Etisalat launches Israel-based i24NEWS channels on eLife and Switch TV

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Published January 4th, 2021 - 10:51 GMT
Etisalat launches Israel-based i24NEWS channels on eLife and Switch TV
Stay connected to Israel, the Middle East and North America with i24NEWS
Highlights
eLife customers can now enjoy watching i24NEWS (English) on channel 537 and i24NEWS (Arabic) on channel 520 for free.

Etisalat today announced the launch of the Israel-based network i24NEWS on eLife and Switch TV.

eLife customers can now enjoy watching i24NEWS (English) on channel 537 and i24NEWS (Arabic) on channel 520 for free. Switch TV users can watch TV i24NEWS (English) on channel 264 and i24NEWS (Arabic) on channel 265 at no extra cost.

The partnership between Etisalat and i24NEWS comes after the UAE signed a peace agreement to normalise ties with Israel in September.

Launched in 2013, i24NEWS is an international news network based in Israel that broadcasts in Arabic, English and French from studios in Jaffa Port, the US and Europe. In addition to up-to-the-minute news, the channel also features a wide variety of current affairs shows and reports on such subjects as economy, defense, sport, hi-tech, and culture.

i24NEWS is part of the Altice Group, owned by businessman Patrick Drahi and since its inception has been led by CEO Frank Melloul. In 2017, i24NEWS expanded into the North American market and opened bureaus in the United States. Today, the channel has studios in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Paris, New York, Washington and Los Angeles and deploys correspondents all over the world.

 

Background Information

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat)

etisalat has deployed many innovative technologies and services to remain at the leading edge of customer experience.
etisalat’s senior leaders understands the need to continue its investments in building the networks of the future because the positive effects filter down to the rest of the economy. Today, the UAE boasts of an excellent telecoms ecosystem, capable of driving successes across industries and sectors.

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