Originally known as the Instructional Television Trust.
Since 1968, shares the same frequency with Channel 1.
IETV programmes are currently broadcast on terrestrial Channel 23, which is also relayed in HOT cable TV and Yes satellite systems, 24 hours a day (midnight-8am are re-runs). The station also shares airtime on the Channel 1 and 2 terrestrial outlets. (IBA First Channel/1(23) Changeover & Intermezzo open - 2007).
According to a reform in public broadcasting initiated by the government and approved by the Knesset in Summer 2014, the Educational channel will be merged into a public broadcasting service that will replace IBA Israel Television and Radio services. According to this reform, the new IBA Television Service will have 3 TV channels: a general Hebrew service (that will replace the current IBA Channel 1), an Arabic language channel (until now called Channel 33) and a Children's channel (the current Educational TV).
The new channels are scheduled to start broadcasting in Spring 2016 but it is announced that it will be officially launched on October 1, 2016, whereby the IBA will be replaced by the new Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation. However, IETV (Hinuchit) will stay on the air and timeshare its programmes on both Channel 1 and Channel 2 until January 2018. By then, programmes produced by Hinuchit will be fully absorbed and produced by the new broadcaster for Channel 1, in its own right.
Kan 11 (HD) | Makan 33 | IETV | Knesset Channel
Haarutz 1 (HD) | Haarutz 33 | IETV 1 | Knesset Channel | IBA Arabic Channel
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