« Turkish Parliament discusses bill on RTÜK amid opposition » – Hürriyet Daily News

« A government-backed draft on Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council, or RTÜK, will grant the body further authorization over broadcast supervision, according to opposition parties, who accuse the government of trying to control the media. Ruling party officials, however, reject the claims, arguing the motion is part of EU harmonization laws.

The government-led draft bill on Turkey’s television watchdog, or RTÜK, was discussed in Parliament’s Constitution Commission on Wednesday.

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç, who is also responsible for Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council, or RTÜK, said the bill restructured the board and would bring solutions to the institution’s problems.(…) »

Source : Hürriyet Daily News

« Les séries turques diffusées dans 36 pays » – Zaman France

« En visite dans la province de Mardin pour visiter le plateau de la série TV « Aşk Bir Hayal » (L’amour est un rêve), Çelik a fait remarquer qu’un nombre croissant de séries télévisées turques sont diffusées sur les chaînes du Moyen-Orient, des Balkans et des nations turcophones et qu’elles brisent constamment les records d’audience de prime-time.

« Il y a un grand intérêt pour la Turquie à travers le monde. En outre, de nombreuses sociétés de production cinématographique désirent tourner des films ou des séries télévisées en Turquie où elles sont fascinées par la beauté naturelle du pays qu’on voit dans les séries télévisées turques », a noté Çelik, soulignant aussi que certains films étrangers et projets télévisés sont actuellement en préparation pour être tournés en Turquie. […] »

Source : Zaman France

« Turkish industry bodies plan new TV ratings committee » – Research-Live

« TURKEY— Three industry associations have joined forces to revamp TIAK, the joint industry committee for TV ratings in Turkey, after the country’s Competition Board ordered the body to restructure.

TIAK was initially given a 90-day deadline to restructure itself, hire professional staff and make its methodology publicly available, having been found by the Competition Board to be “lacking in structure and technical ability”.

That deadline expired yesterday, however TIAK has been given a 60-day extension after the chairman of the Advertising Association (RD), the Association of Advertisers (RVD) and the TV Broadcasters’ Association agreed to establish a new association to replace the existing TIAK set-up.(…) »

Source : Research-Live

« Turkish soap operas in the Arab world: social liberation or cultural alienation?  » – Arab Media & Society

http://www.arabmediasociety.com/?article=735

« In 1980 oil magnate J.R. Ewing was shot and injured in the hit series Dallas, which featured an unconventional family’s struggles over power, wealth and sex. The shot was heard around the world, with millions of fans desperately wondering “Who shot J.R.?”. It was the first time that a TV series had captivated simultaneously so many people around the world. Five years later, the Arabs were shooting at the stars with the launch of the first Arab satellite system, Arabsat-1. Except for experts and visionaries, no one was predicting that it was “the beginning of the end” for the state domination of television in the Arab world.

Almost a quarter of a century later, on August 30, 2008, 85 million Arab viewers were glued to their TV sets for the finale of the Syrian-dubbed Turkish soap opera, Gümüş1 (Noor2 in Arabic), a Kanal D production that received little attention in its homeland in 2005. After falling in the past for Victoria Principal, Ridge Forrester, and Latin American telenovela characters Kassandra and Rosalinda , Arab audiences are now turning to Turkey, a close yet estranged neighbor with whom they share a tumultuous history.

The mastermind behind this phenomenon has been the MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) media empire, a combination of Saudi capital and Middle Eastern know-how, and a success story that started in the 1990s with the birth of a private Arab media field. As Naomi Sakr explains, many factors fuel the field’s potential including the fact that “Media flows are (…) facilitated where the language is shared3”. The Arab market is indeed unique: a large and essentially young audience with some 20 countries sharing a common language. Researchers have thus observed a relative “depoliticization” of media over the years with the progressive development of mass entertainment programming. […] »

Link to complete article in pdf

Source : Arab Media & Society

 

 

« Dizi sektörü Türk sinemasını kurutuyor » – Sol

« DİSK’e bağlı Sinema Emekçileri Sendikası (Sine-Sen), dizi sektörünün Türk sineması üzerindeki olumsuz etkilerini değerlendiren ve sektördeki orman kanunlarını bir kez daha gündeme getiren bir açıklama yayımladı.

