Turkey’s first English language international news platform, TRT World is expanding its global distribution with the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform, Freesat. TRT World is now available for Freesat viewers to watch on channel number 215.

TRT World is expanding its global distribution with the UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform, Freesat. TRT World is now available for Freesat viewers to watch on channel number 215.

Founded in 2015, TRT World broadcasts in the English language to communicate a Turkish perspective on current affairs to a global audience. As the international face of Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) – a European Broadcasting Union founding member – TRT World hopes to encourage dialogue between viewers, offering a different viewpoint on current affairs.  

The channel’s ‘field-first’ approach places a top priority on having journalists situated at all four corners of the world, ready to cover any event live on location. TRT World also seeks to focus on the humanitarian angle of each story, prioritising how events influence ordinary people. 

TRT World, in addition to on-the-ground reporting, also has a wide variety of in-studio programming. Showcase, for example, keeps viewers up to date with the latest in the arts and culture scene. Money Talks aims to help the 99% navigate their financial world through in-depth reports and analysis from the TRT World team. Beyond The Game sees TRT World speak to the biggest names behind the biggest sporting events. 

Murat Akguc, Managing Director at TRT World said:

“We are pleased to announce the signing of this agreement with Freesat. TRT World is strengthening its worldwide position as a global news organization and this deal will enable us to reach out to UK homes to provide an alternative viewpoint on world events, challenging perceived narratives and providing a much-needed perspective on news. We will continue to bring the news directly to our audience, wherever they are and in whichever way they prefer to receive it”

Alistair Thom, managing director at Freesat, said:

“We’re very pleased to have TRT World join our catalogue of channels here at Freesat. In coming to our platform, TRT World joins the likes of CNN and Al-Jazeera in providing our viewers with an international perspective on news and current affairs from both home and abroad. We look forward to a fruitful and long-lasting partnership between the two of us.”

 

About TRT World

TRT World, Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform is launched in 2015 and headquartered in Istanbul, with four newsrooms and an extensive global bureau network covering major regions and hot spots. Strategically designed to maximize its global reach, it is broadly available in all major English-speaking territories and can be accessed via traditional media, including free-to-air, cable and satellite, and other digital platforms, including mobiles, desktops and social media. A distinctive voice to the global news landscape, this is TRT World.

www.trtworld.com
twitter.com/trtworld 
facebook.com/trtworld
instagram.com/trtworld
youtube.com/c/trt.world

Address: Ahmet Adnan Saygun Cad. No:83, 34340, Ulus, İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 326 30 00
Contact: marcom@trtworld.com

 

About Freesat

Freesat is the UK’s subscription-free satellite television platform, offering over 200 channels of brilliant free recordable TV together with the latest streaming services, including catch-up and pay-as-you-go. First and foremost, we’re about giving our viewers content, choice and amazing value. But we’re also innovative, ambitious and agile, whether that’s adding new services on our platform, finding new ways to help the channels that work with us, or exporting our technology to broadcasters in new territories. We invest our profits back into the business, helping to maintain a great user experience for all our customers. 

Established in 2007 by the BBC and ITV, Freesat reaches 2 million homes each week and is available via TV and set-top box. Our customers have access to a wide range of channels providing entertainment, news, music, and children’s programming and on-demand and catch-up favourites such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, YouTube and Netflix. Our user interface and management platform, Metaphor provides international TV companies with connected TV solutions. We are a founding member of the Free TV Alliance in Europe and in 2016 we launched an audience analytics and insight service in association with TVbeat.

www.freesat.co.uk
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freesat@powerscourt-group.com

About TRT World

TRT World, Turkey’s first English broadcasting international news platform is launched in 2015 and headquartered in Istanbul, with four newsrooms and an extensive global bureau network covering major regions and hot spots. Strategically designed to maximize its global reach, it is broadly available in all major English-speaking territories and can be accessed via traditional media, including free-to-air, cable and satellite, and other digital platforms, including mobiles, desktops and social media. A distinctive voice to the global news landscape, this is TRT World.

www.trtworld.com
twitter.com/trtworld
facebook.com/trtworld
instagram.com/trtworld
youtube.com/c/trtworld

Address: Ahmet Adnan Saygun cad. No:83, 34340, Ulus, İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 326 30 00
Contact: marcom@trtworld.com