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Spacecom’s Amos-17 now in production

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom’s latest satellite, Amos-17, has completed its ‘critical design review’ and is now in production. The satellite, which is specifically designed for Africa, is scheduled for launch in early 2019 and will operate at the 17° East orbital slot. Amos-17, which will strengthen Spacecom’s coverage in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, […]

Netflix orders Israeli dramas from Fauda pair

Streaming service Netflix has commissioned a pair of dramas from the Israeli creative team behind Yes thriller Fauda. The series are a currently untitled drama inspired by a real-life CIA and Mossad operation, while the other is Hit and Run, a political espionage thriller. Both shows come from Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, who created […]

Al Jazeera denounces Israeli shutdown

Al Jazeera has denounced the Israeli government’s decision to close Al Jazeera Media Network’s bureau in Jerusalem and revoke the media credentials of its journalists. Al Jazeera spoke out after Israeli Communications Minister, Ayoub Kara, said during a press conference at the weekend that the government also planned to shut down Al Jazeera’s cable and […]

Netflix localises in Israel

Netflix has localised its service in Israel, introducing local language versioning and billing in local currency, as will as offering Israeli TV shows. Netflix Israel will now be available at ILS29.90 (€7.18) a month. The service is also available via Partner TV, the TV service recently launched by mobile operator Partner Communications. According to Netflix, […]

Viceland to launch in Israel

Global youth media company Vice will launch its 24-hour television network, Viceland, in Israel later this month. The channel will be carried by Partner Communications’ newly created TV platform, Partner TV. Viceland programming will be made accessible as part of its next-gen OTT service. At launch, Viceland Israel programming will include: docuseries Jungletown (created by […]

Ginx Esports TV launches on Cellcom Israel

Ginx Esports TV is to launch on the Israeli mobile operator Cellcom’s OTT platform. The eSports and gaming channel, which Ginx says is available in over 45 million homes across 80 countries, will launch on Cellcom Israel’s recently launched TV platform. Cellcom, the biggest Israeli mobile phone operator, which has about 2.8 million subscribers, launched […]

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 […]