BeIN Sports (Turkey)

The Turkish Süper Lig’s tender structure has been drastically changed shortly before bids are due on November 21, making incumbent broadcaster Digiturk the clear favourite to renew its rights.

Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk has appointed Yousef Al-Obaidly as its new chief executive, following its recent takeover by beIN Media Group.

The MP & Silva agency has secured a solid increase in the value of Serie A media rights in Turkey, but will wait to see how the market develops before committing to a deal for more than one season.

BeIN Media Group has confirmed the acquisition of DP Acquisitions, the holding company of Turkish pay-television broadcaster Digiturk, a major sports broadcaster.

Turkey’s state-owned Savings Deposit Insurance Fund has approved the sale of pay-television broadcaster Digiturk to beIN Media Group, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Turkish state broadcaster TRT is set to sublicense a package of Euro 2016 matches to pay-television operator Digiturk.

Azerbaijani broadband and mobile phone operator Bakcell has entered into a long-term content partnership with Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk.

The beIN Media Group has completed a deal to take over Turkish pay-television broadcaster Digiturk.

The beIN Media Group could finalise a deal to take over Turkish pay-television broadcaster Digiturk “within weeks,” sources have told the Bloomberg news agency.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group has agreed a takeover deal for Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk, according to the Star.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Media Group could complete a takeover of Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk in two weeks, according to Reuters.

German pay-television broadcaster Sportdigital has agreed a deal with Digiturk for carriage on the Turkish pay-television operator’s IPTV platform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The renewal by Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk’s of its domestic Süper Lig rights was confirmed by the Turkish competition authority, Rekabet Kurumu, in November.

Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk and sports broadcaster NTV Spor have agreed a three-year deal for rights to the Turkish Basketball League, the sport’s top division in the country.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chief executive of beIN Media Group, has reportedly struck a deal to acquire a majority shareholding in Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk.

Turkish pay-television operator Digiturk will retain the rights to the Super Lig, the top division of football in the country, through the 2016-17 season after the deal was approved by Turkey’s competition authority, Rekabet Kurumu.

The Euroleague doubled the value of its media rights in Turkey this month as pay-television operator Digiturk ousted incumbent rights-holder, NTV Spor.