“Doğan Yayın sells Star TV to Doğuş Group for $327 million” – Today’s Zaman

In a written statement released on Monday through the Public Disclosure Forum (KAP), Doğan Yayın said the company had reached an agreement with Doğuş for the sale of Star. “We signed a deal for the sale of our shares in Star TV late on Monday with Doğuş Group,” the statement said. Doğuş will pay $151 million in cash and the remaining $176 million will be paid in 24-month installments to DYH. Doğuş takes over Star from Nov. 1.

Doğan had to pay the Finance Ministry TL 294.2 million in fines levied on the company in 2009 for alleged irregularities in its tax returns. In alleged efforts to raise funds to compensate for the tax fines it had to pay, DYH in April sold its Milliyet and Vatan dailies to the Demirören-Karacan joint venture’s DK Gazetecilik ve Yayıncılık A.Ş. for $74 million. Doğan last year said it would eventually sell all of the companies in its media business, except for the Hürriyet daily, within three months in an attempt to pay off the crippling tax fines.”

Source : Today’s Zaman

Protégé : Looking for the territories of a “creative city” in Istanbul. Inputs from industrial geography into cultural industries studies.

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Some tests of geo-localization with Google Maps and Batchgeo

By a kind of laziness I was searching a program allowing me to save some time on the georeferencing process. So there are some maps I did with Batchgeo from a list of  TV and film producers (app. 290 enterprises); a list of TV channels (app. 430 channels); and a list of the malls of Istanbul (89 sites). The software is supposed to geolocalize automatically the enterprises from their addresses using Googlemaps and its algorithms… I’d confess I’m not very sure of the precision of the results but it spare a lot of time at the first glimpse, at least on the technical part of georeferencing.  I’m trying to improve the quality of the datas to get a better picture…

An interesting thing is you can also transform those datas from a Google Earth format (importing the .kml files) to GIS formats (.shp and the rest) through some tricks (visibles here and there), or using GvSIG to convert the kml files…

More on Batchgeo and geolocalization from addresses :

More on TV and Radio stats or datas :

More on Malls and towers of Istanbul :

“Turquie : à l’Ouest rien de nouveau ?” – France 24

“A cheval sur deux continents, ce grand pays majoritairement musulman a démarré des négociations d’adhésion avec l’UE en 2005. Une candidature qui continue de diviser les pays membres, mais la Turquie va “patiemment poursuivre sa route”, nous a dit le Premier ministre Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Le pays a notamment mené une réforme de ses prisons. Visite guidée dans cette émission. Découvrez aussi les séries télé turques qui font un carton au Moyent-Orient.”

Présentatrice-réalisatrice : Caroline de Camaret
Productrice : Magali Faure
Rédacteur en chef : Loïck Berrou
Reportages : Valérie Labonne
Images : Stéphane Bodenne

Source et video visible ici : France 24

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