Shanar previously served as CEO and President of Keshet Broadcasting, and is considered to be the one who came up with the slogan that accompanies Keshet to this day - "Israel's television". Since 2010, he has served as a consultant and director at Network 13
Uri Shanar, who is considered the authority of the professional program of Network 13 - has resigned from his position, as Wala learned!
Shanar resigned in a scathing letter he sent to the board members a few weeks ago, and the company did not inform the media about it, apparently trying to keep it "under the radar".
Shanar previously served as CEO and President of Keshet Broadcasting, and is considered to be the one who came up with the slogan that accompanies Keshet to this day - "Israel's television." Since 2010, he has served as a consultant and director at Network 13. A year ago, he was appointed "Planning Strategy Projector" of Network 13 and Company its news, and worked at the same time as the new CEO of the news company at the time, Aviram Elad.
At that time, they tried to find differentiation and a new "television identity" in the network, in the face of the decline in viewing figures.
Before the merger of Reshet and Channel 11 in 2019, Shaner represented the Strauss family on the board of directors.
As I recall, according to the initial merger outline, Reshet was supposed to remain in control,
In the merger, Audi Angel was diluted to a low number of percent, and was left without representation on the board, as was Strauss.
However, the new controlling owner of Network 13 as a syndicated channel - billionaire Len Blavatnik, through his representative, the chairman of the board Nadav Topolsky - appointed Shanar to the board due to his resume of professional content. In practice, Shanar was the only director at the top of Network 13 with proven television experience, and according to It is estimated that this is a significant loss for the company.
A professional member of the board of directors.
A boy (Photo: Flash 90, Moshe Shai)
Uri Shanar is considered one of the veterans in the local television industry.
He joined the establishment of the experimental Channel 2 in 1987, and served as its program manager until the tenders for the commercial Channel 2 were published in 1992.
During these years, he established the channel's program and broadcast lineup, as well as managed and initiated programs and the channel's broadcast concept.
In 1995, he was appointed CEO of Keshet Broadcasting (one of the three franchises of the commercial Channel 2 in Israel) and headed this company for 10 years until 2005.
In the first years, he also held the position of program director. Boy to make it profitable.
Nadav Topolsky (Photo: Fazit Oz)
In the last two years, the network has suffered from continued rapid turnover of senior executives, with four CEOs leaving the channel. Correspondingly - these days it is experiencing a continued decline in viewing figures. For example, despite good reviews of its flagship program "Survival", it is unable to rise to the season's highs the last. Another flagship program of the channel, "The Chef's Games", also achieves relatively low viewing figures.
Even in digital, the situation of Network 13 is problematic, with an almost imperceptible presence of its content on the network. A few months ago it was reported in Vala! Barangay about contacts between Network 13 to the Yedioth Ahronoth Group regarding possible cooperation in the digital arena, including the possible establishment of a new joint venture - however, now it seems that this is not on the agenda.
The network's situation is also problematic in the news sector, and despite several changes made to the company, it is not meeting its goals and is suffering Increasing and increasing concessions against the competitors in request 12.
The board of directors of Network 13 approved the details.