SPI’s FilmBox channel lands on StarTimes

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Canal+-owned SPI International has launched its premium movie channel FilmBox Action on the Chinese-owned pan-African pay TV operator StarTimes.

FilmBox Action provides a variety of action-packed movies and series, including Hollywood blockbusters starring Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan among others.

StarTimes is one of the leading digital TV operators in Africa according to SPI International. It owns a 700+ channels’ content platform combining African 75% local channels and 25% international channels. The operator also serves 16 million DVB subscribers and 28 million OTT users in over 30 countries.

Launched on April 1, FilmBox Action is available in the Basic and Smart packages on DTT at channel number 60 and DTH at channel 140.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with StarTimes and bring FilmBox Action to their platform. We are long term partners and we believe FilmBox Action is the perfect addition to the StarTimes existing movie offering. Together we have already made Dizi channel, our Turkish drama channel a huge success and we expect the same for FilmBox Action,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD of Western Europe and Africa at SPI International.

“To keep offering fresh content of quality on StarTimes is one of our long-term pursuits,” said Lily Meng, head of StarTimes media division. “We enjoy the collaboration with SPI International and trust that the synergy will lead to more fascinating chemical reactions in future, which can benefit our audiences across Africa. FilmBox Action will definitely prove its charm once it’s on air. Stay tuned to StarTimes for all these exciting movies and series.”

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