Ananey Communications Group

ViacomCBS takes 100% control of Israel’s Ananey & launches media fund

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has taken full control of Israeli content producer and pay-TV provider Ananey Communications Group. VCNI is acquiring the shares in Ananey that it does not already own, after taking a minority stake in the group in December 2016. Details of the transaction have not been revealed. As a result, Ananey will […]

Ex-Red Arrow producer joins Ananey as content chief

Former Red Arrow International development partner Omri Marcus has been named VP of content as Israeli pay TV provider Ananey Communications Group. He will oversee programming for a slate of Israeli lifestyle channels including The Food Channel, Health Channel, The Good Life Channel and Style Channel, plus connected digital platforms. Once dubbed ‘Israeli TV’s Wunderkind’ […]

TeenNick debuts in Israel

A new Nickelodeon-branded tweens-and-teens channels has debuted on Israeli pay TV. TeenNick launched last week on the Yes Direct Broadcast Satellite platform last week as a 24/feed targeting kids aged 9-14. In the US, the TeenNick channel debuted in 2002 as a programming block called The N. It has gone on to launch in territories […]

Viacom buys into Israeli pay TV operator

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired a minority stake in Israeli pay TV channel provider and content producer Ananey Communications Group. VIMN also has an option to acquire a controlling stake in Ananey in the future. VIMN’s senior vice president, general manager for central and eastern Europe and Israel, Bartosz Witak, has joined the board […]