Digital terrestrial transmissions are expected to commence in Turkey within the next six months. According to the national daily Hurriyet, DTT will begin in 13 major cities following the first meeting of Anten Corp, the recently established national transmission agency.
Star TV’s Nuri Colakoglu, who has been appointed as the chairman of Anten Corp, is quoted as saying that the organisation agreed to issue a tender for a common antenna system. Five antenna towers will be required to serve Istanbul alone.
Anten Corp’s executive board consists of members from the ministry of transport, public broadcaster TRT, and private broadcasters Kanal D, Show TV, ATV, Star TV, NTV, Kanal 7 and STV.