Netflix, Disney Plus, Yes, Hot, Cellcom: which TV services operate on Yom Kippur?
The regulation rules of the Cable and Satellite Council prohibit self-broadcasting on Yom Kippur, and this includes the video.
But there are exceptions and sometimes it is also possible to bypass the limitations.
What do the limitations on Yes, Hot and Cellcom mean?
And what about companies from abroad like Netflix, Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus?
Sunday, October 02, 2022, 16:28 Updated: 16:47
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Every year these questions resurface: Does Netflix work in Kippur?
What about Disney Plus?
And Apple TV Plus?
And Amazon Prime?
And what about the local companies - Yes, Hot, Cellcom and Partner?
According to the media rules from 1987, "on Yom Kippur, self-directed broadcasts will not be broadcast and non-self-directed broadcasts will not be translated into Hebrew."
This means that local channels do not broadcast, and on foreign channels that are translated into Hebrew on the days they are fixed (National Geographic, Discovery, etc.), the translation is removed for the duration of Yom Kippur. On the other foreign channels, the broadcasts continue as usual. According to the regulation rules of the Cable and Satellite Council, this restriction also applies to Yes and Hot's video services, so when you enter video, the option to order content will be blocked.
Unlike Hot Vis, the regulatory rules do not apply to Cellcom and Partner because they broadcast over the Internet, and this is of course also the case with foreign companies such as Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, as well as YouTube and other video sites of this type.
These services are free to act as they choose and are not obligated to black out the broadcasts in Israel, but in the case of Cellcom TV and Partner TV - they prefer to stop the service throughout Yom Kippur and align with the quiet tone.
But not everything is clear and sometimes there are still ways to use the blocked services.
For the benefit of those interested, here is a guide to the television services that work as usual and those that do not, yet allow to bypass the limitations and watch.
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Does Yes and Yodi work on Yom Kippur?
Does Sting Tiwi work on Yom Kippur?
The services of the satellite company are blocked during the fast in accordance with the rules of regulation, but you can pre-order contents on Viaudi and watch them during Yom Kippur.
In addition, last year it was possible to access the video content by searching by title.
These rules do not apply to Lis Plus and Sting TV since they are transmitted via the Internet and not via cable or satellite.
Bis Plus, meaning through streamers, the service worked last year.
In Sting TV, similar to the normal service, the video is blocked, but you can order in advance or reach the various contents through search.
In addition, the catch-up services, which allow you to watch all the content of the past week on all channels, are available.
Does Hot Void work on Yom Kippur?
Does Next Tivy work on Yom Kippur?
As every year, and in accordance with the regulation, the video service at Hot and Next TV does not work during Yom Kippur.
What's more, contents that were ordered before the blocking and downloaded to the converter box will still be available for viewing, and the catch-up service nextcast will allow you to view the contents of the last week.
A search, however, will return no results.
Does Cellcom Tiwi work on Yom Kippur?
Even though it is not obliged to do so by law, Cellcom aligns with the local companies and blocks Wi-Fi during Yom Kippur.
However, the search, recordings and catch-up service will be active and remain available for viewing.
Does Partner Tiwi work on Yom Kippur?
If we rely on last year - the children's world on VDO and films for purchase will remain unchanged.
The recording service, the continue viewing service and the catch-up service will remain available.
On the other hand, a search will not find you the contents that are not available in the first place.
Does Netflix work on Yom Kippur?
Does Disney Plus work on Yom Kippur?
Free of obligation to local regulation, the foreign services continue to work as usual as they have done all the past years.
This includes Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, and also streaming services like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and so on.