German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has reached an agreement with Turkish telco Turkcell for the distribution of its English and German language TV programmes on Turkcell TV Plus.
The platform which has just reached one million subscribers offers both IPTV and mobile broadcasting.
“Access to clear and independent information is getting increasingly difficult for people in Turkey,” said DW’s general director Peter Limbourg. “I am happy that DW, through the agreement with Turkcell, can be an important source of information for many people in Turkey about Germany and the world, but also about the developments in their own country.”
Turkcell’s TV & entertainment director Baris Zavaroglu added: “We are happy to provide DW’s rich content to our customers and we will continue to provide diversified services on our 4.5G platform, which has the widest spectrum.”
Turkcell serves around 66.7 million subscribers in nine countries. The company uses its own fibre-optic network for its TV services and also delivers Ultra HD content.
Turkcell TV Plus offers local and foreign TV channels and a video-on-demand service containing more than 1,000 movies, TV series and sports events.