HOT is a telecommunications and cable television providers in Israel, founded on 18 August 2003. HOT is a 100% subsidiary of the Luxembourg ISP Altice.
The company was formed by the merger of the three national cable providers Israel - Matav, Tevel and Golden Channels, which yes was created as a direct response to the growing competition of the local satellite TV provider.
Hot offers about 200 local and foreign language channels in its digital television offering. HOT also offers some ' exclusive ' channels (not available from the competition Yes) to. In addition to the digital TV HOT continue to offer analog television.
Shortly after the establishment HOT began to offer fixed-line and Internet services. But HOT is not an Internet Service Provider, but only has permission to offer the last mile.
In February 2012, an advertisement of the provider caused a worldwide sensation. In the spot, for a tablet computer with the program offer of HOT, a group of Mossad agents and clad women beyond a nuclear facility in Iran in the air. Iran protested against this commercial.