Agency which acquired the rights in January.

Turkcell and Saran Media Agency did not release financial information on the agreement. Turkcell will offer matches via its Turkcell TV Plus IPTV and OTT (fixed and mobile) platforms. Having seen strong growth in its TV services, Turkcell is now expected to bid for the rights to the Süper Lig, Turkey’s domestic football league.

Our analysis

The acquisition of the Premier League rights steps up Turkcell’s involvement in the TV business in Turkey. It marks the first time that the Turkish telco has entered the sports rights market, let alone the premium sports rights market. Up to now, Turkcell TV Plus offered no premium entertainment or sports content. Turkcell TV Plus offers a total of six packages, including a Cinema TV pack and MUBI Film pack), but the telco does not control any first window rights for movies or foreign TV series.

According to IHS Markit Technology data, Turkcell had 34 million mobile customers at the end of 2015, representing a market share of 46.47%. In October 2014 it launched its TV offer, branded as Turkcell TV Plus. This move has paid off as it has managed to almost quadruple subscriber numbers from 60,000 in 2014 to 224,000 in 2015. At the end of 2015, around 150,000 of these were primary IPTV subscribers while another 74,000 IPTV customers also subscribe to another pay TV operator (mainly Digitürk). Its OTT service, called also Turkcell TV Plus, has been even more successful so far, having managed to attract 411,000 subscribers by Q1 2016. A precondition for access to the OTT service is to be a Turkcell Superonline subscriber (either ADSL or Fiber) or a Turkcell 4G subscriber. The OTT service is accessible in Turkey via Apple & Android smart-phones & tablets, PCs, Laptops and a range of connected TVs (Samsung, Grundig, LG, Beko, Vestel).

Turkcell’s strategy is to enrich its TV proposition further, and IHS Markit expects the telco to bid aggressively in the forthcoming tender for the media rights of the Süper Lig (Turkey’s football league). The current rights holder is Digitürk but its contract period expires at the end of the 2016-17 football season and a new tender is expected to be launched in the coming months. For Turkcell, football would be an ideal way of leveraging its €1.62 billion investment in acquiring 172 MHz of spectrum. Turkcell has already started rolling out a 4.5G LTE network across Turkey, providing mobile broadband with speeds of up to 375 Mbit/s, and has experimented with broadcasting sports content via its mobile network, delivering HD video streams of a basketball match over its LTE network in May this year.

Turkcell is following the steps of the other big telco in the country, Turk Telekom, which has exploited sports content as a strategic asset in order to boost its bundled service. Turk Telekom has managed to reverse a downward trend in its IPTV subscribers’ figures, from 308,000 in Q1 2014 to 282,000 in Q1 2015, by acquiring the rights for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League for the period 2015 to 2018. Turk Telekom’s IPTV subscribers at Q1 2016 stood at 351,000, a 25% rise year-on-year.

Reports in the Turkish media indicate that Turk Telekom is also expected to bid for acquiring the rights for Turkish football. However, both telcos will face tough competition from Digitürk, which has been acquired by the Qatari-based BeIn Media Group. The current value of the Süper Lig rights stands at €406 million per year.

I’m back!

Sevgili okurlarim;

Belki de bu platformdaki en uzun suren suskunlugumu bu yazi ile cok sukur geride birakmis oluyorum. Oyle zannediyorum ki daha once 3 aydan uzun sure buralari ilgisiz, suskun biraktigim olmamisti. Bunun adina dilerseniz disiplinsizlik, dilerseniz yaz rehaveti, dilerseniz is-aile hayatinin bas dondurucu temposu diyelim, her ne sebepten ise, artik sonbahar-kis donemi ile birlikte geride kalmasini umuyorum.

Yazin basina gore pek bir degisiklik yok hayatimda, kizim iyice buyudu, 3 yasina gelmek uzere, artik okullu oldu, guzel bir yaz tatilini geride biraktik, bayram tatillerinin ve 30 Agustos doneminin talihli dagilimi sayesinde yazin hakkini verdigimiz hatta hayatimda ilk defa kesintisiz 2 hafta tatil yaptigim dolu dolu bir donemi geride biraktik. Is temposu bayram donusuyle birlikte tekrar hareketlendi. Gectigimiz sezon uzak kaldigim Kadir Has Universitesi‘ne bu donem ‘Digital Platforms’ adindaki dersim ile geri donuyorum, hatta donemin ilk dersini gecen hafta yaptik. Vodafone Arena‘da kapali tribundeki kombine biletimin oldugu koltuktan ilk defa Galatasaray maci ile sezona merhaba dedim. Sokak fotografciligina ilkbahar doneminde verdigim aradan sonra gectigimiz haftalarda sokaklara geri dondum.

