BBC Earth will launch as a linear channel across MENA through the Bein DTH service on April 5, 2018.
Turkey’s Dogan Holding has entered into talks with Demirören Holding, an unlisted company seen as supporting President Tayyip Erdogan, on the sale and transfer of its video and print media.
Turkish satellite operator Türksat has announced it will phase out all standard definition (SD) broadcasts on its 42 degrees East position, requiring all channels to broadcast in HD/MPEG-4.
Turkey’s newly-launched Vodafone TV service has added eight SPI/Filmbox channels to its line-up.
Three large banks are set to take a majority stake in the Turkish incumbent Türk Telekom.
Türk Telekom plans to become the leading provider in the Turkish TV mass market by home access within the next five years.
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 Culture Ministry has prepared a draft law to block illegal movie streaming websites and platforms that illegally provide copyrighted artwork.
Turkey’s transport, maritime and communications minister has confirmed negotiations have begun with Airbus for the development of Türksat 5A and 5B.
Turkey’s broadcasting regulator RTUK has ordered the removal of three Iraqi Kurdistan-based TV channels from the Turksat satellite system.