Video vs. Music streaming services: Top 8 Similarities & Differences

Let’s have a look to video and music streaming services from a ‘Compare & Contrast’ point of view. I’ve consolidated 8 major similarities and 8 differences. Absolutely, this is not the exhaustive list, please feel free to add yours into the comments part at the bottom of the post.

Similarities

1. Business Models: Both have free (ad-based) and subscription based business models. While the majority of the music services benefit both options (Spotify, fizy etc) most of the video services adapt either free model (puhutv, Hulu etc.) or subscription based model (Netflix, TV+ etc.)

2. Entertainment services: This one is trivial. Both services are designed to entertain people from a variety of age group, kids, teenagers, adults, moms, dads and even grandparents. People are paying for music and video services to relax, to have fun, to get socialized and to enrich their lives. Okumaya devam et “Video vs. Music streaming services: Top 8 Similarities & Differences”

The difficulties for techno people in Turkish TV Subscription Market

Tivibu just announced that number of Tivibu Home subscribers has been arrived to “remarkable 1 million” milestone.

The underlying technology of Tivibu Home is twofold:

  • IPTV : The service has been launched back in 2011. As of Q2 of 2017, there are around 545K  Tivibu IPTV customers.
  • DTH: The satellite service that is marketed as “Tivibu Uydu” has been introduced in Q2 of 2015 following the acquisition of Champions League and UEFA digital rights. The remaing half of the ~1 million subscibers are belonging to this segment.

What I’ve done is I’ve extracted Tivibu’s number of subs and ARPU data along the last 15 quartersfrom this sheet published by TT and put into the following graph.

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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”

Digital Platforms dersi vize soru ve cevaplari (Güz 2016)

Gectigimiz yillarda 2013 ve 2014 Bahar donemlerinde Kadir Has Universitesi Iletisim Fakultesi Yeni Medya bolumunde ‘Digital Broadcasting’ ismiyle ders vermistim. Hatta yapmis oldugum sinav sorularini da blogumda yayinlamistim. Asagida baglantilarini tekrar paylasiyorum:

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Okumaya devam et “Digital Platforms dersi vize soru ve cevaplari (Güz 2016)”

IHS Markit Research ile e-söyleşi

Ingiltere merkezlı IHS Markit Research firmasından Senior Analyst arkadaşım Constantinos benimle bir e-söyleşi yapmak istemişti. Eposta üzerinden soru-cevap şeklindeki iletişimimizi bu platformun okuyucuları için faydalı olabileceği düşüncesi ile buraya da taşıdım. Aklınıza takılan, açıklanmasına ihtiyaç duyduğunuz bölüm olursa bana her zamanki gibi uygarboynudelik@gmail.com üzerinden erişebilirsiniz.

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What is the current state of the OTT Market in Turkey? Is it a very niche market, with no real impact on the subscribers of the Pay TV players (like Digiturk, D-Smart, Turk Telekom, Turksat)? It has a very small percentage of subscribers, let ‘say less than 1% of the Pay TV Market?

If the OTT landscape in Turkey is examined deeply it’s seen that it is mainly dominated by OTT extensions of the legacy Pay-TV operators. In other words, the majority of the OTT consumption is done by the services provided by Pay TV players, hence almost no impact on the major players. Digiturk, Turksat, TT and Turkcell are all offering their OTT services as a bonus to the main TV offering. D-Smart’s BluTV is kind of different in the sense that with the new organisation and ambition Dogan Group is trying to position BluTV as a isolated product apart from D-Smart but they are still struggling. On top of this, there are still a number of independent OTT players like Netflix, Filmbox etc but due to the lack of marketing power and brand awareness they are not that competent and hardly gain new customers. Overall, taking into account the total number of OTT users in Turkey they could arrive up to 2,6 million mainly powered by TT and Turkcell TV+ customers while the global pay-TV market in Turkey is close to 6 million.

Here are the up-to-date figures:

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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. 

 

Tivibu platformu 2015 yilsonu kapanis verileri analizi

Turk Telekom grubu 2015 yil sonuc sonuclarini “Yatirimci Iliskileri” bolumunde acikladi. Ilgili sunum bu baglantidan indirilebilir. Sunumda TV ile ilgili sayfalari asagida kopyaladim ve her bir sayfa icin yorumlarimi paylastim. (gorselleri tiklayarak buyutebilirsiniz.)

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 22.14.26Turkiye’de PayTV pazarinin buyuklugu toplamda 5.6 milyon hane. Tum Turkiye’de 20 milyon hane oldugu kabul edilirse bu yaklasik %27′lik bir pazar payi anlamina geliyor. Ayni oranin Avrupa’daki %61 seviyesinde olmasi benim icin surpriz sayilmaz. Bana kalirsa bu farkin birkac temel sebebi olabilir.

  • Gelir seviyesi ve alim gucundeki farkliliklar
  • Turkiye’de FTA kanal sayisinin cok yuksek olusu ve uydu alicisi pazarinin olgun bir seviyede olmasi
  • Korsanin yayginligi

 

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Turk Telekom bu sayfada rekabette guclu oldugu yonleri on plana cikartmak istemis. Buna gore Teknoloji basliginda Tivibu IPTV ve Tivibu Uydu platformlarina atifta bulunmus. Benim bakis acima gore Digiturk ve D-Smart’ uydu uzerinden sagladiklari servise ek olarak IP uzerinden de icerik sagladiklari icin ilgili alanda “DTH + IP’  yazmasi daha makul olurdu. Icerik boyutunda ise Tivibu ‘Sampiyonlar Ligi ve UEFA’ maclarinin icerik haklarina sahip oldugunu farkli kanallardan guclu bir sekilde vurgulamaya devam ediyor.

 



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Buna gore Tivibu  gecen senenin ikinci yarisinda 93K net abone kazanmis. Bu onceki ceyreklerde gerceklesmemis bir ivmelenme. bu. Bunun yeni Tivibu Uydu platformunun itkisiyle gerceklestigini biliyoruz. Yani bu yeni abone kazanimlarinin buyuk bolumunun IPTV platformundan ziyade uydu platformuna oldugu tahmininde bulunabiliriz. UEFA ve SL maclarinin 3 seneligine yayin haklarinin alinmasi ile hareketlenmis platformun is planlarini Galatasaray’in onumuzdeki sene Avrupa’dan men edilmis olmasi suphesiz ki olumsuz etkileyecektir.