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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 […]

French content creators call for technology-neutral movie windows

Copyright societies representing French producers, directors, authors and content creators have called for a reduction in the theatrical release window for movies to three months and an alignment of linear and non-linear pay TV distribution on a technology-neutral basis. The groups, the ARP, SACD, SRF, SPI and UPC, have collectively called for identical windows for […]

FilmBox channels available in Armenia

TV channel provider SPI International/ Filmbox has launched seven channels in Armenia with IPTV operator Hybrid Solutions. The Armenian operator has launched SPI’s basic movie channel FilmBox, Filmbox Art House, its vehicle for independent and classic movies, DocuBox HD, SPI’s factual channel, fashion and shopping channel FashionBox, combat sports service Fight Box HD, exptreme sports […]

TF1 agrees new deal with French producers

French broadcaster TF1 has agreed a new deal with local producers’ organisations that will see it commit to spending up to 12.5% of its advertising revenues on French-produced content over the next four years. TF1 will commit to spending 36% of its total programming investment on ‘dependent’ content, with a 26% ceiling placed on content […]

FilmBox Live streaming app launches on Skylink

Channel provider SPI International’s video-on-demand and live streaming app FilmBox Live has launched on the M7 Group-owned Czech pay TV operator Skylink’s plaform. FilmBox Live gives access to all FilmBox channels on smart TVs, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The app is available free of charge to subscribers with the Mixbox package from the […]

UPC Polska promotes FilmBox HD channels

Liberty Global-owned cable TV operator UPC Polska is to make SPI’s FilmBox, FilmBox HD, FilmBox Extra and FilmBox Family channels available at no charge to Select package subscribers from March 31 to April 13 as a promotional offering.  Movies made available during the promotional window will include Coco Chanel, The Rum Diary, The Reader and […]

New film channel for Poland debuts with Cyfrowy Polsat

A new film channel for Poland from channel provider SPI international-owned Kino Polska, FilmBox Arthouse, is joining pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat’s line-up of channels. The channel will feature classic movies from directors such as Visconti, Kurosawa, Fellini and Hitchcock as well as festival circuit movies and avant-garde titles by independent filmmakers. The channel will […]