The Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) started hybrid TV services on its HD channels using HbbTV technology by Sofia Digital, a provider of interactive video and TV products. The 'TRT Arti' ('TRT Plus' in English) services are available via TRTís HDTV channels broadcast via Turksat satellite, covering Turkey and most of the European countries for all HbbTV enabled DVB-S2 receivers.
TRT Arti services are available via a 'red button' and offer a wide variety of applications, namely service menu offering access to all available applications; Rich Electronic program guide (EPG); digital teletext services, as well as on-demand video services. During 2015, the services will be expanded with more applications. The hybrid platform and applications have been developed by Sofia Digital in collaboration with the local partner company Yol Digital. The technical platform Sofia Digital Backstage supports the latest HbbTV 1.5 specification though the services are available also on selected HbbTV 1.0 receivers.