Increased take up of PVR, HD and VOD gave a welcome boost to the Yes DTH satellite service in 2010.
Pressure is building in Israel to increase competition in the pay-TV sector, where the market effectively operates as a duopoly served by the cableco HOT and DTH platform Yes.
Advanced services were the key to a revenue rise of 3.9% for Israeli DTH platform Yes.
IPTV World Forum – London: NDS has announced that Yes, the sole provider of satellite television in Israel, has launched a VOD service, based on Progressive Download (PDL) technology, for its hybrid satellite-IP PVR platform.
The deconsolidation of DTH operation Yes has provided a handsome reward for Bezeq. The Israeli telecoms group recorded a one off gain of NIS1.5 billion (€280 million), well above estimates from both analysts and the company itself.