Israel


Altice agrees global partnership with Netflix

Altice has agreed a multi-year partnership with Netflix to make the SVOD giant’s content available to its customers around the world. The multi-year partnership will make Netflix available to Altice customers on “all eligible devices” in France, Portugal, Israel and the Dominican Republic. France will be the first Altice territory to launch Netflix, with promotional […]

Spacecom extends deal with Nepalese DTH player

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has signed a new deal with existing customer Dish Media Network of Nepal that will see the Tibetan country’s only DTH operator take additional capacity on the Amos-4 satellite. Dish Media Network’s Dishhome service will take additional capacity at the 65° East orbital slot to expand its line-up of standard and […]

Altice launches new multi-platform cooking channel with added Jamie Oliver

Altice is launching a new cooking brand with a TV channel, print magazine and digital site. MY Cuisine will encompass a new TV channel to be distributed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and French-speaking Africa, a print magazine and digital properties including a mobile app and recipe blog. Echoing the concept of ‘horizontal convergence’ recently […]

Channel 4: we are keeping up with Facebook

Channel 4 now has 15 million registered All4 users and can compete with the likes of YouTube and Facebook in terms of online video viewing and ad revenues, David Abraham told delegates at the ongoing INTV conference in Israel. The UK broadcaster’s CEO told DTVE‘s sister title TBI that as it focuses on digital this […]

INTV: Hulu’s studio plans ‘hinge on international ambitions’

Hulu’s creative chief, Craig Erwich, has said plans to set up its own in-house studio hinge upon its wider international ambitions. The catch-up and streaming service currently only requires US rights and can commission originals and work on co–productions on that basis, without the need for a studio to service a wider international network. Speaking at […]

Vice targets Asia with major mobile expansion

Vice Media is making a major mobile push, expanding its offerings in a bid to reach “hundreds of millions of new mobile subscribers” around the world. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this morning, Vice founder and CEO, Shane Smith, said the deals include a vast rollout in Asia Pacific in partnership with mobile […]

Altice confirms i24 News launch date for US

Altice has confirmed plans to launch a version of its Israel-based news channel for the US. The cable, telecom and media group will debut a US version of i24 News, the Tel Aviv-based service launched by the company’s founder Patrick Drahi in 2013, on February 13. The channel, which is based in New York with […]

Cisco launches consumer test capability for Infinite Video customers

Cisco has launched a new facility to enable customers of its Infinite Video platform to test new features with users before making them generally available, with Israel’s Yes one of the first pay TV operators to use the service. The Infinite Video Platform Labs will enable Cisco customers to gather feedback from users before launching […]

SpaceX explains cause of Amos-6 explosion

SpaceX has identified the fault that caused Spacecom’s Amos-6 satellite to be destroyed in a launchpad explosion last September. SpaceX said that the fault was caused after three composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) inside the second stage liquid oxygen (LOX) tank failed. “Specifically, the investigation team concluded the failure was likely due to the accumulation […]

Spacecom ‘will be sold’ to Xinwei

Chinese conglomerate Beijing Xinwei Technology Group is to go ahead with the purchase of Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom, but for less than previously anticipated, according to Israeli press. Xinwei had previously agreed to purchase the operator of the Amos satellites for US$285 million (€253 million) and take on debt of ILS1.478 billion (€347 million). According to […]