The satcaster has selected a joint solution offered by AirTies and Octoshape to deliver the 80-channel OTT package that will be available on smart phones right through to big screen TVs.
The Digiturk service offers features such as 12 hour time shift for live TV, catch up TV, YouTube, internet radio, media playback over DLNA and USB connected devices. For local Turkish subscribers, Digiturk offers a traditional satellite bundle with an Octoshape OTT Web Player. For the international markets located beyond satellite reach, the AirTies Air STB facilitates an OTT/IPTV service over the public Internet.
“Watching an AirTies-Octoshape powered experience is equal to, or even better than, a traditional broadcast equivalent,” said Bulent Celebi, Chairman at AirTies Wireless Networks. “We are also proud of our OTT/IPTV deployment for Digiturk given the immediate value they’ll see in terms of increased consumer footprint and reduced time to market.”
“Delivering high quality OTT/IPTV programming on behalf of Digiturk will drive extended consumer engagement for them and ultimately top line revenue,” added Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Our joint implementation with Airties guarantees an always-on broadband TV service and represents a major opportunity for DTH providers to increase revenues by offering services in new markets.”
Digiturk is owned by the Savings Deposit and Insurance Fund (TMSF) with interest from a number of parties.