UPDATE Israeli cablenet HOT is close to signing the US HD showcase channel VOOM to its planned high definition package. Both HOT and DTH rival YES have plans to introduce HD services during the course of 2008.
The agreement between VOOM and HOT was reached during the local Rosh Pina Television and Film Festival. It will broadcast in English, though there are plans to later introduce Hebrew subtitles. Broadband TV News understands the two sides are yet to formally put pen to paper.
VOOM has been an early arrival in HD packages in the Nordic countries and Central Europe, but has only recently signed an agreement to appear on Virgin Media’s broadband trial in the UK.