Israel’s competition authority has closed an investigation into an exclusive streaming deal between Walt Disney and satellite platform Yes.
The Bezeq unit had reached agreement with the House of Mouse to run its Disney+ streaming service on an exclusive basis, shutting out the cablenet HOT and a number of IPTV operators.
The two companies sought the blessing of the competition authority, which subsequently opened a case on the matter.
In February it was reported Yes would pay NIS150 million (€41 million) over three years and had committed to at least 100,000 subscribers after one year, rising to 300,000 after three.
However, on Monday it emerged that Disney had told the commission that it was now free to pursue other deals.