Israel


Israel’s RGE launches kids streamer with Kaltura platform

Israeli media company RGE Group has chosen Kaltura to provide the platform for a new kids cloud TV service, BIGI. Launched this month, BIGI is a new service for Israeli youngsters aged 5-15 years old, offering kids’ and teens’ entertainment and educational content in a variety of genres. BIGI’s array of 6,000 hours of VOD content, […]

Altice confirms guidance after solid Q2 despite media decline

Altice Europe has managed to confirm its financial guidance for the full year after turning in a solid Q2 performance in the face of the impact on the coronavirus crisis which, among other things, saw its media revenues plummet due to the collapse of the advertising market and the suspension of sports. Revenue for the […]

Bezeq’s Yes taps Synamedia for broadcast-equivalent latency for OTT TV

Bezeq-owned Israeli pay TV service provider Yes is using Synamedia’s video network portfolio to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, internet-only TV service, the technology outfit has revealed. According to Synamedia Yes is of the view that this deployment will make it the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency. Synamedia says it […]

Amos Spacecom names new CEO

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has named Dan Zajicek as CEO, effective from April 1.   Itzik Shnaiberg, who has served as Acting CEO since January 1, following the departure of David Pollack, will return to his deputy CEO position. Zajicek comes to Spacecom from Satcom Systems, owner of Gilat […]

Altice Europe turns in better-than-expected Q3

Altice Europe has turned in better than expected results for the third quarter, with revenue up by 6.9% and adjusted EBITDA rising by 8.8% on the back of an improved performance at Altice France.  Altice France grew its residential base by 41,000 customers, with its fibre customer base increasing by 59,000 taking fibre penetration to […]

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 […]

Nielsen expands measurement for YouTube app on mobile to 26 new countries

Nielsen has expanded its advertising measurement to YouTube’s mobile app. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings for YouTube Mobile will be available in 26 new markets: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and […]

Amos-17 gets set for lift-off

Israeli satellite operatorSpacecom’s latest satellite, Amos-17, is completing the final stages of its pre-launch preparation ahead of take-off later this summer for the 17°East orbital position. Amos-17 has beendesigned to targetthe African market. The craft’s C-band,Ka-band and Ku-bandcapacity will enable ti to provide broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams across Africa. Equipped with a digital payload from Boeing Satellite […]

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 […]

Altice Europe reportedly mulling sale of Israel operation

Altice Europe is mulling a possible sale of its operation in Israel, HOT, according to Reuters, citing unnamed sources. According to Reuters, the telco has hired Morgan Stanley to study different options for the Israeli asset, with Altice boss Patrick Drahi’s needing to secure funds for the rollout of 5G in France. Morgan Stanley has […]

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