Israelis allowed to watch Olympics on Sabbath

Israelis will be able to watch broadcasts from the Olympic Games in Beijing even on the Sabbath. A special agreement has been reached between the country’s broadcast authorities and employees, which details how TV studios can be used on weekends during th

Studios will be opened for one-third of their capacity on the Sabbath.

Statements from both sides note the importance of the step, adding that such flexibility will allow further reforms and restructuring of the industry.

The Olympics will be broadcast through TV, radio, Internet, cellular network and the VoD (video on demand) system.