How digital platforms impact the film industry in Turkey?
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Oligopolization of Turkish film industry in the point of distribution and screening concentrated on 2015 and film theaters have been condemned to mediocre, income-oriented comedies only for 'entertainment' culture. The companies already constituting a dominant force in terms of screening have also become active in the field of film production. In addition to these, after 2015, digital platforms, offering very large online content libraries in high quality, without advertising, and with affordable subscription fees compared to the prices of movie tickets, have begun to provide service in Turkey. Aim of this study is analyzing what traditional film industry and digital film platforms becoming widespread offer to viewers in accordance with the current dynamics of the cinema in Turkey. The possible impacts of technological developments on cinema have been discussed throughout the history of cinema. The study discusses how cinema audience influenced by the current digitalization brings the possibilities of cinema out of the movie theaters and makes them available at any moment. Additionally, the aim is to reach a conclusion about the current situation and future of especially art-house or non-mainstream productions.