Ebubekir Sahin, head of RTUK, wished media organisations good luck in a tweet and commented that Netflix, Blu TV, PUHU TV, Turkcell, Vodafone, Digiturk and TİVİBU were some of the 600 organisations who applied for a licence to continue operating in the country.
Netflix has applied for a license to continue operating in Turkey under new online broadcasting rules, Ebubekir Sahin, the head of the country’s television watchdog (RTUK) announced today, according to Reuters.
Turkey is reported to have given RTUK full control over all online content, including streaming platforms and online news outlets – a move that has raised concerns about possible censorship.
“We have received license and permission applications from over 600 organisations including Netflix, Blu TV, PUHU TV, Turkcell, Vodafone, Digiturk, TİVİBU, and other broadcasters in the sector,” Sahin said on his Twitter account in Turkish.
The new regulation stipulates that content providers should get a new license to continue operating in Turkey and comply with RTUK guidelines.
Those who do not adhere to the guidelines will be given 30 days to change their content or will have their licenses suspended for three months and later canceled.