Tag Archives: Turkey

beIN Sports acquires 53% stake in Digiturk

Qatar-based operator, beIN Media Groups Chairman and CEO, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has reportedly acquired a 53% stake in Turkish satellite pay-TV operator, Digiturk, for USD 820 million, according to reports. The acquisition would make Al Jazeera a prominent player in Turkey, which is the top TV market in South-Eastern Europe, and boost its soccer offering ahead [...]

Al Jazeera extends reach to Turkey

Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera, plans to extend its services to Turkey and will soon launch a new TV channel, Al Jazeera Türk. The move has been preceded by launching a Turkish online service ahead of a full television channel launch from Istanbul. Al Jazeera Türk is an important new member to the Al Jazeera Network, [...]

Al Jazeera considers bid for Turkish DTH operator, Digiturk

Qatar based television broadcaster, Al Jazeera, is considering a bid for a majority stake in Turkish DTH operator, Digiturk, according to banking sources close to the deal. Al Jazeera is reported to have appointed Barclays Capital to oversee the bid and a formal bidding process is expected to begin in early 2014. According to Dataxis, [...]

Turkey’s first communication satellite project to commence in 2016

Turkey plans to begin its work for the launch of its first geostationary communications satellite, Turksat 5A, in 2016. The satellite, when launched, will provide telecommunication and direct TV broadcasting services over a broad geographic region between west of China and east of England stretching over Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. [...]