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i24NEWS launching in Morocco

The Israel-based international news channel i24NEWS is launching operations in Morocco. i24NEWS CEO Frank Melloul announced the opening of two bureaus in Rabat and Casablanca, from which the channel will operate its studios. In addition to the Tel Aviv headquarters, i24NEWS also broadcasts from studios in France, the US and recently from the UAE. The […]

May 31, 2022

Israel: Bezeq to distribute Disney+

Disney has signed a deal with Israeli telco Bezeq to launch the launch the Disney+ streaming service in the country. Bezeq said its DBS Satellite Services unit (doing business as ‘Yes’) has a three-year agreement to distribute Disney+ through subsidiaries Pelephone Communications and Bezeq International. According to a statement from Bezeq, “Disney will be entitled […]

May 24, 2022

TRENDS, i24NEWS sign joint research agreement

TRENDS Research and Advisory and the Israel-based international news channel i24NEWS signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of strengthening research cooperation. The agreement will allow the two sides to produce joint media content, exchange data, and host experts as guests and commentators on the channel’s programmes.The agreement was signed by the CEO of Trends […]

May 11, 2022

ITU warns Viasat that time is tight for EMEA launch

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which grants and regulates spectrum and frequency usage for satellite operators, has cautioned US-based Viasat that the clock is running on its plan to use Israeli frequencies for one of its planned satellites. The ITU had approved Viasat’s use of the 13.8 degrees East orbital slot, and its Ka-band frequencies, […]

April 25, 2022

Viasat asks for ITU launch extension

Pandemic-related issues, plus general supply side component difficulties, have severely delayed the launch of a Viasat satellite designed to operate over Europe and the MENA regions. Viasat-3/EMEA had been originally planned to launch on an early flight of an Ariane 6 rocket around the middle of 2022 and as part of a trio of Generation […]

March 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

iSpot acquires Tunity

Marking its third major acquisition in 14 months, real-time TV measurement company iSpot is expanding its cross-platform viewing verification capabilities through the acquisition of Tunity, the TV-viewing solutions and analytics company that measures consumer viewing habits in public locations nationwide. In Tunity, iSpot says it picks up an innovative company with network and brand adoption […]

March 3, 2022

Armoza Formats is ITV Studios Israel production

ITV Studios has announced the expansion of Armoza Formats with its new production company, Armoza Productions. The Israeli-based content creators and distributors will now serve as the production arm of ITV Studios within Israel, producing all ITV Studios content in the future. The production company is already attached to produce the new season of ITV […]

March 2, 2022

Cellcom, NovelSat 5G video pilot

Israeli cellular provider Cellcom and content connectivity specialist NovelSat aim to collaborate on a pilot of real-time video content distribution on 5G network infrastructure. As part of the pilot, Cellcom will implement a full 5G network for delivering video content to multiple user devices. Video content of CellcomTV service will be distributed in real time […]

February 22, 2022

Gilat Q4 revenues up 58%

Israel-based speciality satellite services company Gilat reported revenues up 58 per cent for its Q4 2021 to $67.3 million (from $42.6 million for the same period in 2020). The quarter help propel Gilat to revenues for the full year to $218.9 million, up 32 per cent y-o-y. Guidance for 2022 is for revenues of between […]

February 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

WSC Sports raises $100m for AI video platform

WSC Sports, a global player in AI-driven sports highlights, has closed a $100 million (€87.8m) Series D round, led by ION Crossover Partners (ICP). Existing investors, including Intel Capital, O.G. Tech and Detroit Venture Partners (Dan Gilbert), also participated in the round. The company plans to use the new funding to support its growth plans […]

February 16, 2022