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SPI/FilmBox extends reach of Fast&FunBox HD in Spain

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox has extended the reach of its channel distribution in Spain with the launch of Fast&FunBox HD on Orange TV. From November 1, the channel will bring its mix of sports and entertainment in HD to Orange subscribers in Spain. The channel channel offers 400 new hours a year of sports including car […]

SPI/Filmbox names ex- Doğan exec as marketing chief

Channels provider SPI/FilmBox has named Haymi Behar as chief marketing officer. In this newly created role, Behar will lead SPI’s international brand marketing efforts and will be responsible for advancing SPI’s brand reputation across all platforms, strategic communications, media planning and buying, media relations and publicity. Behar will work closely with SPI’s distribution sales teams […]

Funbox UHD strikes partnership with Rai for Italian opera

SPI International’s Funbox UHD channel has struck a strategic partnership with Italian public broadcaster Rai that will see it air the best of Italian operas in full UHD. SPI’s channel will offer Carmen from the Rome Opera House in Full UHD after acquiring the worldwide TV and VOD rights from Rai. In addition to linear […]

SPI’s Kino Polska takes control of Polish movie channel Stopklatka

SPI International’s Poland subsidiary Kino Polska TV (KPTV), owner of television networks Kino Polska, Filmbox, Kino TV and Zoom TV, has acquired an additional 41% stake in Polish terrestrial movie channel Stopklatka TV from Agora. As a result, KPTV becomes Stopklatka’s majority 82.6% stakeholder, a move which significantly strengthens its position among the largest media […]

FilmBox channels secure berth on StarSat line-up

SPI/FilmBox’s channels FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD are to launch on the StarSat DTH and OTT platforms in South Africa. The launch will give StarSat Africa subscribers with access to FilmBox Africa the chance to view content including action crime series No Easy Days from Red Rock Entertainment, which will premiere on the channel […]

SPI International channels to launch on Youfone TV

SPI International/Filmbox is launching three linear TV channels on YoufoneTV, the new OTT TV service being launched by Dutch SIM-only MVNO Youfone, including its new gaming-focused offering. Youfone’s TV customers will be able to view DocuBox, SPI Internationals documentary channel, fightBox, the group’s combat sports offering featuring live mixed martial arts events, and Gametoon, the […]

Filmbox channels launch in Russia

Channel operator SPI International has launched seven of its channels in Russia. The digital nets will roll out on the Telekarta platform, which is owned by pay TV operator Orion. The channels carried include the FilmBox and the FilmBox Art House channels, meaning drama series including The Young Pope and Modus will be available. The […]

SPI International/Filmbox taps SES for Latin American push

Satellite operator SES has signed a multi-year capacity deal with channel provider SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group that will support the latter’s drive to expand its presence in the Latin American market. SES is providing C-band capacity on the NSS-806 satellite at 47.5° West, which covers South America with a single beam and claims to reach […]

New Filmbox Live service launches on UPC DTH

SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group has struck a deal with Liberty Global’s UPC DTH in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to provide customers of the UPC Direct and freeSAT services with a new online service, FilmBox Live.  FilmBox Live will be added to the current FilmBox Pack on both platforms, and will allow FilmBox Pack subscribers to […]

MIPCOM: Filmbox extends UHD offering, adds HDR

Thematic channel provider Filmbox/SPI International is extending its UHD TV offering by making its channel full-time, introducing HDR content and striking new carriage deals. The broadcaster is also changing the name of the channel to reflect the addition of HDR. Speaking on a panel session on UHD TV at MIPCOM, Berk Uziyel, executive director of […]