The Turkish public broadcaster TRT’s international news channels TRT World (in English) and TRT Arabi (in Arabic) have entered into a partnership with the Indonesian free OTT mobile entertainment platform Oona.
As a result, they will now be available to 185 million Oona subscribers in the country.
Commenting on the development, Christophe Hocahrt, Oona’s founder and CEO, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer these renowned award-winning channels to our Indonesian viewers. Now they can stay ahead 24/7 with TRT’s breaking and in-depth news, current affairs, and gripping documentaries, which are available in both English and Arabic.”
Furkan Han, TRT World’s head of global digital & satellite distribution & partnership, added: “We’ve been investing in digital growth since day one, and provide our content to all demographics, in which ever way they prefer. Our partnership with Oona TV enables delivery of TRT World and TRT Arabi content to millions of people in Indonesia.”
TRT World was launched in 2015 and is based in Istanbul, with three newsrooms in other parts of the world.
Oona is a subsidiary of NFCX in synergy with Metranet, a subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia. It is on course to expand its free and premium service to other parts of Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East, US and Europe.