Reshet 13

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Reshet 13
Reshet 13 logo.svg
Launched1 November 2017 (2017-11-01)
Owned byReshet
Picture format1080i HDTV
CountryIsrael
LanguageHebrew
Broadcast areaIsrael
HeadquartersRamat HaHayal, Tel Aviv
Websitereshet.tv/general/channel13
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 13
Satellite
YesChannel 13
Cable
HotChannel 13
Streaming media
reshet.tv/live

Reshet 13 (Hebrew: רשת 13‎) is an Israeli free-to-air television channel owned by Reshet. It was launched on 1 November 2017 as one of two replacements of the outgoing Channel 2.

History[edit]

Israel's Channel 2 was operated by the Second Authority for Television and Radio, but was programmed by two rotating companies, Keshet Media Group and Reshet. As part of a larger series of reforms to Israel's broadcast system to increase diversity and competition, Channel 2 was shut down, and both broadcasters were granted their own, separate channels. Reshet 13 officially launched on 1 November 2017, alongside Keshet 12. The Israel Television News Company continued to provide news programmes for both channels; the main primetime bulletin is simulcast by both channels, while other programs are divided among the two channels.[1][2]

In June 2018, due to financial issues caused by the 2017 Channel 2 split, RGE (owner of Channel 10) filed a merger with this channel's parent company Reshet.[3] In October 2018, Reshet announced that the merger had cancelled.[4][5] Reshet's owners have since reconsidered the merger, and after a long battle with the Second Authority, the merger was approved,[6] and was scheduled for January 16, 2019. The merger saw certain programmes previously shown on Channel 10 moved to Reshet 13.

Programming[edit]

News[edit]

Being one of two direct replacements of Channel 2, Reshet 13 have broadcast news programmes produced by Israel Television News Company (which produced HaHadashot 2 for Channel 2), a company Reshet jointly owned with Keshet.

Following the merger between Reshet and Channel 10, Reshet 13 took resources and programmes from Channel 10's news production company, which then changed on-air branding to HaHadashot 13. Reshet sold its stake in the News Company to Keshet.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamin, Debra (2017-11-01). "Keshet, Reshet Begin Operating Own Channels in Israeli TV Shakeup". Variety. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  2. ^ "Israel's Channel 2 set for historic split Tue midnight". Globes. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  3. ^ "Channel Ten, Reshet slated to merge". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  4. ^ "Reshet pulls out of slated merger with Channel Ten". The Jerusalem Post. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ Spiro, Amy (15 October 2018). "Israeli Network Reshet Says It Is Canceling Merger With Channel Ten". Variety.
  6. ^ Spiro, Amy (9 November 2018). "Merger of Israeli Networks Reshet and Channel Ten Given Final Go-Ahead". Variety.