Digiturk


CBS signs content licensing pact with Digiturk

CBS Studios International has unveiled a wide-ranging multi-platform, multi-series content licensing agreement with Turkey’s largest digital PayTV platform Digiturk. As part of the agreement, Digiturk channels will exclusively broadcast the entire slate of new series from CBS Studios International, including shows created for CBS Television Network, The CW and the premium cable network Showtime. New series […]

beIN completes Digiturk acquisition

beIN Media Group has finally completed its acquisition of Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk from its holding company DP Acquisitions. Announcing the move, beIN Media Group chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said that the acquisition represents the “largest deal in the history of our group and a major milestone in our global expansion”. The completion […]

BeIN finalises acquisition of Digitürk

Turkey’s Saving Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) has completed the sale of pay TV operation Digitürk to Qatar’s BeIN Media Group. Digitürk was 53.3% owned by Çukurova Holdinga snd 46.7% owned by private equity group Providence Equity. Digitürk has an estimated 3.5 million subscribers. The sale price has not been disclosed by is reported to be […]

Al Jazeera buys Digitürk

Al Jazeera has acquired Turkish pay TV operator Digitürk via its BeIN Sports arm. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. Reports in April suggested that BeIN Sports was expected to pay between US$1 billion and US$1.2 billion for the operator. Digitürk, which holds top-tier Turkish football rights until the end of the 2016-17 […]

Pay TV outshines piracy in MENA

Piracy remains a major problem in the Middle East and North Africa, despite the many efforts to eradicate it. Digital TV Research principal analyst Simon Murray showcases the latest data and forecasts relating to piracy and the wider pay TV market in the MENA region. According to the latest Digital TV Middle East & North […]

Turkey: imports and exports

Following this week’s Discop Istanbul event, TBI speaks to Turkey’s main distribution companies about how changes in the domestic market are impacting their business, how they are dealing with the challenge of selling into the Middle East and how Turkish drama is becoming hot property in Latin America. A country of 20 million TV homes, […]

Digiturk launches sci-fi channel Dizimax

Turkish pay TV operator Digiturk has launched a new sci-fi channel, Dizimax Sci-Fi HD. The channel offers a raft of sci-fi series dubbed into Turkish or with Turkish/English subtitles and Digtiturk is offering customers the premium service free for a month. It has acquired a slew of new and classic sci fi series for the […]

BBC Knowledge and HD launch on Digiturk

BBC Worldwide has signed a deal with Digiturk and its BBC Knowledge and BBC HD channels launch on the Turkish satellite platform for the first time. The expanded deal came as the BBC’s commercial arm renewed its carriage deal for BBC Entertainment and BBC World News, which are already available on Digiturk. The doubling of […]

New bidders emerge for Digiturk

Turk Telekom, Dogan Holding and Dogus Group have emerged as potential buyers for troubled pay TV operator Digiturk, with a deal likely to be valued at up to US$1 billion, according to Reuters. The news agency cited banking sources as saying that News Corp and Liberty Global may also be interested in acquiring the pay […]

Chello takes SPT titles for Turkey

Chello Zone has acquired more than 50 titles from Sony Pictures Television for Turkish channel Moviemax Speed. Chello brokered the deal on behalf of pay TV platform Digiturk, which owns the action and adventure movie net. The deal comprises 41 feature films such as Anaconda, Boyz n the Hood and Street Fighter, six miniseries including […]