SPI launching channels on Ukrainian satellite service

European channel distributor SPI International is to launch a number of its  thematic networks on Ukrainian satellite DTH platform Xtra TV.

The FilmBox, 360TuneBox, FilmBox ArtHouse, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, FashionBox and FightBox channels will soon launch on the platform, available through the Xtra TV package.

“This new package will complement Xtra TV’s offer for Ukraine, not only with HD channels, but also with new features: independent music videos, fashion shows, movies by independent filmmakers as well as a healthy dose of 24/7 sports content including motorsports, extreme sport disciplines and live broadcast of fight events from Europe and the United States,” said James Phillipoff, CEO of Xtra TV owner Istil Telecom Ukraine.

“SPI is committed to expanding its channel distribution in the Eastern Europe and we are very excited to introduce our channels to the TV viewers in Ukraine,” added Berk Uziyel, executive director for FilmBox International and SPI International.