The YES satellite television provider will open all its children channels free of charge to residents of Netivot, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Kiryat Malachi, Sderot, and Gaza vicinity communities for one week, in light of the difficult security situation in the region.
The announcement came after YES's competition, HOT opened their Video on Demand service to all children residing in areas under attack.
The channels, that are usually offered for a fee, will be opened by YES as a gesture to residents constantly under attack from the Gaza Strip, starting Monday, December 29 until January 5.
The channels will be opened automatically, and there will be no need to contact customer service centers.
The channels to be made available to the Gaza vicinity residents include Baby (channel 40), which is exclusive to YES and targets an audience of infants up to the age of three-years-old.
The Junior channel (49), which broadcasts classics for older children, and Logi (channel 48) that provides general entertainment for children will also be open to the southern public.
The opening of the channels was initially meant only for residents of Netivot, Ashkelon, Sderot and the Gaza vicinity communities.
However, following Qassam attacks on other areas in southern Israel, YES decided to offer free channels to residents of Ashdod and Kiryat Malachi as well.