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SPI International brings eight channels to Africa

SPI International has further expanded in Africa via a distribution deal with Digital Virgo.

The deal will see eight channels from the SPI Portfolio debut in Africa for Digital Virgo subscribers in countries including Morocco, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast, and through the Molotov OTT platform across the entire continent. Molotov, which has 13 million users in the region, is deployed by Digital Virgo in the African continent. 

The new channels being launched are FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Gametoon, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, FashionBox and 360 TuneBox. The content of these channels ranges from Hollywood blockbusters and arthouse cinema to gaming and adrenaline sports. 

Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Digital Virgo to bring SPI’s home of great entertainment to multiple territories in Africa and introduce viewers to the breadth of our content, covering so many different genres that people of all ages and interests will definitely find something that they can enjoy.” 

Vincent Taradel, CMO Digital Virgo, said: “Our solutions to monetize TV & VOD content are constantly enriched with new partners and an approach combining global entertainment but also more specific and local content. The partnership with SPI International fully meets this strategy and we are excited to bring these high-quality TV channels to our customers in more than 10 markets in Africa.”