YES cable network launches a Quarantine Channel

As tens of thousands of Israelis returning from trips abroad are quarantined for two weeks, the YES cable network is trying to help them pass the time more quickly

The Walking Dead is courtesy of YES (photo credit: JACE DOWNS/AMC)
The Walking Dead is courtesy of YES
(photo credit: JACE DOWNS/AMC)
As tens of thousands of Israelis returning from trips abroad are being quarantined for two weeks, the Yes cable network is trying to help them pass the time more quickly by offering a Quarantine Channel on its VOD service.
In a press release, the company said that in recent days, it had noticed a 30% uptick in VOD viewing and has decided to offer a Quarantine Channel so that, “Quarantine will go by more comfortably.” This line is a play on a lyric from Chava Alberstein’s famous song, “London,” in which she sings about how great television makes, “despair go by more comfortably.” She actually lampooned this song herself in a Yes promo last year.
The channel is divided into four sections. These are What Not to Watch in Quarantine: dystopian series and movies such as The Walking Dead and The Leftovers, as well as documentaries about viruses; What to Watch in Quarantine: light fare including series such as Party of Five (the original and the remake), Modern Family and Young Sheldon; Family in Quarantine, featuring kids’ entertainment such as Toy Story 4; and Israelis in Quarantine: Israeli series such as Fauda, Ron, The Bouzaglos and more.
While entertainment can definitely help pass the time, let’s hope that the Quarantine Channel is no longer necessary after a few weeks.


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