The international media is deeply interested in the impending release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit on Tuesday.
Jerusalem Capital Studios (JCS), Israel’s leading news production firm in the Middle East, will transmit live broadcasts of the events surrounding Shalit’s return to various foreign news networks around the world. Much of the media interest comes from French television networks, as Shalit has both Israeli and French citizenship.
JCS will film the different events surrounding Shalit’s release using their television production facilities in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The firm will then transmit news footage via satellite to various television networks including The European Broadcasting Union, Israeli networks and international news clientele. JCS’s client base includes CNN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, ITN, RAI, Sky, CCTV, ZDF, ARD, France 24 and more.
At the same time, the firm will run two additional central broadcasts in Mizpe Hila, where the Shalit family lives and to where Gilad will return home.
According to Hanani Rapaport, the CEO of JCS, the overwhelming interest from the international press stems from the fact that such a significant and central event in Israel’s recent history has not been recorded since the unfolding events surrounding the Turkish flotilla in June 2010.