The international news channel i24NEWS begins its broadcast in Israel today.

The English-language channel that delivers international news from the Middle East is included as part of package to the cable television service HOT.

Frank Melloul, CEO of i24NEWS, stated, “We have come a long way to establish i24NEWS as a reliable, competitive and balanced independent news channel. I want to thank the founder and owner of i24NEWS, Patrick Drahi. I am lucky to be the CEO of a news company owned by someone who understands the importance of an independent news network and I promise you it will remain independent.”