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i24NEWS
I24NEWS logo.svg
Launched 17 July 2013; 4 years ago (2013-07-17)
Owned by Patrick Drahi
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan "See Beyond"
Language English, French, Arabic
Broadcast area Worldwide
Affiliates Israel Television News Company
Headquarters
Website www.i24news.tv
Availability
Satellite
Astra 19.2°E (Europe) 11068 V / 22000 / 5/6 (French)
Hot Bird 13B (Europe, Maghreb, Middle East) 11471 V / 27500 / 5/6 (Arabic/English)
AsiaSat 5
(Asia, Middle East, Africa)
3960 H / 30000 / 5/6 (Arabic/English)
SES-4 (Africa) 11671 V / 5/6 (French)
SES-5 (Africa) 11843 H / 27500 / 2/3
Eutelsat 70B (Asia) 11565 H / 11401 / 2/5
Canalsat (France) Channel 112 (French)
Canalsat (Africa) Channel 175 (French)
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 537 (English)
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 235 (English)
Movistar+ (Spain) Channel 128 (English)
Cable
Numericable
(France)
  • Channel 60 (French)
  • Channel 68 (English)
  • Channel 69 (Arabic)
Numericable
(Belgium)
  • Channel 357 (French)
  • Channel 358 (English)
Numericable (Luxembourg) Channel 88 (French)
Numericable
(French West Indies)
Channel 161 (French)
Altice USA (Optimum) Channel 102
IPTV
Free (France) Channel 88 (French)
Bouygues (France) Channel 165 (French)
Orange (France) Channel 181 (French)
SFR (France) Channel 271 (French)
Swisscom (Switzerland)
  • Channel 342 (French)
  • Channel 557 (English)
Cabovisão (Portugal)
  • Channel 108 (French)
  • Channel 110 (English)
Streaming media
i24news.tv En, Fr, Ar
Dailymotion En, Fr, Ar
YouTube English

i24NEWS is an Israeli international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel located in Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel.[1] It broadcasts in French, English and Arabic. The channel's owner is Patrick Drahi, and the CEO is Frank Melloul.

The network began broadcasting in the US on 13 February 2017. The English channel is broadcast from New York between 6 and 10 p.m. Eastern Time and at other times broadcasts from Israel.

History[edit]

The channel went live on 17 July 2013. Melloul stated that it would battle prejudice and ignorance about Israel with “facts and diversity.”[2][3]

Arab Israeli journalist Lucy Aharish was the lead anchor of the English-language branch of the channel from July 2013 until she resigned in January 2016.

On 8 December 2016 all programming on the English channel officially ended in preparation for launching in America. The channel broadcast 10 minutes of news on the Hour from 8 am to 11 pm (local time) and replaced "Morning Edition", "The Daily Beat" and "The Lineup" with a 26-minute news bulletin, repeated at half past.

The launch of i24NEWS in the United States was announced on 27 January 2017. The channel is operated out of headquarters Jaffa.

Live programming in the US is broadcast from Times Square in New York with an additional bureau in Washington, DC. Approximately 50 journalists were hired to staff the two locations. The channel uses resources from its Jaffa headquarters.

Among the first journalists hired were Michelle Makori, anchor and editor-in-chief, David Shuster who is also a managing editor and Dan Raviv (a 40+ year veteran of CBS News). The channel acquired many of its debut behind-the-scenes talent from the former Al Jazeera America.

Distribution[edit]

i24NEWS is currently only available outside of Israel. It is offered in France (including the French West Indies), Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland and across the African continent. The channel is also streamed live on its website in all three languages. Patrick Drahi has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow i24news to be broadcast in Israel.[4] The channel signed an agreement enabling it to be broadcast in Germany on Kabel Deutschland.[5] i24news was initially broadcast in the United States via the Jewish Life Television network,[6] but following the acquisition of Cablevision by Drahl-owned Altice USA (formerly Cablevision with a public brand of Optimum), i24NEWS is now broadcast on the Optimum channel 102, and its distribution is limited to Drahl-owned Optimum and Suddenlink systems.[7]

Inside the i24news studio in Jaffa

News team[edit]

The English channel news team consists of diplomacy and defense correspondents, anchors, editors, producers and journalists.

English magazine anchors[edit]

  • Oded Grober
  • Tal Heinrich
  • Johnathan Regev

English news anchors[edit]

English relief presenters[edit]

  • Tal Heinrich
  • Lauren Izso
  • Johnathan Regev

Former presenters and correspondents[edit]

  • Tal Shalev
  • Danny Swibel
  • Anthony Grant
  • Jason Danino-Holt
  • Binyamin Tjong Alvares
  • David Matlin
  • Merav Savir

English programming[edit]

  • ClearCut
  • Crossroads
  • Daily Dose
  • Debrief
  • i24News Desk
  • Perspectives
  • Stateside
  • The Rundown
    The outside of the i24NEWS studios (on second floor)

Defunct English programms[edit]

Former programs on i24news include:[8]

  • Culture - Weekly. The latest cultural buzz & trends. The highs and lows of the cultural world. From actors, through fine arts and even musicians.
  • Defense - Weekly. Military & strategic affairs. A first-hand look at the Israel Defense Force, one of the strongest armies in the world, and conflicts around the world. Coverage of clashes, war and the most volatile stories of the week.
  • Economy - Weekly. International Business & financial news.
  • Faceoff - Weekly. A weekly confrontational in-depth look at the news of the hour, and the people who make it.
  • Insight - Weekly
  • Mid East Focus - Weekly. In a turbulent region, we give you a human perspective of the crisis on the ground. In a region exploding with religious tension, we go beyond and show you the real stories, real people, and dynamic storytelling
  • Morning Edition / Sunday Review - Sunday to Friday with Yael Lavie, who anchored the i24news early program. News from around the world along with the viral spiral that is the Web review, plus culture from across the globe.
  • News Now - Monday to Friday, Merav Savir anchored the latest news from around the world.
  • Sport - Weekly. A tour around the world of sports.
  • The Daily Beat - Monday to Friday, Meredith Ross anchored a full hour of news. A roundup of each day's top news, ranging from the always-volatile Middle East, through the U.S. campaign trail, to sports, economy and everything in between. With in-depth analysis and on the scene reporting.
  • The Line Up - Monday to Friday, Nurit Zunger anchored news from around the world with Middle East perspective.
  • The Tube - Weekly. Web & social networks news.
The control room of studio 2. The central studio mainly used for the English channel.

Broadcasting[edit]

High-definition (HD) broadcasting was started in March 2017 via satellite using Hot Bird 13C-capacities (French and English feed only).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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