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TV & Internet in Istanbul

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Cable TV

There are two main cable TV systems in Turkey – Turksat Cable TV and Digiturk.

Turksat Cable TV gives you over 50 channels of programming, most of which are in Turkish. However BBC Prime (contests, serials, documentary and films), BBC World (mostly news and documentary), Eurosport (full time sports channel),and CNN, are available in English. TV5 broadcasts in French and for native Germans, German RTL is available.

Please also note that Cable TV subscriptions are made for addresses, not to your name. This means that you cannot transfer a cable TV line to another address. If the agreement is made in your name, don’t forget to terminate it before moving to another address. The cable TV rates differ according to individual and group applications.

Digitürk gives you more than 130 channels of programming via a digital platform. Family channel , Hallmark, entertainment channel E! Entertainment and Extreme Sports are among the channels Digitürk covers. National channels, radio and digital music channels are also available.

In order to access Digitürk broadcasting you will need a Digitürk dish antenna and a Digikutu (Digi Box) installation which can be obtained from Digiturk dealers.

For more information, check with the dealers or visit their websites.


Internet connections are provided either by Turk Telekom or by private companies using their lines. Connections are provided either through phone lines or cable TV lines. There are a number of private internet providers with various Internet service packages that differ in duration and fees. You can choose from 1, 3, 6 or 12-month periods and the price range is between US $10 and 20/month for unlimited usage. Key private providers include:

For more detailed information on internet providers in Turkey, click here.

Update 12/06/2014


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