Tag Archives: Israel

Yes reports revenue, subscriber increase in Q2

Israeli satellite provider, Yes, announced a second quarter increase in revenues and subscriber numbers. Yes subscribers increased by 6,000 and reached 613,000 subscribers as on June 30, 2014. This is the fifth quarter in a row that yes has posted sharp growth in new subscriber recruitment, continually breaking new records with its customer base, said [...]

Cellcom Israel enters OTT TV field

Israeli cellular provider, Cellcom Israel Ltd., announced its plans to enter the field of television services over the internet. The Israeli TV market is currently dominated by only two providers- cable company, Hot, and digital satellite unit of Bezeq Israel Telecom, Yes, “The Company will enter a new line of business offering OTT TV services. [...]

Spacecom plans 80% outreach by 2020

Israeli communications satellite operator, Spacecom, announced it plans to cover 80% of the worlds population with its Amos satellites by 2020 by striking new deals in previously untapped markets. We have entered into new deals for added capacity in Central and Eastern Europe at the 4 degrees west hot-spot on Amos 3 and, after its [...]

MTG takes Russian movie channel to Israel

Swedish media company, Modern Times Group AB (MTGB), which co-owns Russias publicly traded television broadcaster, CTC Media Inc., has launched Russian pay-TV movie channel, TV1000 Russian Kino, on Israels satellite TV platform, yes. Our wholesale channel business has constantly expanded into new markets since it was launched more than 10 years ago, said Jorgen Madsen [...]

MTG Africa brings Armoza’s Package to Ghana, Tanzania

The African arm of Swedish broadcaster, Modern Times Group (MTG), has acquired rights from Israel-based format producer and distributor, Armoza Formats, to produce local versions of its factual entertainment series, The Package, in Ghana and Tanzania. MTG Africa will air the adaptations of the format in English on Viasat1 in Ghana, and in Swahili on [...]

Kaltura acquires Israeli OTT technology provider Tvinci

New York-based open source video platform company, Kaltura, has acquired Israeli pay OTT TV provider, Tvinci, to strengthen its pay-TV operator proposition and create the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end pay OTT TV offering. Kaltura has already begun integrating Tvinci’s technology into its OTT MediaGo product and the integrated platform will enable operators, telcos, media companies, [...]

Abertis bids for stake in Israel’s Spacecom

Spanish infrastructure firm, Abertis, is bidding for a majority state in Israeli satellite operator, Spacecom Communication, through its affiliate, Hispasat. The Israeli commercial satellite operator, which operates a fleet of Amos craft is being sold by its main shareholder, Eurocom Communications Ltd, which holds a 64.4% stake. According to reports, Abertis’s bid for Spacecom valued [...]

Cellcom plans TV launch in August

Israeli telco, Cellcom, reportedly plans to launch its television service by August 2014, as per reports. while Cellcom has already invested in the sector for years and is ready for launch, it is held back due Bezeq’s high infrastructure prices.  However, reports suggest that ahead of the launch, the company has expanded its television pilot to [...]

i24News makes expansion plans to Africa

Israeli satellite news station, i24News, soon plans to expand its reach to Africa after its expansion plans in Europe and the US. We are first focussing on Europe and the US, then we hope to expand in Africa and Asia, said Laurent Malek, CMO and CCO of i24News. The station has already secured deals to [...]

Bezeq to merge with satellite TV unit YES

Israeli telco, Bezeq, will soon merge with its satellite TV subsidiary, YES, after receiving approval from Israel’s anti-trust authority. The move aims to save costs and allow Bezeq to market a triple-play package of TV, phone and Internet to compete with cable company HOT. However, the authority has attached several conditions on the merger – [...]