Advanced Television


KAN & Sport Buff win IBC Innovation Award

Leading broadcast event International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) has awarded KAN, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC), and Sport BUFF with the IBC Innovation Award for Content Everywhere, beating finalists including Sky Sports, TNT Sports and UEFA, and Sport TV. The award recognises how the partnership changed the way Israeli TV audiences engaged with the FIFA […]

September 20, 2023

Kaltura, Reshet 13 expand partnership

Kaltura, the Video Experience Cloud, has announced that, as part of an expanded partnership with Israeli commercial broadcaster Reshet 13, Kaltura is powering Reshet’s full Cloud TV service, which launched in just three months. The second biggest channel in Israel, Reshet reaches over a third of Israeli households every day, with more than 1 million […]

September 13, 2023

Cellcom, NovelSat collaborate on 5G stadium pilot

Cellcom, Israel’s largest cellular provider, and NovelSat, a specialist in content connectivity, have teamed up to leverage 5G technology to deliver captivating multi-camera views to fans at live events. Through the integration of NovelSat’s edge-based media delivery solution within a stadium equipped with Cellcom’s advanced 5G network, this initiative will introduce an immersive real-time multi-camera […]

September 5, 2023

Israel broadcasters oppose media bill

Israel’s three main broadcasters, Keshet 12, Reshet 13 and Kan, are coming together in a group action forum to oppose the government’s new media bill. The networks said that the Israeli TV Channels Forum has been formed to “prevent the expected harm to media independence and freedom of the press as a result of the […]

August 16, 2023

Gilat in “best position for a long time”

Israel-based satellite technology connectivity company Gilat Satellite Networks reported revenue up 15 per cent for its Q1 trading period (at $59 million (€53.8m), compared to $51.4 million in the same period last year). Gilat raised its GAAP operating income guidance to between $16 to $20 million for the full year, representing year-over-year growth of 81 […]

May 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

Israel’s YES extends use of Amos 7

Israel’s YES pay-TV operation has extended its access to Spacecom’s Amos 7 satellite for an period from September 2024 to February 2025. The lease extension represents another $7 million of revenue for satellite operator Spacecom. Telco Bezeq owns YES but is in the process of switching away from satellite to an all-OTT service. Amos-7 operates […]

March 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Viaccess-Orca, Broadpeak achieve 3 second latency

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a provider of data-driven, end-to-end solutions for the delivery, security, and monetisation of advanced TV and video content services, and Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network and video streaming solutions, have partnered to provide Israel’s leading telecommunications company Cellcom with an end-to-end solution offering low latency for live sports streaming over OTT […]

February 2, 2023

Synamedia scores low latency win with Cellcom

Synamedia has announced that one of the largest Israeli telcos, Cellcom, turned to Synamedia Vivid Workflow as a Service (WaaS) low latency streaming to enhance its FIFA World Cup viewing experience. With deployment in just three weeks, Cellcom was able to stream matches in full HD with broadcast-equivalent latency on its Cellcom TV streaming service […]

February 1, 2023

24i enables KAN to deliver big screen World Cup app

24i, the video streaming expert, has enabled Israeli Public Broadcaster, KAN, to deploy new streaming applications on Smart TVs for viewers to enjoy an exceptional big screen experience in time for the FIFA World Cup. The KAN BOX streaming service is already installed on more than 600,000 devices in total, but with an anticipated spike […]

December 20, 2022

Spacecom tests Telesat’s Lightspeed demo craft

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has wrapped its tests on behalf of Telesat of Canada on its Phase 1 low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellite. Telesat has yet to announce who will build its fleet of almost 200 LEO satellites, although most observers expect an order to be placed this winter. The tests, conducted from Spacecom’s Teleport […]

December 16, 2022By Chris Forrester