Following rumors that there would be no equivalent to the IBA News in English in the operations of Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation, popularly known as Kan, The Jerusalem Post sought to find an answer one way or the other.
However, the rumor was neither confirmed nor denied by Kan’s spokeswoman.
The new enterprise, which is scheduled to replace the Israel Broadcasting Authority on January 1 if possible, and by July 2017 at the latest, is still in the decision-making process and is selecting its staff.
Of the applications that it has received from IBA employees, Kan has sent out 283 contracts, which were signed and returned by 254 of the employees. Altogether, 439 people, including many who did not previously work for the IBA, have been put on the Kan payroll.
They will represent 56% of the staff once Kan is up and running.
During its first six months of operation, Kan will be broadcasting out of Modi’in, but news broadcasts, which according to law must emanate from Jerusalem, will be broadcast from studios in the capital’s Har Hotzvim Hi-Tech Park, near Ramot.
When Kan makes its permanent move to Jerusalem in July, it will be headquartered on the main street of the Givat Shaul neighborhood, near the entrance to the city.