Israel’s Hot, Yes and Cellcom all snap up Better Call Saul

A trio of Israeli pay TV platforms have acquired Better Call Saul in an “unprecedented” deal that sees them all launch the AMC show simultaneously, DTVE’s sister title TBI understands. Hot, Yes and Cellcom have all acquired the show from distributor Sony Pictures Television, and will launch it simultaneously on their channels tomorrow in primetime. […]

Kaltura launches end-to-end OTT TV solution

Video technology company Kaltura has launched an end-to-end pay OTT TV solution, which it will demo at IBC.  Kaltura OTT TV is the result of the firm integrating its video platform with pay OTT technology from its May acquisition of Tvinci. The new solution includes: multi-screen, multi-device support; tools designed to improve user acquisition and […]

MTG launches movie channel in Israel

The Modern Times Group has launched a Russian-language movie channel in Israel. The TV1000 channel rolled out yesterday (June 15) on the Yes satellite pay TV platform. Yes is carrying TV1000 on its Super Premium package as well as its TV everywhere service yesGo and the pay TV operator’s video-on-demand service. The channel, targeting Israel’s […]

Yes Go using Viaccess-Orca recommendation platform

Israeli DTH pay TV provider Yes is using Viaccess-Orca’s Compass content discovery platform to support its Go TV everywhere service. Compass is being used to recommend content to Yes Go users based on their personal tastes and viewing habits. Yes Go is the first multiscreen TV offering in Israel, delivering video services to TVs, PCs, […]

Israel’s Yes gears up for pay-OTT launch

Israeli satellite TV operator Yes has partnered with pay-OTT platform provider Tvinci to launch a new multi-screen TV service.  Yes GO, announced today, is due to go live in the first half of this year and will allow Yes subscribers to access the live linear channels and on-demand content included in their TV package from different […]

Trace Sports secures carriage on Yes

Sports lifestyle channel Trace Sports has secured carriage with Israeli satellite TV operator Yes. Trace Sports will launch on Yes as a localised channel with full Hebrew subtitles, and will feature items on local sports celebrities, which will be produced and operated by Imagine Media Israel. The channel will be available to 80% of Yes […]

Yes ends second quarter with 582,000 subs

Israeli DTH operator Yes posted modest increases in revenues, operating profit and subscriber numbers in its second quarter results. The pay TV operator, which is backed by Israeli state telco Bezeq, reported 582,000 subs at the end of the quarter, a small increase on the 581,000 recorded at the same point last year, but down […]

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 […]