Advanced Television


Spain: SPI’s Dizi on Amazon Prime Video Channels

SPI/FilmBox has announced that Dizi, which offers a curated selection of Turkish series, is now available dubbed in Spanish through Amazon Prime Video Channels in Spain. Dizi will be offered as an add-on paid monthly subscription package available for Prime members at €2.99 per month and subscribers can get a free trial for two weeks. […]

September 27, 2021

SpaceX wins Turkey satellite launch

SpaceX has secured a launch contract for Turksat-6A. It will be launched from Florida on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Turksat-6A is the first satellite to be built domestically in Turkey and once in orbit will be used for commercial as well as governmental uses. The satellite should finish its build by the end of […]

September 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

SPI International launches Dizi streaming service

Global media company SPI International has unveiled their new digital streaming service, Dizi, which offers a selection of popular Turkish series as well as the best series, telenovelas and soap operas from all over the world, depending on the demands of the local markets. Dubbed the Home of Good Stories, Dizi combines a linear channel […]

September 7, 2021

Turkey: beIN Sports acquires Premier League rights

beIN Media Group and The Premier League have agreed a new three year deal in Turkey for the broadcast of the football league on beIN Sports Turkey from next season. Turkish fans will have access to all Premier League matches live and exclusively on beIN Sports Turkey, together with weekly clips, highlights and shows each […]

August 24, 2021

beIN Sports scores Bundesliga rights in France, Turkey

beIN Media Group and Bundesliga International have agreed a new deal in France and Turkey for the broadcast of the top flight German league on beIN Sports until 2025. The renewal extends the exclusive partnership between beIN Sports and Bundesliga in France to more than a decade, while reaching a new customer base on beIN […]

July 16, 2021

Türksat 5A goes live

Turkey’s latest satellite, Türksat 5A, has been commercialised by the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a commissioning ceremony. Türksat 5A operates from 31 degrees East. President Erdoğan also told attendees that its latest satellite Türksat 6A, now under construction, would launch next year. Turkey is building the satellite itself, and Erdoğan said that Turkey […]

June 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Turksat revenues top $300m

Turksat’s satellite revenues made up a major portion of its overall income with EBITDA of $175.22 million. But cable-based services and IT also contributed to the operator’s 2020 growth of 40.7 per cent. Turksat says that its cable business had, at Turkish Lira 986 million, the highest share (39.5 per cent) of revenues. Cable service […]

April 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Delay for Turksat 5A launch

Turkey’s much needed Turksat 5A was due to be launched by SpaceX from Florida on January 4th. Local reports say the launch has been delayed. The urgency to get the satellite into orbit is so that Turksat can secure the orbital rights for Turkey at 31 degrees East. The SpaceX drone barge ‘Just Read The […]

January 4, 2021By Chris Forrester

Netflix testing linear in France; wins Turkey licence

Netflix is testing a linear channel that is currently exclusive to France. The streaming platform began rolling out the channel in select areas on November 5th, with plans to expand throughout the whole of the country during the last few weeks of the year. The OTT channel, branded Netflix Direct, can only be  accessed via […]

November 6, 2020

Netflix commissions Midnight at the Pera Palace

Netflix has announced a new Netflix Original drama series titled “Midnight at the Pera Palace”, produced by Karga Seven Pictures Turkey, the Turkish production outfit of award-winning LA-based production company Karga Seven Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company. The eight-episode Turkish language series has started production in multiple locations in Turkey. “Midnight at the Pera […]

October 20, 2020