It's possible to view Turkish TV online at WWITV and GL Turk. In some cases, viewers need a subscription to watch. In addition to having TV channels that are unique to Turkey, these sites feature Turkish variations of channels that are popular in the United States.
WWITV allows users to watch Turkish TV channels without subscriptions. While many of them are live, some are available on an on-demand basis. Users can choose their channels according to categories, such as Education or Children's TV. Live webcam streams are also available. Alternatively, GL Turk allows users to register for services and watch channels directly from the website. Although some are available for free, others require a subscription. Users can streamline the available channels according to category, such as News or Kids.
Some of the channels available are variations of shows aired in the United States, such as the Turkish version of Fox News. CNN Turk is also on offer, which is like CNN with a Turkish focus.
Television in Turkey began in 1968, and some of the shows and channels introduced remain popular. In 1990, the privatisation of broadcasting in the country allowed for more channels, including Kanal D, which represents a large proportion of the country's market share.