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July 29, 2014

Digiturk Teams with AirTies and Octoshape for Premium Programming OTT

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

Digiturk, a satellite television provider in Turkey, recently signed an agreement with AirTies Wireless Networks, a company serving the broadcast and broadband industry, and Octoshape, a provider of cloud-based OTT streaming technology for broadcasters, to deploy their joint OTT/IPTV solution, which will help the company deliver premium programming over-the-top to its international customers.

“With over 5 million Turkish people living abroad, there is clear demand for high quality Turkish TV distribution across many markets. Delivering Digiturk’s content in a stable, high quality fashion is a core principle to our offerings,” Hatice Memigüven, chief technology officer and chief operating officer at Digiturk, said in a statement.

“We selected our strategic partners AirTies and Octoshape given their ability to expand our reach globally, while providing the same quality of service our consumers have come to expect,” Memigüven added.

Back in 2013, both Octoshape and AirTies announced a partnership to offer global OTT IPTV platform. The partnership was a major step towards enabling the transition from broadcast TV to broadband TV on connected devices. Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape, believes that the joint implementation with AirTies guarantees an always-on broadband TV service and represents a major opportunity for DTH providers to increase revenues by offering services in new markets.

Digiturk claims that the company works with an entertainment strategy to offer high quality content available to consumers via big screen TVs, regardless of their location. Viewed on the big screen, Digiturk premium content dramatically improves the viewing experience and increases the view time per subscriber. With the rollout of the new (AirTies’s set top boxes (STB) integrated with Infinite (News - Alert) HD) service, Turkish expats and locals combined can now watch 80 channels, in addition to having access to 11 radio channels. 

Edited by Adam Brandt

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