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Israel Broadcasting Authority is Israel's state broadcasting network. It grew out of the radio station Kol Yisrael, which made its first broadcast as an independent station on March 14, 1948; 65 years ago. The name of the organisation operating Kol Yisrael was changed to Israel Broadcasting Service in 1951. The law creating the Israel Broadcasting Authority was passed by the Knesset on 6 June 1965. Television broadcasts commenced on 2 May 1968, with colour television following on 23 February 1983, although occasional colour transmissions were made earlier, such as the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 and the visit of the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1977. (via Freebase)