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Israel Tests Television Transmission of Education Programs for Schools

Test transmissions for Israel’s developing educational television system were completed here today. Regular broadcasting of educational television programs are scheduled to start next March. These programs will be beamed, at first, only to schools in Jerusalem and in the central areas of the country. The educational TV system for Israel is being financed by the Rothschild Foundation.

Educational TV for Israel is the forerunner of an overall TV programing service, which is expected to start operating in two years. Already, however, Israelis possess thousands of television receivers. On these sets, Israelis have been tuning in to broadcasts from the neighboring Arab countries.

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