Advanced Television


Dizi launches with Nowo in Portugal

SPI/FilmBox continues its European expansion with a new deal for the drama hub Dizi in Portugal with telco Nowo – which already carries multiple other SPI brands.“Our Dizi brand, which currently boasts a catalogue of some of the best Turkish drama series, has been making waves globally since its launch. The increasing demand for the […]

March 7, 2022

NINETNINE partners with BluTV

NINETNINE, the disruptive content provider to digital and media platforms, has signed an agreement with Turkey’s first and largest local SVOD service, BluTV, that will see the two companies jointly launch Helwa TV, a new live linear entertainment TV channel on March 15th.  BluTV, where Discovery is also a strategic investor, is Turkey’s first and […]

March 3, 2022

SPI expands Dizi distribution with MEGOGO

SPI/FilmBox and MEGOGO, an OTT/VoD service in Eastern Europe and CIS, have extended their distribution deal for three more years in addition to making SPI’s premium series hub Dizi available to MEGOGO subscribers in a number of countries. Perthe deal, Dizi content will be offered both via the linear feed of Timeless Dizi Channel and […]

January 31, 2022

Zavaroglu heads HBO Max in Turkey

HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service, has appointed Baris Zavaroglu as its Director General in Turkey. Zavaroglu will be responsible for leading the direct-to-consumer business which launches in the country later this year. In this newly created role, Zavaroglu will oversee the launch and growth of HBO Max in Turkey aligned to the wider strategy of […]

January 12, 2022

SPI International’s Dizi joins du

SPI/FilmBox, in collaboration with UAE-based content licensing management company, SAWA Rights Management (SRM), has announced the launch of Dizi on du’s TV platform in the UAE. du will offer SPI’s premium Turkish drama hub Dizi in the ‘Arabic Essential’ package.“Turkish series became a global phenomenon in recent years and they are exceptionally popular in the […]

December 22, 2021

Türksat 5B launches Dec 19

Türksat 5B will be launched on December 19th, subject to the usual weather considerations. The current plan calls for the launch to take place from Florida by SpaceX on one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The satellite, built by Airbus, was shipped to Florida in November and arrived from France on November 29th. Türksat 5B […]

December 13, 2021By Chris Forrester

Indonesia: SPI/FilmBox’s Dizi on Transvision

SPI/FilmBox’s drama brand Dizi, which offers a slate of popular Turkish series, is now traveling to Indonesia through a new distribution agreement with Transvision, one of the leading telecommunications providers in the country. Dizi will be available on all of Transvision’s linear pay-TV services via DTH, IPTV, Smart TV, cable, and OTT, including the XStream […]

December 1, 2021

Turksat 5B ready for launch

Turkey says that the upcoming launch of its Turksat 5B communications satellite will increase the nation’s Ka-band capacity fifteen-fold. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu confirmed that the Airbus-built satellite will be placed at the orbital slot of 42 degrees East. SpaceX is looking after the launch from its Cape Canaveral base in Florida. Weather […]

November 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

Digiturk launches internet service

Tukish sports & entertainment broadcaster and digital platform, Digiturk, has announced the launch of Digiturk Internet, offering broadband bundled with high speed ADSL and VDSL services. The service will be offered to existing and new Digiturk TV customers at a discounted rate. Special offers will also be available to consumers who take up both television […]

November 16, 2021

Net Insight, Türk Telekom 5G collab

Net Insight has signed a collaboration agreement with Turkish telecom operator Türk Telekom relating to 5G synchronisation. Under the agreement, worth SEK 220 million (€22.1m), Net Insight is initially providing SEK 55 million for product development, as well as an initial order worth SEK 25 million for existing products with delivery starting this year. The […]

November 1, 2021