« Televizyon dizisi sektörü Türk Sineması’nı bozuyor mu? » başlıklı açıklamada, sinemanın bir yan ürünü olarak değerlendirilebilecek olan, ancak sanatsal değeri son derece tartışmalı olan televizyon dizilerinin sinema filmi üretimini ezici şekilde katlayan bir üretim ölçeğine ulaştığı ve dizi sektörünün yarattığı orman kanunlarının tüm sektöre egemen hale geldiği vurgulandı.

Sine-Sen’in paylaştığı verilere göre, Türkiye’de bir yılda yaklaşık 90 adet sinema filmi üretiliyor. Buna karşılık, her hafta 40 ila 70 adet, uzun metrajlı filmlerle aynı uzunlukta (90 dakikalık) TV dizisi bölümü çekiliyor. Yani, kaba bir hesapla, sinema sektörünün bir yılda ürettiği görüntü, TV kanallarında iki haftada üretiliyor.

Sinema filmi sektöründe üretim oldukça kobileşmiş durumda. Bu üretim tarzında senarist, yönetmen ve yapımcı genellikle aynı kişide toplanıyor. Üretilen filmlerin %90’ı küçük bütçeli ve gösterim olanağı bulamayan yapımlar. Küçük bütçeli sinema filmlerinin maliyeti, kabaca, 2-3 TV dizisi bölümüne denk geliyor. Bu küçük bütçeli filmleri üretenler, Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı’nın ulufe gibi görerek dağıttığı destekleri alıp, üstüne borç-harç ekleyebildikleriyle kendi yağlarıyla kavrulmaya çalışıyor. Yani kısaca, sinema sektöründe bir elin parmaklarını geçmeyen büyük yapım dışında ‘para dönmüyor’. » […]

Source : Sol

« Dizi sektöründe örgütlenmek şart oldu » – Sol

Geçen yıl geceyarısı dizi çekiminden dönen iki set emekçisi trafik kazasında hayatlarını kaybetmişlerdi. Kaynak : Sol

« Türkiye’de kitleleri uyuşturmakta önemli rol oynayan TV dizileri, set emekçilerini de insanlıktan çıkarıyor. Dizilerde çalışan birçok oyuncu, bu tabloya karşı birlikte örgütlenmek gerektiğini söylüyor.

Dizi setlerindeki ağır çalışma koşulları, sektörde çalışan ünlü oyuncuların çıkışları ile yeniden gündeme geldi. Milliyet muhabiri Lube Ayar’ın görüştüğü oyuncular, dizi setlerinde uzun saatler güvencesiz çalışan emekçilerin durumundan rahatsız olduklarını ifade ederek örgütlenmenin gerekliliğine işaret ediyorlar.

Kanalların yeterince reklam arası verebilmek ve birbirleriyle reyting rekabetine girebilmek için gittikçe uzattığı bölüm süreleri 90 ila 110 dakikaya varırken, oyuncular bu sürenin dünya standartlarında 40-50 dakika olduğunu vurguluyor. Bölüm süreleri uzadıkça set emekçileri günde 16-18 saat çalışmaya mecbur ediliyor. Ayrıca yapımcı şirketlerin çoğu sigortasız işçi çalıştırıyor. İşte dizi sektöründe çalışan bazı oyuncuların bu gidişatın nasıl değiştirilebileceği konusundaki görüşleri: » […]

Source : Sol

« Ratings rift rocks Turkish television industry » – Research-live

« TURKEY— The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) has thrown the Turkish TV industry into turmoil with plans to withdraw its channels from the ratings system run by AGB Nielsen, which is commissioned by joint industry committee TIAK.

News of the withdrawal came in a statement published in Turkish, a translation of which was carried by online news site Today’s Zaman.

In its statement, the broadcaster expressed dissatisfaction with the system, having seen its ratings drop consistently since April 2009.

