Israel


Hot adds Russian channels to line-up

Israeli cable operator Hot has added two Russian-language channels from Channel One’s World Network to its line-up. Hot has added biography and history channel Vremya and culinary channel Telekafe to its Russian-language package. The channels were previously only available on mobile TV in Israel. Hot already carries Channel One’s movie channel Dom Kino and kids […]

Chello Multicanal chooses Actus for monitoring

Israel-based media monitoring and management specialist Actus Digital has been chosen by Liberty Global’s content arm Chellomedia to provide its Actus monitoring and analysis system to Chello Multicanal’s Barcelona facility. The Actus installation is used by Chello Multicanal staff including the programming department to monitor all distributed channels, advertising for proof of delivery of commercials, […]

Nick Jr launches in Israel

Viacom International Media Networks has launched its pre-school channel Nick Jr in Israel. The Hebrew-language channel is a joint-venture with local media company Ananey Communications. It has launched on Hot’s cable network, airing a mix of local and international programming, including Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Go! Diego, Go!, Bubble Guppies, The WonderPets! and Team […]

Pace says Yes to HD

Set-top vendor Pace has been chosen by Israeli DTH operator Yes to deploy a new HD platform. Pace has already started rolling-out HD set-top boxes to Yes customers. The device is upgradeable, meaning Yes can make changes to its service ‘in the field’. The set-top box comes with an Ethernet connection and is capable of […]

Euronews strikes carriage deal with Israel’s HOT

News channel Euronews has struck a carriage deal with Israeli cable operator HOT for distribution on the latter’s network. Euronews is available in English and Russian to HOT’s 800,000 subscribers. “We are extremely pleased to have secured the broadcast of euronews in Israel thanks to our cooperation with HOT”, said Sylvie Paulin, regional distribution manager […]

Amos-5 makes successful launch

Spacecom, operator of the Amos satellite fleet, has announced the successful launch of its Amos-5 satellite from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Amos-5 launched aboard a Proton Breeze-M launcher yesterday at 11:17 GMT to its 17° East orbital position.
In the coming weeks, Amos-5 will undergo a sequence of in-orbit tests, after which its manufacturer, ISS Reshetnev, will officially […]

Mezzo Live HD launches in Israel

Jazz and classical music channel Mezzo Live HD has launched in Israel. The Lagardère-owned channel is available on cable operator Hot’s network in the HD Music package. Israel is the fourteenth country is which the high definition channel has launched, following launches in France, Russia, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, […]

Jewish News 1 launches today

Jewish News 1 (JN1), a new 24-hour Brussels-based English-language channel offering news from a Jewish perspective, launches today, kicking off with a launch event at 16:00. The channel, which currently has studios in Tel Aviv, Brussels and Kyiv, plans to air in seven further languages, including Hebrew, French, Italian, Russian and German, later. It also […]

Mediaset launches channel in Israel

Mediaset Italia is to launch in Israel after distributor Chello Zone struck a carriage deal with Israeli cable platform HOT. The move means that the international version of the Italian commercial broadcaster will launch to around 900,000 HOT subscribers. It will air series from Canale 5, Italia 1 and Rete 4. Patricio Teubal, head of […]

Magyar Telekom takes more capacity on Amos

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has signed a deal with Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom to provide additional capacity for its DTH service, T-Home SatTV, on the Amos platform at 4 degrees West. The US$7 million (EUR5 million) agreement comes on top of a previous deal, also valued at US$7 million. Magyar Telekom currently has over 260,000 […]

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