Israel


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 […]

Sky ups startup focus with Berlin and Tel Aviv investments

Sky plans to open a new office in Berlin and invest US$4 million in an Israeli VC fund in an effort to scale up its startup investments across Central and Northern Europe and Israel. The Berlin office will give Sky a local presence among the city’s growing startup scene and allow it to build relationships […]

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 […]

Altice bounces back with subscriber gains

Altice France bounced back in operational terms in Q1, growing its base for the first time since Altice took control of SFR. The group added 71,000 net new customers compared with a loss of 35,000 for the same quarter last year. Altice France added 96,000 new fibre customers, boosted by higher additions and much reduced […]

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