TRT also reiterated claims it had made previously that TIAK had violated the country’s competition regulations. AGB Nielsen was similarly accused by TRT, however the Turkish Competition Board decided in November that there was no evidence or documents to support the allegations that AGB Nielsen was “exploiting its dominant position in ratings measurement by irregularities and false measurements”.(…) »

Source : Research-live.com

« State-owned TRT channels withdraw from rating system » – Today’s Zaman

« The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) announced yesterday that its channels will no longer be included in audience measurements provided by AGB Nielsen Media Research, which has been conducting TV audience research in Turkey since 1989.

TRT officials said in a written statement that the Television Audience Research Commission (TİAK), the joint industry committee responsible for awarding the contract for managing Turkey’s TV audience measurement system, has violated competition regulations.(…) »

Source : Today’s Zaman

« Students earn scholarships from TV soaps » – Hürriyet Daily News

« Beykent University is a popular location for movie and TV producers for filming. The university is providing scholarships for students in need through the income they receive from movies, soaps and video clips.

The Ayazağa campus of Beykent University often looks more like a movie set than a university. Spotlights light the halls, cafeteria and sometimes even the classrooms of the university, while famous actors and actresses wait for the director to shout “action” while the students look on.

There are difficulties in shooting a film at an educational facility; sometimes a noisy student or background music halts the production. Because of this, action scenes are often left for nighttime. While the classrooms might be used for physics, chemistry, law or sociology during the day, they become the domain of production companies after hours.(…) »

Source : Hürriyet Daily News

« AGB Nielsen to investigate Turkish TV tampering » – Research-live

« TURKEY— AGB Nielsen and Turkey’s TV audience measurement body, TÍAK, have launched a legal investigation after some members of Nielsen’s TV panel reported being offered money to change their viewing habits.

Craig Johnson, AGB Nielsen’s managing director in Turkey, told Researchthat some families said they were offered up to 300 Lira a month (approximately £130) to watch certain programmes and switch off during advert breaks.

He said: “We were alerted by one of our households on 10 April that they had been contacted by a third party. We don’t know who this third party is and we’re not going to speculate. We’re going through the due legal process to identify them.”(…) »

Source : Research-live.com

« Le phénomène « Nour » s’invite à la maison » – France 24

« « Nour », la série-fleuve turque à l’eau de rose, retraçant les éternelles péripéties amoureuses d’une riche famille, est devenue un véritable phénomène de société dans le monde arabe. Entre les « pro » et les « anti-Nour », rien ne va plus.

“Je ne peux envisager de rater un seul épisode !” assure Fatima al-Zahra al-Alaoui, aide-comptable marocaine qui fait partie des nombreux fans de la série télévisée « Nour ».

Du Maghreb aux pays du Golfe, les conversations ne varient pas beaucoup depuis quelques mois. Ce ne sont pas la course à la Maison Blanche ou la baisse du pouvoir d’achat qui occupent les esprits, mais bien « Nour ».

Ce feuilleton turc doublé en dialecte syrien fait de véritables ravages dans le monde arabe. On peut suivre les divers rebondissements amoureux qui rythment la vie d’une riche famille de la bourgeoisie d’Istanbul. Diffusée par la chaîne satellitaire saoudienne MBC 4, la série compte aujourd’hui ses fans par millions.(…) »

Source : France 24

« Dizi ekonomisi 1 milyar YTL’ye ulaştı » – Hürriyet

« Bölüm başına maliyetleri 100 ila 300 bin YTL arasında değişen televizyon dizilerinin, reklam ve sponsorluk gelirleriyle birlikte yaklaşık 1 milyar YTL’lik bir ekonomi ortaya çıkardığı belirtildi. (…) »

Source : Hürriyet, 4 octobre 2008

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« Prosecutor Investigates A TV Show For Defamation Of Atatürk » – Bianet

« Nuray Bezirgan, a Muslim woman, admits she does not like Atatürk in a TV program and the prosecutor starts an investigation.

Beyoğlu Prosecutor has started an investigation concerning the remarks Nuray Bezirganmade about Atatürk in the television program titled “Teke Tek.” The other participant wasKevser Çakır. Prosecutor construed the remarks as insulting Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. » (…)

Source : http://bianet.org/english/religion/107620-prosecutor-investigates-a-tv-show-for-defamation-of-ataturk