The launch event of MSNBC in Israel, that took place yesterday morning in Hotel Dan Tel Aviv, gave an opportunity for the channels partners, Ananey Communications and HOT, to host the president of the channel, Phil Griffin, and the prestigious journalist, Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell arrived in the holy land in the morning for 15 hours only for the press conference. In the evening she broadcasted from Israel and later returned to the U.S. to continue working. Mitchell shared a moment from her child hood that was etched in her memory of the moment Israel was declared a state – her parents gave her an Israeli flag and paraded the streets. The hosts were CEO of HOT, Herzl Ozer, VP of Content of HOT, Yoram Mukaid, and CEO of Ananey Communications, Udi Miron. Additional guests arrived to bless the event. Itamar Rabinowitz, Israel Maimon, Dan Bilaski, Yonit Levy, Jacob Eilon, Oren Nahari, Dana Weiss and more.
As I've posted about several times this week, MSNBC has recently launched on the HOT network in Israel. Phil Griffin and Andrea Mitchell traveled to Tel Aviv for the launch - and were greeted by many reporters and members of the media. Of course, the articles are in Hebrew! Here is a quick roundup, for your reading pleasure.
The News channel, MSNBC, celebrated its launch in Israel in the presence of its president Phil Griffin and the prestigious journalist Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell broadcasted a live taping of Andrea Mitchell Reports in Israel, where she interviewed the head of the opposition Tzipi Livni. The program reaches 98 million subscribers around the world. The news channel broadcasts 24 hours a day on HOT instead of CNN (channel 74), which ended its broadcast on the end of November. MSNBC is a part of the media conglomerate NBC Universal, and it presents daily shows that deal with daily news updates from the U.S. and rest of the world, as well as economics, politics, weather and more. To answer the question of whether the network is characterized by the strictly opposing the conventional American Fox Network, Andrea Mitchell said in a Haaretz report that "the level of reporting should not be confused with the work of our commentators, who tend to be more liberal."