Digiturk running Push VOD

By Julian Clover
September 15, 2009

IBC 2009 – Amsterdam. Irdeto has given details on the push VOD service launched on the Digiturk platform with OpenTV, Pace and TeleIDEA.

Digiturk launched its HD PVR in January 2008 and the satcaster has subsequently signed 45,000 subscribers across Turkey. The system combines a triple tuner receiver manufactured by Pace and featuring the Irdeto conditional access. The PVR itself runs on OpenTV’s Core 2/PVR technology featuring the TeleIDEA Electronic Program Guide.

Subscribers can select, download and store feature films and television shows directly onto the set-top box hard drive.

“We are committed to providing customers with cutting-edge functionality and features, as evidenced through the results of this new, innovative solution,” said Hatice Memiguven, COO of Digiturk. “The technology provided by Irdeto, OpenTV, Pace and TeleIDEA proved instrumental in securing numerous additional satisfied subscribers and successfully implementing a new business model.”

Digiturk has a total of 2.3 million subscribers; it offers a mix of local and US content including HD coverage of Turkcell Super League football.