Tag Archives: Israel

Golan Telecom to launch low-cost TV service

Israeli operator, Golan Telecom, announced its plans to launch a low cost basic TV package, to which customers can add extra packages of channels for a fee. The move comes as a part of Golan Telecom plan to enter the TV market and triple-play offers. According to reports, Golan Telecom will buy content through a [...]

Yes marks subscriber growth in Q1

Israeli satellite platform, yes, announced a new subscriber growth recording 634,000 subscribers in the first quarter with an addition of 2,000 subscribers. This quarter, we again posted growth in the number of subscribers, reaching a record 634,000 subscribers. These gains were made despite the entry of new players into the TV market and severe regulatory [...]

Partner Communications to enter the TV service league

Israel-based mobile telephone network operator, Partner Communications, plans to introduce internet-based television services in 2015 to enter the growing competition among mobile operators in the region. Partner is working to create additional sources of revenue and profit and may enter the TV market in the second half of 2015, said Haim Romano, CEO of Partner [...]

MTV expands Israeli offering

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has expanded its MTV youth and music portfolio in Israel, as it split its existing 24-hour Hebrew-language service into two separate youth-oriented TV channels – MTV and MTV Music. Available exclusively on Israeli cable platform HOT, MTV will focus on airing general entertainment content including drama, documentary, game shows and [...]

Cellcom files complaint over HOT’s market abuse

Israeli mobile phone operator, Cellcom, has filed a complaint against HOT Mobile with the Antitrust Authority and the Ministry of Communications arguing that the latter is selling GSM lines at a loss, in retaliation for TV competition. According to reports, HOT Mobile is offering two mobile lines for ILS 40 (USD 10.2), along with the [...]

Channel 10 gets six-month extension

The Israeli regulator of commercial broadcasting, Second Television Authority, came to an agreement with Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on a legal solution to enable the cash strapped Israeli commercial TV station, Channel 10 to stay on air for the next six months. The cash strapped broadcaster had earlier announced to cease broadcasting from December 31, [...]

Cellcom enters Israeli TV market

Israeli mobile phone operator, Cellcom, announced the launch of its new internet television service, Cellcom TV, which includes a basic package for NIS 99 (USD 25.3) monthly for television channels and Video on Demand (VOD) services. We are entering television because there is a business model, and because we want to preserve our core business, [...]

Cash-strapped Israeli Channel 10 to close down

Israeli commercial TV station, Channel 10, announced to cease broadcasting of the channel from December 31, after years of financial trouble looming over the broadcast station. In December 2012, the cash-strapped television station was given a loan to cover its debts to the government, while requiring it to transfer its operations to Jerusalem within nine [...]

Yes drops BBC World from its menu

Israeli satellite television provider, yes, has dropped BBC World news station from its bouquet of channels replacing it with France 24’s English-language international news channel. “Customer satisfaction with the channel is low, which is demonstrated in part by the data on the number of people watching it, which is very low,” stated YES. “We believe [...]

yes launches VoD services with Radware’s security solutions

Israeli satellite provider, Yes, has deployed Radware’s load balancing and integrated security solutions to launch its VoD platform, yesGO, which allows customers to access video content on PCs, MACs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. “The launch of yesGO places yes in the global technological frontier for multi-channel television,” said Moti Stambulchik, Infrastructure Manager at [...]