Dogan’s OTT service BluTV has built its success on local content, according to Alptug Copuroglu, the company’s CFO & head of business development.
Turkey’s largest media company Dogan Group has made its video-on-demand (VOD) service BluTV available outside Turkey, targeting the around 4 million Turks or people of Turkish origin in Germany and Europe.
Turkey’s Dogan has combined its core activities under one holding company.
The Turkish pay-TV platform D-Smart saw a 19% growth in its take up in 2013, ending the year with over one million subscribers.
The race to buy the Turkish pay-TV operator Digitürk has intensified, with Dogan Holding submitting a non-binding offer of $742 million (€561.9 million) for a 53% stake in the company.
Turkey’s Dogan Yayin Holding Commerz-Film Gmbh, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Axel Springer, has acquired a 25% stake in Dogan TV Holding.