Israel

BBC Worldwide sells 2,300 hours of content to digital platforms

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BBC Worldwide has struck a raft of deals with digital platforms around the world, shopping 2,300 hours of its content to buyers including Tencent in… Read more

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

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,… Read more

MENA pay TV numbers to top 21 million by 2020

MENA Digital TV Research

The number of pay TV homes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will reach 21.3 million in 2020, doubling over the ten-year period… Read more

MTV expands Israeli offering on HOT

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Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has expanded its MTV youth and music portfolio in Israel, splitting its existing 24-hour Hebrew-language service into two separate channels – MTV and MTV… Read more

Eutelsat and Spacecom team up for Africa at 16-17° East

Eutelsat HQ Paris

Satellite operators Eutelsat and Spacecom are to create a unified neighbourhood for Africa at the 16-17° East orbital position. The two companies have established a… Read more

RR Media appoints former Disney exec Tim Richards to the board

RR Media

Digital media services firm RR Media, formerly RR Sat, has appointed former Disney executive Tim Richards to its board of directors. Richards, who brings 25… Read more

Sony buys stake in Dori Media’s channels

Nadav Palti

Sony Pictures Television is bolstering its channels line-up with a deal for 50% of several of the entertainment nets operated by producer and distributor Dori… Read more

Bio to rebrand to Lifetime in Israel

The A+E Networks-owned channel Bio will rebrand as Lifetime in Israel as of September 14. Lifetime will be available on the HOT cable and YES… Read more

New OTT hybrid platform for Russia

TVzor

Russian retail and banking group Trellas has launched a new hybrid OTT TV service, TVzor, with an ambition to sign up 100,000 users in the… Read more

Yahoo buys Israeli video streaming firm RayV

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Yahoo has acquired Israeli online video streaming company RayV, integrating the business into its cloud platforms and services team. Founded eight years ago, RayV offers… Read more

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