What is TMSF?


The Turkish media scene has witnessed many changes in the ownership of media assets in the last few years.  Behind most of these sales or purchasings, the so-known TMSF was an active agent. Standing for „Savings Deposit Insurance Fund“, this government agency established under the banking law „insures savings deposits and participation funds in order […]

TRT-Türk is no longer broadcasted on Cable TV


After more than 30 years, TRT-Türk is no longer available on Cable TV in Germany. Kabel Deutschland, unitymedia and TRT could not agree on a further cooperation model for broadcasting TRT-Türk within their network.

TRT-Türk was formerly known as TRT-Int, as the international branch of the Turkish State TV channel TRT, that provided specific content for […]

Zirve Holding bought ATV


The national TV channel ATV, together with the daily newspaper Sabah, has been sold to Zirve Holding, a company owned by the Kalyon Group. Kalyon Group, founded in 1974, has been active especially in the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors, with many businesses in Turkey, Russia and the Middle East. Their media branch, Zirve Holding […]

SKYTURK 360 news channel sold to Sancak


The news channel SKYTURK 360, along with 2 national newspapers, 5 magazines and 2 radio channels have been sold to the businessman and entrepeneur Ethem Sancak on 21 November 2013.

The Turkish Savings Deposit and Insurance Fund (TMSF) had seized these media assets,

formerly belonging to the Çukurova Holding, due to its debts. Under its supervision, the […]

Digiturk stops broadcasting Lig TV on Cable / IP TV in Germany


Starting from 01.08.2013, Digiturk has stopped broadcasting LIG TV in Cable and IP TV in Germany. Turkish soccer games can now only be watched over Digiturk DTH and IP/Web TV Platform.

SHOW TV channel sold to Ciner Group


One of Turkey’s first private TV channels, SHOW TV, has recently been sold to Ciner Group, a large holding active in media, as well as other branches of business such as energy and mining.

The channel had been seized by Turkey’s Savings and Deposit Insurance Funds (TMSF)  along with its former owner Çukurova Group’s other assets, […]

Digiturk seized by the state


The Turkish Savings Deposit and Insurance Fund (TMSF) has seized the media assets of the Çukurova Group, including the major Turkish digital TV platform Digiturk, as well as the news channel SKYTURK and other radios, newspapers, magazines, production companies.

The Fund had seized the TV channel SHOW TV earlier, due to the company’s debts. The Çukurova […]