Two more HD channels are to join the Digiturk package from Eutelsat W3A at 7 degrees East. A documentary channel and a film channel will join the Digiturk Plus package; it follows the launch of Turkish football channel Lig TV and Fox Sports Turkey, which began test transmissions earlier this month. A further eight standard definition channels are also scheduled to launch during 2008. This will bring the total to over 170.
In June, Digiturk signed a new four-year contract with Eutelsat Communications. However, the 1.8 million-subscriber platform suffered a blow in November when it was forced to withdraw its IPO from the London Stock Exchange.