Subscriber numbers at Israel’s Yes slipped by 7,000 on the quarter as the Beseq-owned operator prepared to begin the transition from satellite to online delivery.
The Bezeq-owned Israeli satellite broadcaster yes will use Apple TV for its new streaming service.
Cartoon Network has entered into a partnership with the Israeli satellite broadcaster yes.
Bezeq has said its satellite platform Yes is to drop DTH transmissions in favour of OTT.
Subscriber numbers at the Israeli DTH platform Yes have dipped below the 600,000 mark.
Isarel’s Yes is using Harmonic’s software-based Electra encoding platform for its new live UHD channel.
The Amos 2 satellite has been retired.
A special committee of telecommunications company Bezeq has backed the continued use of satellite – and with it the Amos system – rather than alternative distribution methods.
Israel’s regulatory framework needs to urgently catch up with the dynamic nature and technology in the market, says Yes CEO Ron Elion.
Bezeq, the Israeli telco that runs DBS Satellite Services’ Yes pay-TV platform, has warned of a reduction in services if a replacement craft for the failed Amos 6 cannot be found.