Israel’s pay-TV operator, Yes, has launched an Internet TV service called Yes +. The broadcaster, a subsidiary of the Bezeq of telco, said it was moving from a satellite service provider to an internet-based provider and would abandon satellite-based services.
Yes + will work in parallel with its DTH broadcasts, taking advantage of Apple’s advanced interface. Although Yes + offers 140 TV channels and several other additional channels, no VOD library, adult content and TVOD are available at this experimental stage.
Ran Guron, CEO of Yes told the Globes newspaper that the development of the service took a year and that Yes was the first of the technological leadership, and it is now on the Internet and the change is in full swing.
“The customer wants a new, more sophisticated television service. We have a launched a triple service that for the first time allows us the vision of one-stop service. The jewel in the crown is the streaming, giving us clear leadership in the customer experience. We are embarking on a process of abandoning satellite which will take several years. In today’s event, our partner is Apple. We worked together on an unprecedented model for a new offering to the customer,” added Guron.