Israel


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 […]

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 […]

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