South Africa Shows Great Interest in Israeli New-Media Technologies

September 23, 2010 at 10:15 am | Posted in export, ICT, Israel, new media | Leave a comment
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More than a 100 meetings between Israeli technology companies to South African and African media companies last week in global media event in Amsterdam. Following the Visit of Israel’s Efrat Fenigson to South Africa in July and a seminar on new-media technologies from Israel, many of South Africa’s TV operators, broadcasters and related companies visited the Israeli pavilion at the IBC Amsterdam exhibition and conference.

The Embassy of Israel thanks all the south Africans that have visited our pavilion and that expressed interest to cooperate with Israeli companies. for us, it is a start of long term partnership. We invite you to come to Israel to attend Contech Israel 2010 (8-10 November), to meet more Israeli technology providers and meet global industry leaders at the conference.


The Embassy of Israel stands in support of the South African broadcasting industry in its efforts to keep the decision to adopt the European digital broadcasting standard DVB-S. We believe that that is the right standard for South Africa, both in technological point of view and social point of view. There s no doubt that in terms of economy of scale, the Euroean standard is more valuable, while the Japanese one, will limit the SA industry to the local market.

Israeli Technologies Lead the World of the New Media

July 16, 2010 at 10:50 am | Posted in ICT, new media, software, Telecommunication, Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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It’s no secret that the media are in upheaval. Print faces unprecedented challenges from the electronic domains. New technologies are morphing the mobile phone into a pocket-sized PC with interactive capabilities surpassing the desktop variety. The PC itself, abetted by its netbook cousin, is evolving from productivity tool to an integrated news and entertainment platform. Converged devices are in demand, Internet video is a reality and new content sources abound. Television is going digital, reinventing itself as on-demand IPTV. Social media and social networking are exploding as mass audiences disperse, personalization becomes key and user-generated content comes to the fore. All of this is happening right now, all over the world, and even more so among young people, the digital natives shaping the future.

For consumers, all this is a treat. For business users, it’s a boon. For established media companies, content providers and operators, a challenge unlike any they’ve known before.

Telecom operators need infrastructure partners who can not only deliver the content but monetize it. Broadcasters must evolve a service-oriented model and technologies that offer users the same simplicity, service availability and quality as traditional broadcast TV. Content providers must integrate their offerings and harness digital possibilities – like basing TV broadcasts, in part, on the popularity of items on the broadcaster’s website. All must capitalize on the complex delivery matrix and develop systems that draw together applications, delivery platforms and managed networks. And all must strive harder than ever before to reach the connected user – who by 2011 will be one in four people around the world.Full Article.

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