Redge Media powers FreeTV launch in Isarel

Israel’s OTT TV platform FreeTV has launched with more than 50 live channels, powered by technology outfit Redge Technologies’ Redge Media. FreeTV debuts on the market featuring Israeli broadcasters, sports networks, children’s programming, and an entertainment offering. A joined venture of Keshet media group and RGE group, FreeTV said it launches with tens of thousands of […]

Cellcom taps Novelsat for in-stadium 5G experience

Israeli mobile operator Cellcom has teamed up with local technology outfit Novelsat to use 5G technology to deliver multi-camera views to fans at live events. Through the integration of Novelsat’s edge-based media delivery solution within a stadium equipped with Cellcom’s 5G network, this initiative will introduce what the pair describe as an immersive real-time multi-camera […]

Israel’s yes taps Synamedia for watermarking

Video software provider Synamedia today announced that yes, the pay TV subsidiary of Israeli telco Bezeq and largest IPTV service provider in Israel, has deployed its ContentArmor distribution watermarking solution to enhance protection of its streaming services.  ContentArmor allows yes to target its anti-piracy efforts with affiliates and business partners by giving it visibility of compromised broadcast platforms. This new distribution watermarking solution […]

TV-plus-fibre bundles boost Bezeq’s yes TV in Israel

The launch of a TV-plus-fibre bundle boosted Israeli telco Bezeq-owned TV service provider yes’s top line for the second quarter, with IPTV customers now accounting for 64% of the unit’s base. Yes’s revenues grew 6.3% to NIS336 million (US$90 million), driven by the launch of the TV + Bezeq fibre bundle, together new with agreements […]

Israel’s Yes TV boosted by IPTV growth and fibre bundling

Bezeq-owned Israeli pay TV service Yes saw its IPTV base rise significantly year-on-year for the first quarter, offsetting a decline in its DTH base and contributing to a rise in revenue for the outfit. Growth was significantly driven by a combination of Yes with Bezeq’s fibre offering. Yes now has 356,000 IPTV customers, representing 61% […]

Bezeq CEO Mizrahi to quit after four years

Dudu Mizrahi, the CEO of Israeli service provider Bezeq, has resigned after four years in charge. Mizrahi will continue to serve as CEO until a replacement is found and to ensure an orderly transition, the company said. Mizrahi took the reins at Bezeq in 2018 after a tumultuous period that led to the resignation of […]

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 […]

Boost for Bezeq expected from yes merger and infrastructure-ISP combo

Israeli service provider Bezeq’s merger of its Bezeq International consumer business with direct-to-home pay TV operator yes, the combination of infrastructure and ISP divisions and the planned separation of its business-focused ICT division into a separate wholly-owned company will deliver significant benefits for the company, according to analysts at Jefferies. According to Jefferies, the acquisition […]

Spacecom extends Yes DTH deal

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom, owner-operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has signed a two-year extension deal with D.B.S. Satellite Services, owner of pay TV operator Yes DTH in Israel. The deal, worth US$14 million, will continue the DTH service’s operations from the Amos-7 and Amos-3 satellites at Spacecom’s 4° West orbital position. The deal means that […]

Hungary’s 4iG to take majority stake in Spacecom

Hungarian IT and telecom player 4iG and two subsidiaries, Hungaro DigiTel and joint venture CarpathiaSat, have entered into a preliminary agreement with Spacecom to acquire a 51% majority stake in the Israeli satellite operator. Spacecom, which is listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, operates four geosynchronous satellites, including Amos 3, which provices providing in […]

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