Dizi comes to Mitele Plus

SPI/FilmBox has announced a deal with streaming service Mitele Plus to bring its Turkish drama brand Dizi to Spain. Dizi content will be offered via a branded corner in the Mitele Plus platform. The brand reaches millions of households worldwide and is available in 50 countries. Its content includes popular series such as 20 Minutes, […]

Filmstream comes to Latin America in deal with Pluto TV

SPI/FilmBox has agreed a deal with ViacomCBS AVOD platform Pluto TV to bring its Filmstream channel to Latin America. The distribution deal will see the channel, which broadcasts classic cinema from filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini, launch in 18 Latin American countries. The new markets include Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican […]

Canal+ take majority stake in SPI International

France’s Canal+ has struck a deal to take a 70% stake in SPI International, the European TV channel and streamer operator behind brands including FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska and recently launched SVOD Dizi. Loni Farhi, who founded SPI almost three decades ago, will continue to manage the business alongside CEO Berk Uziyel. Financial details have […]

SPI/FilmBox takes Docustream to US with KlowdTV

Channel provider and streamer SPI/FilmBox has struck a deal with FAST platform KlowdTV to take its new digital channel Docustream to the US market. The free ad-supported television platform’s subscribers in the US will be able to access Docustream’s line-up of documentaries from this month on all connected devices. Subscribers will be able to access Docustream, which […]

SPI’s Docustream and Filmstream launch in Netherlands on Samsung TV Plus

SPI/FilmBox has announced the expansion of its ad-supported digital channels Docustream and Filmstream to the Netherlands. Available via Samsung TV Plus from mid-August, the channels will provide viewers with hundreds of hours of content.  As the titles of the channels would suggest, Docustream is oriented around documentary features and TV programming, while Filmstream presents independent […]

One million users for FilmBox+

SPI/FilmBox has reached 1 million subscribers to its FilmBox+ service. The streamer, which is available via 10 major European operators and launched in February 2021, offers hundreds of hours of content and 10 linear channels. Content is available in 12 languages including English, Polish and Czech, with plans to integrate Russian and Korean soon.  The […]

Docustream comes to Samsung TV Plus

SPI/FilmBox has brought its ad-supported streaming channel Docustream to Samsung TV Plus. Available in India, Docustream offers viewers with a wide range of documentary features and TV programming.  The channel will now be available on Samsung TV Plus, which is pre-installed on Samsung Smart TVs produced from 2017. In addition, Docustream will be available on […]

Dizi gets Portuguese distribution in MEO deal

Altice Portugal-owned operator MEO has announced a deal with SPI/FilmBox to introduce SPI’s premium drama brand Dizi to the country.  Dizi content will be offered both via linear channel and SVOD through the operator’s distribution networks in the basic package. The Timeless Dizi Channel will be available to MEO subscribers at channel 77 with Portuguese […]

SPI/FilmBox launches Dizi in Belarus with A1

SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of its premium drama channel Dizi in Belarus. The launch comes as a part of a deal with private telco A1 to distribute Dizi as a linear and SVOD channel through its IPTV platform.  The deal will also bring the Timeless Dizi channel to all A1 subscribers in the country, […]

Telekom Romania secures two additional SPI/FilmBox channels in renewed deal

SPI/FilmBox has announced a renewed and expanded relationship with Telekom Romania. A long-term partner of the telco, customers will now gain access to additional channels Fast&FunBox and FilmBox Stars. Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports while FilmBox Stars broadcasts award-winning movies. This complements the existing portfolio of SPI channels available to Telekom Romania […]