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.
Israeli DTH provider Yes is facing a class action over a clause in its contracts that allows subscribers to freeze their subscriptions for a 30-day period.
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.
Israeli DTH company Yes has been accused of charging customers for VOD transactions without their customers consent.