YES will be restricted on the amount of exclusive content it can acquire from overseas and there must be no immediate offer of a triple play package – arguably one of the drivers of a merger in the first place – a means to compete with the Patrick Drahi-owned cable net HOT.
Bezeq holds 49.8% in YES, the remainder is in the hands of Bezeq chairman Shaul Elovitch.
Plans for a 2009 merger were rejected by the competition authority amid fears it would be anti-competive. It was later allowed to go ahead, the High Court agreeing with the authority that a number of conditions should be imposed.
In a statement Bezeq said it was studying the decision and its terms.