Cellcom and Novelsat team up for 5G video

Israeli mobile operator Cellcom has partnered with connectivity technology outfit NovelSat to collaborate on a pilot of real-time video content distribution on 5G network infrastructure.  As part of the pilot, Cellcom will implement a full 5G network for delivering video content to multiple user devices. Video content from the CellcomTV service will be distributed in […]

Cellcom ups chairman to acting CEO as Avi Gabay departs

Israeli telco Cellcom has announced the appointment of chairman Doron Cohen as its acting CEO. The move comes after Avi Gabay announced his resignation from the group after less than two years. Under Gabay’s leadership, Cellcom enhanced its position in the market by purchasing rival operator Golan Telecom and returned to profitability.  Now no longer […]

Cellcom taps Broadpeak for OTT TV upgrade

Israeli service provider Cellcom has upgraded its Cellcom TV service with a new multiscreen video delivery architecture powered by CDN technology specialist Broadpeak. Broadpeak says that its nanoCDN multicast ABR and analytics products allow Cellcom to deliver its live video service to hundreds of thousands of simultaneous viewers on a wide range of devices with […]

Cellcom turns to Kaltura for OTT cloud migration

Israeli telco Cellcom has selected Kaltura to power its OTT service Cellcom TV. The operator claims that Cellcom TV was Israel’s first OTT service when it launched in 2014, and has over 250,000 subscribers across the country – also making it the country’s largest streamer. In addition to Cellcom TV’s curated content offering of VOD, […]

Cellcom continues exec shakeup with CTO, CIO and VP appointments

Israeli telco Cellcom has announced the appointments of its new chief technology and information officers along with the hire of a new VP of excellence and innovation. Yaniv Koriat is the company’s new CTO. He has served as Cellcom’s head of transport networks engineering since 2015. Prior to that, he was a team leader of […]

TV subs up despite larger than expected losses for Cellcom

Cellcom has seen a significant year-over-year increase in TV subscribers. The mobile operator, Israel’s largest, saw an increase of 22.6% to its TV subscribers, up from 195,000 to 239,000 year-over-year. In Q2, that increase was around 12,000 subscribers. However, this boost will serve as little comfort to the company that saw net losses of NIS35 […]

Netflix and Cellcom announce collaboration agreement

Netflix is continuing its expansion into Israel with the announcement of a distribution deal with Cellcom. Cellcom, is an Israeli communications group that serves as the country’s largest cellular provider with over 2.5 million subscribers. The deal will see Cellcom serve as a distributor of Netflix in Israel, including through direct access to the Netflix […]

Israeli internet video services could face same rules as pay TV

Internet video services such as local online providers Partner Communications and Cellcom could soon be subject to tougher rules and obligations if proposed new rules are approved by Israel’s parliament. According to local reports, the country’s Cable and Satellite Council in conjunction with the country’s justice and finance ministries has been working on a draft […]

Ginx Esports TV launches on Cellcom Israel

Ginx Esports TV is to launch on the Israeli mobile operator Cellcom’s OTT platform. The eSports and gaming channel, which Ginx says is available in over 45 million homes across 80 countries, will launch on Cellcom Israel’s recently launched TV platform. Cellcom, the biggest Israeli mobile phone operator, which has about 2.8 million subscribers, launched […]

BBC Worldwide sells 2,300 hours of content to digital platforms

BBC Worldwide has struck a raft of deals with digital platforms around the world, shopping 2,300 hours of its content to buyers including Tencent in China, Amazon in Germany and fledgling Israeli SVoD service from telco Cellcom. Cellcom has acquired a drama package including Sherlock, Orphan Black and Luther. Amazon has also picked up BBC Worldwide drama series for […]