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Benim kisisel hikayemde tum bunlar olurken, sektor de bos durmadi. Yazacak bircok konu da birikmis oldu havuzda. Her biri baslibasina bir yazi konusu olacak gectigimiz 3-4 aya ait ana basliklar soyle:

Gordugunuz gibi Turkiye Pay-TV sektoru hareketli bir donemden geciyor, onumuzdeki donemdeki kisisel hedefim oncelikli olarak her hafta yukaridaki 7 temel baslikta bir yazi yayinlamak. Ne demisler hedeflerini baskalariyla da paylas ki, uzerindeki baskiyi arttir 🙂

e-Interview with Mr. Uygar BOYNUDELİK

Özgür Coşar ismini zaten biliyor olabilirsiniz. Kendisi Turkiye TV/Radyo sektoru hakkinda duzenli yazilar yazan, arastirmaci tarafi cok guclu, ince bir mizah anlasiyi olan, en aktif bloggerlardan biridir. http://sadeceozgur.blogspot.com.tr ve  http://tvtechtr.blogspot.com.tr bloglarinin sahibidir. Gectigimiz gunlerde ingilizce blogu icin benden e-interview talebinde bulundu ve birkaç soru yöneltti. Ben de dilim döndüğü kadar kendi kisisel bakis acimi paylastim.Özgür’un blog sayfasinda da yayinladigi, benim icin de fikirlerimi konsolide etmemde faydali olmus olan bu sohbeti asagiya kopyaliyorum.

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It is my pleasure to introduce you Mr. Uygar BOYNUDELİK. He is a friend of mine who is working in the media business in Turkey.

1. Dear Mr. Boynudelik, let me start with a classical question. Can you please introduce yourself for my readers. 

Dear Özgür, let me first start by thanking you for regularly writing blog posts and being so sincere and transparent and open-hearted as opposed to the general positioning in the industry. Frankly, I’m a fan of yours, truly 🙂 Anyway, I can simply call myself an engineer who is quite interested in TV technologies. I’m really enjoying reading, writing, researching about it. This is what I do for a living (I’m in charge of STB product management in Turkcell) and also my beloved hobby. I keep writing on www.uygarboynudelik.com in Turkish and on www.turkishtvmarket.info in English since many years. I encourage your readers to have a look my web sites, at the end we’re living in a small industry 🙂

2. When we look at the pay TV business in Europe we see that majority of the population is subscribed to one of the offers. However, in Turkey, payTV has just 35 % market share. According to you what is the main difference between the markets?


Let’s me first start with a quick summary of the Pay-TV market in Turkey. Based on the latest report by BTK (regulatory body in Turkey) the Pay-TV subscribers are categorized as follows:
DTH:
  • Digiturk: 2,79 mio
  • D-Smart:  931K
  • Filbox: 29K
  • Tivibu uydu: 116K
Cable:
  • Turksat Cable: 1,16 mio
IPTV:
  • TTNet: 350K
  • Turkcell TV+: 268K
In total, the number of Pay-TV subs are 5,6 million. Actually there are households with more than 1 subscription. Anyway for the sake of simplicity let’s consider there are around 20 million households, then market penetration is calculated as 28 percent. This is simply the ratio of households with Pay-TV subscription. There are certainly homes with OTT services only such as Netflix, Apple TV etc. Nevertheless, from my perspective the Pay-TV rollout should be calculated with this methodology. After this relatively long introduction, coming back to your question my short answer will be the main difference about the market maturity is simply the average income level of the population. If you compare income per capita in Western Europe to Turkey you’ll notice that income per capita is roughly four times bigger in Europe. I see the gap between average income level as the main reason. Secondly, the high level of piracy is another reason, it’s quite difficult to sell content in Turkey while there are tons of free-of-charge, good quality content on the internet. Thirdly, the negative experience people had with various operators are another barrier for the Pay-TV market to grow. People had suffered a lot due to long-lasting and tiring cancellation processes, miscalculated or miscommunicated surprising bills, not best-in-class customer care cycles etc. All these stuff somehow caused people to try to stay away from 24-hours commitment type of Pay-TV offers.

3. Cable, satellite & terrestrial are used nearly 30 % each for TV reception in Europe. As you well know, in Turkey, TV reception is mainly depended on satellite. What are the results of this situation?

That is a very good point Özgur. I think Turkey is kind of unique with this split. If you don’t mind I’d like to share first my two cents about the root-cause of this uniqueness, later on I’ll come back to the consequences. Historically terrestrial broadcasting has been a real mass in Turkey. The government failed to regulate the licenses and broadcasters with the political power or financial strength managed to build their own towers and broadcast their live TV channels. Considering cable space, this medium has been and still is under control of Turksat -a state-owned company- for many years and they’ve lacked to make the right level of investment to expand their footprint. Even today, cable service is only available on limited areas. On the other hand, satellite installation has been increasing constant since 15-20 years in Turkey. As the satellite dish installation coupled with ‘in China made’ cheap satellite receivers become more and more widely penetrated broadcasters started to invest to have free-to-air channels on Turksat satellite even with poor video quality. The main business model for the broadcasters was to have a free-to-air channel on air, to have the possibility to reach millions of people and try to get any possible level of rating and get the interest from advertisers. Alternatively there are a variety of tele-sales channels that are selling remarkably interesting stuff (things to increase sexual power, things supposedly heal your diseases etc.) and dating platforms. Also from time to time, we hear about lawsuits of the people who one way or another fooled by some of these channels. Today, there are almost 500 FTA channels in Turksat. I think this is not typical. Some of these channels are local, some of them are poor video quality. Coming back to the consequences, this disproportionate balance between the alternative mediums (terrestrial, satellite, cable, IP) resulted in almost to chance for Digital Terrestrial adaptation in the market which is already too much delayed. The content quality of the Live TV channels is significantly biased towards rating. The producers are focused on not producing content with high quality but content that could be appealing for the majority of the people thus bringing better ad revenue. The majority of the programs during daytime is either about matching man and woman willing to marry or Big brother type of programs with a lot of aggression. I think digital terrestrial television is dead at birth.

Many thanks for your answers & time.