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SPI International names Liberty Global’s Bergman as Film1 chief

Channel provider SPI International has named former Liberty Global programming chief Jeroen Bergman as managing director of its new acquisition, Netherlands-based film service Film1. SPI International announced the acquisition of the brand assets of Film1, a premium television and video on demand service in the Netherlands, last week. Bergman will head up Film1’s operations in the Netherlands […]

SPI International acquires Film1

SPI International has acquired the brand assets of Film1, the Dutch premium television and video on demand service, from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks.  According to the deal, SPI will own Film1 brands and will continue to operate all of its digital services with platforms.  As of August 1, 2019 SPI will fully own the […]

FilmBox debuts Turkish Drama Channel in Kosovo

Channel provider SPI International/FilmBox is debuting its recently launched Turkish Drama Channel (TDC) in  Kosovo  through a new distribution agreement with cable operator Kujtesa. Kujtesa’s subscribers will have 24/7 access to hundreds of hours of Timeless Drama Channel content broadcast in Albanian. Kujtesa is the leading cable company in Kosovo, with a TV offering of over 180 channels […]

SPI International’s Timeless Drama debuts in Albania

SPI International/FilmBox’s Turkish drama offering, Timeless Drama Channel, has launched in Albania on pay TV outfit Digit-Alb’s platform. The lauch means that a range of Turkish drama shows will be available to Digit-Alb subscribers. SPI International announced the launch of Timeless Drama Channel last week, with a rollout on platforms including those of RTL Albania, […]

SPI/FilmBox expands deal with Latvia’s Balticom

SPI/FilmBox has expanded its channel distribution agreement with Latvian cable operator Balticom. In addition to FilmBox Baltic, FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, Erox, and Gametoon, Balticom subscribers will have now access to FunBox UHD. Balticom is the first telecommunications provider in Latvia that has officially launched UHD TV channels, and the expanded partnership with SPI/FilmBox gives its subscribers […]

SPI International moves into movie and series production

Channel provider SPI International is moving into movie and TV series production in partnership with movie director and producer Phillipe Martinez. The partnership calls for four TV series productions, including Salvage Marines, a TV series about a group of soldiers involved in the eponymous militarised deep space operation, production of which started in March; Mister Mayfair, a trilogy about […]

SPI launches Turkish drama channel in Eastern Europe

After first being mooted in 2018, thematic channel provider SPI International has this week launched a global drama network offering Turkish scripted series. Called Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), the service will initially be available in one million homes via operators including RTL Albania, A1 Croatia and A1 Macedonia. Berk Uziyel (pictured), CEO of SPI International, […]

SPI International strikes deal with Cgates

SPI International/FilmBox has struck a new distribution agreement with Lithuanian cable operator UAB Cgates.  UAB Cgates’ clients will now have access to FilmBox Baltic and FilmBox Arthouse channels when they subscribe to the operator’s thematic movie pack. They will also have access to the Fast&FunBox HD channel when subscribing to the thematic sports pack. FilmBox Baltic and FilmBox Arthouse features Hollywood movies, television series and shows and with movies from directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and others, along with […]

SPI’s FunBox UHD extends deal with Vodafone Spain

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox’s FunBox UHD Channel has extended its distribution partnership with Vodafone Spain. In 2017, SPI International and Vodafone Spain launched Funbox UHD in Spain.  Bringing 4K UHD content to all Vodafone Spain subscribers. Under the new deal, Vodafone Spain subscribers will continue to access features from travel and nature documentaries, arts and culture, lifestyle, extreme sports, and a […]

SPI International extends CEE reach with StarNet deal

Channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has signed its first channel distribution agreement with Moldovan service provider StarNet, which will carry seven international HD thematic channels from SPI’s portfolio. SPI’s entry into Moldova is in line with its strategic business decision to keep expanding its reach into the eastern European region. StarNet subscribers in Moldova will gain […]

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