Turkish digital TV platform Digiturk has retained the broadcasting rights for the Turkish Super Leagues for another five years. Digiturk outbid rival platform Turkcell Superonline to land all broadcasting rights for the Turkish top tier football through its bid worth $500 million per annum. With value added tax the figure is expected to be closer to $600 million.
The new contract will also include broadcast rights for the 1. Lig (First League) and the second division. Through this contract, the Turkish Super League has retained its position as Europe’s sixth biggest league according to TV rights earnings (behind England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany).
Digiturk currently has over 3.5 million subscribers.