SPI International / FILMBOX is launching three live TV channels with Youfone, an MVNO in the Netherlands.
Starting this week Youfone’s television customers get access to three channels from the SPI’s worldwide TV portfolio. The line-up includes DocuBox - a television channel featuring documentaries on wild life and human civilization, FightBox – 24/7 sports channel which airs live MMA events and diverse martial arts programming; YoufoneTV also presents Gametoon, a brand new interactive gaming channel for millennials. Gametoon features highlights of popular video games, entertainment content from gaming youtubers, video game tournaments (eSports) with million dollar prize pools and much more.
“SPI’s channels on the YoufoneTV platform are broadcast without any commercial breaks. All three channels offer premium content from the world’s top producers,” said Berk Uziyel SPI’s executive director. “We are happy to reach new audiences and grow our presence in this part of Europe,” Mr. Uziyel added.
Commenting on the launch of SPI’s channels, Valentijn Rensing, CEO of Youfone, said: “With YoufoneTV we are eager to start with fresh content and new channels and thereby offering a different and unique television package in comparison to most operators in the Netherlands.”
SPI International / FILMBOX and the satellite television services provider Focus Sat operated in Romania by UPC DTH have extended their collaboration offering complimentary access to Filmbox Live online service to all Focus Sat’s customers who subscribe to the FILMBOX channels pack.
A monthly subscription to the FILMBOX Premium Pack allows Focus Sat customers to enjoy six premium movie channels from the SPI/FILMBOX portfolio including FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Extra HD, FilmBox Plus, FilmBox Family, DocuBox HD and FightBox HD. Filmbox subscription also includes access to Filmbox Live, an online streaming service allowing subscribers to watch live-streaming channels and enjoy the Filmbox VOD library with unlimited access to the Filmbox Live multiscreen on-demand service.
Filmbox Live on-demand library contains hundreds of titles including major Hollywood productions such as the Oscar-winning drama DALLAS BUYERS CLUB starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, a crime comedy SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS with Sam Rockwell, Collin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken andKILL THE MESSENGER with Jeremy Renner (THE BOURNE LEGACY, AVENGERS). In addition to films and videos streamed in HD Filmbox Live also features content in Ultra HD quality.
What distinguishes Filmbox Live from most of the content streaming services is that Filmbox Live also allows users to watch an extended line-up of live TV channels including: the movie channels FilmBox, FilmBox Plus, FilmBox Family, FilmBox Extra HD, FilmBox Premium, DocuBox HD - a documentary channel, FightBox HD for martial arts lovers, FashionBox HD, 360 TuneBox for music addicts, FilmBox Art House with independent and art house movies as well as Fast&FunBox HD dedicated to extreme and adrenaline sports.
"We are very excited to extend our existing Filmbox Pack on Focus Sat. This full viewing experience is all-inclusive, ad-free, premium TV and multiscreen entertainment. It allows subscribers to enjoy an extensive library of top quality and diverse programming content anywhere they want – with a single subscription,” said Berk Uziyel, executive director for SPI International/FILMBOX. “Thanks to the ongoing collaboration with UPC DTH FilmBox Live is now one of the leading VOD platforms in the region featuring not only movies on-demand but also non-stop, unlimited access to several live-streaming channels,” Mr. Uziyel added.
“After successfully launching Filmbox Live for UPC DTH customers in HU/CZ/SK in November 2016, we are pleased to make Filmbox Live also available to Focus Sat customers in Romania. This will further enhance our multi-screen services providing our customers with more movies and thematic content.” said Catalin Itu, VP Sales and Operations in UPC DTH.
Global TV operator SPI International/FILMBOX has announced it signed an agreement with Anttention Media, Africa’s digital video and audio streaming platform “VeeTee” to deliver eight 24/7 TV channels and a VOD service to MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunications company through their sister company Edentek.
VeeTee’s mobile TV service now offers the following eight channels from SPI’s worldwide portfolio: FilmBox Africa with movies and TV series, FilmBox Art House featuring independent and classic films, DocuBox airing documentaries on nature and human civilization, FashionBox devoted to fashion trends and shopping, FightBox – a 24/7 combat sports channel, Fast&FunBox with extreme sports programming, 360TuneBox – an international music network and Gametoon, a brand new e-gaming channel addressed to millennials.
In addition to live TV channels VeeTee now also provides MTN customers with access to FilmBox OnDemand which allows users to watch hundreds of movies, popular TV series and various sports, music and lifestyle videos whenever and wherever they want.
“The launch of FilmBox channels on VeeTee’s Mobile TV services is a major milestone for SPI’s African strategy. We are excited to see our audience grow in Nigeria thanks to the cooperation with Anttention Media Africa Limited,” said Amit Karni, Head of Distribution Africa for SPI / FILMBOX.
“This is a victory for the general African digital landscape because mobile streaming for thematic channels is here to stay and with it comes the unbundling of other amazing opportunities aimed at solving Africa’s foremost need for ‘Positive Empowerment’” - stated Temple Obike, Founder/CEO Edentek Group.
Nine channels from the SPI's African portfolio are available on Play which recently took over the Consat service and relaunched it on Astra 2F satellite @ 28.2 E.
The newly rebranded platform has relaunched the entire SPI's TV line-up from Consat including FILMBOX, a movie channel presenting a diverse selection of American and European films as well as TV series, FILMBOX ART HOUSE which lets viewers enjoy the masterpieces of world cinema from the highly acclaimed directors such as Kurosawa, Fellini, Hitchcock, Visconti and many more. Play has also relaunched two sports channels: FIGHTBOX - a 24/7 martial arts network with live broadcast of international MMA events and other TV programming covering more than thirty combat sport disciplines. The second sports channel is FAST&FUNBOX which features coverage of international shows and competitions in such disciplines as car racing (Formula One), motorcross, snowboarding, sailing and many more. Other channels in the line-up include DOCUBOX offering the best documentary films on nature, science and human civilization, FASHIONBOX - a worldwide TV channel devoted to fashion trends, top designers and shopping, 360TUNEBOX - an international music channel and GAMETOON with e-sports and interactive games. While Play is available in Nigeria and Ghana, the line-up in Ghana also includes EROX, an adult erotic channel.
"This most recent relaunch of our channels by Play in Nigeria clearly demonstrates the SPI's ability to deliver unique and top quality content that viewers in the West Africa region find attractive" - said Amit Karni, SPI's Head of Distribution Africa. "We truly appreciate Play's committment to rebrand Consat and relaunch our channels as part of the new service," Mr. Karni added.
"Play, formerly known as Consat, has rebranded and this has made way for more exciting channels on our television platform. Play is being positioned as a youth-friendly brand which is playing in a league that has been recognized as highly competitive, a league with endless opportunities. Play focuses on delivering content and world class channels for both domestic and global audience. This is one of the reasons why we have launched the SPI's channels," said Funmi Adenaike, General Manager at Play.