Washington, D.C. 20549



Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of January 2006

Matav Cable Systems Media Ltd.
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

42 Pinkas Street
North Industrial Park
P.O. Box 13600
Netanya 42134
(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F x Form 40-F o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes o No x


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

16 January 2006 Matav – Cable Systems Media Ltd.

BY: /S/ Meir Srebernik
Meir Srebernik
Chief Executive Officer

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Matav Reports Termination of Contacts Between Representatives of Owners of Cable
Companies and Partner Communications’ Controlling Shareholder Regarding
Acquisition of Control of Partner

NETANYA, Israel, January 16, 2006 – Matav-Cable Systems Media Ltd. (Nasdaq: MATV), a leading Israeli provider of digital cable television services, today reported further to a press release issued on October 30, 2005, that the contacts that have been made between representatives of the owners of cable companies and representatives of the controlling shareholder of Partner Communications Company Ltd. (“Partner”) to explore the possibility of the acquisition of the control of Partner, have been terminated without any transaction being agreed upon.

Matav is one of Israel’s three cable television providers, serving roughly 25 percent of the population. Matav’s current investments include 1.2 percent of Partner Communications Ltd., a GSM mobile phone company and 10 percent of Barak I.T.C. (1995) Ltd., one of the three international telephony providers in Israel.

(This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Matav Cable only, and are subject to risk and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in technology and market requirements, decline in demand for the Company’s products, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, loss of market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition, which could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. For a more detailed description of the risk and uncertainties affecting the Company, reference is made to the Company’s reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.)


Ori Gur-Arieh, General Counsel
Matav Cable Systems
Telephone: +972-9-860-2261

Ayelet Shaked Shiloni
Integrated IR
Telephone US: +1-866-447-8633 / Israel: +972-3-635-6790
E-Mail: ayelet@integratedir.com