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Analog TV is on the way out, and digital TV is now the prevailing
After Wednesday, March 30, old fashioned analog TV sets can no
longer depend on the roof or indoor antennae to facilitate receipt of television
transmission, and consumers will need a set top box (STB) that retails for
approximately NIS 400.
An STB is a decoding device connected to both an
external signal source and the television set to display content on the
Those who make the STB connection will gain access to the Israel
Broadcasting Authority’s channels 1 and 33, the Knesset Channel, and commercial
channels 2 and 10.
Over the next year or two, at no extra cost, IDAN Plus
– a Hebrew acronym for Israel Accessible Digital Channels, the new digital
terrestrial television service – will provide access to an array of additional
channels, especially if Moshe Kahlon retains both the Communications and Welfare
and Social Services portfolios.
Kahlon has been pushing for more
free-to-air channels with the aim of reducing the price of TV entertainment for
The Second Authority for Radio and Television has been given
responsibility for IDAN Plus, and consumers wanting to know more are advised to