Israel’s Council for Cable TV and Satellite Broadcasting has temporarily removed its freeze on price increases by pay-TV platforms until the ministry of communications established a policy on the matter.
Concern over the pricing methods of satellite platform Yes and its cable counterpart HOT emerged in November 2015 when the council’s chair Dr Yifat Ben Hai Segev accused the pair of co-ordinating their price increases. Dr Segev also ordered that the price increases should be suspended.
In a new statement the council said the revocation of the so-called Freeze Provisions followed commitments by Yes and Hot to publish full details of any new deals on their websites in full. There was also an obligation to make the information available to subscribers that did not have an internet connection.