Israeli cablenet HOT is to launch its HD service on Wednesday (December 19), just four days ahead of its DTH rival YES.
Details of the two platform offers are still emerging, but YES is expected to launch with an initial package of four or five channels compared to the two available on YES. The two channels are National Geographic and VOOM.
The HOT package is being priced at a monthly NIS55 (€9.53) and a NIS99 installation fee. YES will offer its HD service for NIS39 per month, but with a three-year contract for which there is a NIS1,000 penalty in event that the customer terminates the contract ahead of time. The installation fee is NIS 139.