Israelís government has given the go-ahead for Bezeq to take control of the satellite platform Yes.

The decision by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu followed a statement from the Israeli cable and satellite TV council that the move would not harm competition in the pay-TV market.

Approval from Israelís competition authority came in March 2014.

The once state-owned Bezeq has long sought to take control of Yes and complete a multi-platform offer.

Plans for a 2009 merger were rejected by the competition authority amid fears it would be anti-competitive. It was later allowed to go ahead, the High Court agreeing with the authority that a number of conditions should be imposed.