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FilmBox expands in African with OVYtv

SPI International/Filmbox has agreed with African operator OVY Network to extend their channel distribution agreement, extending its reach in a number of sub-Saharan African countries.

The deal will see eight channels from the SPI International/FilmBox portfolio initially set for Botswana be made available through OVYtv in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Filmbox channel line-up consists of two movie channels – FilmBox Africa and FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox – a martial arts channel, Fast’nFunBox – an extreme sports channel, DocuBox – a documentary channel, FashionBox – world’s first native HD channel devoted to fashion, 360TuneBox – a music channel and MadscreenBox – a live, interactive game channel with family-oriented entertainment.

“We are excited to expand our footprint in Africa,” said Berk Uziyel, executive director of Filmbox International. “So far our channels have been performing very well throughout the region. This is why our partner OVY Network decided to carry eight of them on its OVYtv platform in multiple territories.”