News and updates about IBA

Poll: Voters side with Kahlon over PM in coalition crisis

Likud continues to slide, with Yair Lapid opening up 4-seat lead as public turns against PM in coalition crisis over public broadcasting.

Poll: Voters side with Kahlon over PM in coalition crisis

Netanyahu, Kahlon reach deal ending coalition crisis

New broadcasting authority to be split in two, with a separate entity dedicated to news and current events.

Netanyahu, Kahlon reach deal ending coalition crisis

Netanyahu and Kahlon to discuss broadcast corporation issue

One obstacle to agreement is Attorney General's inability or refusal to expedite enactment of Supervision Law.

Netanyahu and Kahlon to discuss broadcast corporation issue

'It's all a spin - not true and not serious'

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon dismissed concerns about broadcasting corporation crisis, declared corporation will open as scheduled.

'It's all a spin - not true and not serious'

Netanyahu insists: Broadcasting corporation unnecessary

Likud source close to PM clarifies he maintains opinion no need to establish corporation, no point in allowing to proceed.

Netanyahu insists: Broadcasting corporation unnecessary player

End of the coalition crisis?

Compromise agreement hammered out to preserve Netanyahu government.

End of the coalition crisis?

Netanyahu, Kahlon trying to resolve crisis

Minister Yariv Levin meets Finance Ministry director in an attempt to end coalition crisis over public broadcaster.

Netanyahu, Kahlon trying to resolve crisis

Coalition Crisis: No IBA worker will be abandoned

Finance Minister says he will make sure all 1,000 IBA employees who stand to lose their jobs are taken care of.

Coalition Crisis: No IBA worker will be abandoned

Netanyahu's cruel game

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is callously playing with IBA employees feelings. Possible reasons for move are worrying. Commentary.

Netanyahu's cruel game

'Who needs the new broadcaster?'

Netanyahu: Coalition agreement says parties are beholden to Likud decisions on communications issues.

'Who needs the new broadcaster?'

Journalists petition court to open new broadcasting authority

Journalists petition Supreme Court to compel Communications Minister Netanyahu to follow lawand implement Public Broadcasting Law.

Journalists petition court to open new broadcasting authority

PM threatens new elections over TV authority

Netanyahu threatens early elections if broadcasting authorities not closed after revealing that they would cost 200 million shekels a year.

Netanayhu threatens early elections over broadcasting authority

'Leftist Journalists Want To Preserve Monopoly'

Minister Akunis explains why journalists opposed attempt to limit their ability to broadcast opinions.

'Leftist Journalists Want To Preserve Monopoly'

PM Will Kill 'No Media Bias' Law

Netanyahu opposes section in public broadcasting bill that would prevent journalists from opining on issues.

PM Will Kill 'No Media Bias' Law

Journalists Livid over Law Forbidding Media Bias

Public Broadcast Law passed overnight includes section that forbids being one-sided or interjecting personal views.

Journalists Livid over Law Forbidding Media Bias

Right-Wing Satire Latma Finally Will Be on TV

Fans of the series rejoice as IBA signs contract to put Latma on air in three months, after having reneged on prior promises.

Right-Wing Satire Latma Finally Reaching a TV Screen Near Youplayer

Channel Two to be Split in Two

Israel is to get a fourth television station, under a law proposed by Communications Minister Gilad Erdan.

Channel Two to be Split in Two

Channel One Off the Air, May Stay Off for Awhile

The Israel Broadcasting Authority went off the air Monday, in protest of a plan to close it down next year.

Channel One Off the Air, May Stay Off for Awhile

IBA Closure Bill Passes First Reading

The Israel Broadcasting Authority will be closed next year and the television tax will be cancelled if a new law is adopted by the Knesset.

IBA Closure Bill Passes First Reading

European Broadcasters Aghast Over IBA Closure

Israel must do everything possible to preserve its public broadcasting system, the European Broadcasting Union said Monday.

European Broadcasters Aghast Over IBA Closure

Approved: Preliminary Proposal to Cancel TV Tax

Bill to see IBA closed and reopened under new management; MKs rally behind the bill after landslide vote.

Government Approves Preliminary Proposal to Cancel TV Tax

Lapid, Erdan: TV Tax Getting the Axe

The Israel Broadcasting Authority will be completely revamped, and the dreaded TV tax will soon be a thing of the past, officials said.

Lapid, Erdan: TV Tax Getting the Axe

Slomiansky: Best Thing Might Be to Close Down IBA

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky says that there is a long list of problems at the Israel Broadcast Authority.

Slomiansky: Best Thing Might Be to Close Down IBA

TV Tax Man Reaches 'Beyond the Grave' for Money

Parents were aghast to learn that their sons who were killed defending Israel were still being asked to pay the TV tax.

Outrage as TV Tax Man Reaches 'Beyond the Grave' for Money

IBA to Stop Collecting TV Tax for 'Monitor' TVs

"Pursued" for years by collectors, Israelis who use their TV sets strictly for watching videos or DVDs will finally be getting a break.

IBA to Stop Collecting TV Tax for 'Video Monitor' TVs

NGO: Public Radio Favors Pro-Arab B'tselem

Israel Media Watch says Voice of Israel is lending too much credence to leftist group's reports.

NGO: Public Radio Favors Pro-Arab B'tselem

Secular Israelis Learn to Count the Omer on TV

For the first time, Israel television will be broadcasting educational segments relating to the counting of the Omer

Secular Israelis Learn to Count the Omer on TV

IBA Reform to Cut TV Tax, Worker Salaries

A long-coveted reform in Israel's public broadcast network the Israel Broadcasting Authority, or IBA – is finally set to be launched.

IBA Reform to Cut TV Tax, Worker Salaries

Concrete Bunkers Protect Israeli TV from Missiles

Part of Israel’s preparation for war includes building a new TV station under concrete bunkers 23 feet underground in Haifa.

Concrete Bunkers Protect Israeli TV from Missiles

Yesha to IBA: Border Crossings?

The Yesha Council has complained to IBA Director General Moti Sklar about its characerization of security checkposts as "border crossings."

Yesha Council Complains to IBA Over "Border Crossing" Reference

Time Clock Wreaks Havoc at IBA

An employee time clock being installed by management could cause cancellation of Channel One's longtime Mabat newscast.

Time Clock Wreaks Havoc at Channel 1, Israel Radio

The Voice of Israel?

Voice of Israel government radio’s Aryeh Golan broadcast a favorable report on a left-wing group that staged an event where he was emcee.

The Voice of Israel?

IBA Salaries Enrage Many

A report on salaries in the publicly funded Israel Broadcasting Authority has shocked many. Clean government groups demand accountability.

Israel Broadcasting Authority Salaries Enrage Many