Digiturk launches international OTT service
February 1, 2012
Turkish pay TV provider Digiturk is making its DigiturkWebTV service available internationally via over-the-top TV set-tops supplied by Istanbul-based technology provider AirTies.
Digiturk is making DigiturkWebTV’s premium content and LigTv HD available to subscribers abroad in real time, video-on-demand, and catch-up playback up to 12 hours after initial screening, enabling international subscribers to view Turkish Super League football matches, TV series and various Turkish content to suit the time zone of the country in which they live.
The service will be delivered via AirTies Air 7120 boxes using Microsoft Playready DRM and adaptive bit-rate streaming. The Air7120 also supports internet radio, YouTube, and will support social media features including Facebook and Twitter in the near future by software updates.
Kerem Ertan, assistant general manager of Digiturk, responsible for international sales, said: “DigiTurk works hard to deliver all its customers its premium content anytime, anywhere throughout the world with the highest quality viewing experience from TV, PC, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Today we are delighted to announce the newest development in this unique partnership with AirTies because it will keep expatriate Turks living abroad more connected than ever to premium Turkish content, and it allows that content to be watched on a TV screen.”