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SPI’s Kino Polska TV channels with record audience share

Recently, audience share of TV channels from the Kino Polska TV Capital Group’s portfolio along with the associated Stopklatka TV channel reached the record high of 3,21% in the basic commercial group of 16-49 year olds.

On Tuesday, May 3rd (the last day of the so called long “Majówka” weekend in Poland) the movie channels from Kino Polska TV Capital Group (Kino Polska and FilmBox), the music channel Kino Polska Muzyka as well as Stopklatka TV (whose other major shareholder is Agora S.A.) gained a total average audience share of 3,21% in the basic commercial group of 16-49 year olds.
 
Kino Polska TV gained 1,07% audience share in the 16-49 age group. Viewers were attracted by the classic teen series “Adventures of Cywil, the dog” and two recent comedy films (“Sztos 2” and “Skrzydlate świnie”). Stopklatka TV became the channel of choice on that day for 1,7% of the audience in the basic commercial group. The biggest hit was the Polish comedy “Och, Karol”.  FilmBox delivered an excellent result gaining 0,34% audience share. Most viewers watched Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray but it was the family movie hit “Asterix and Obelix” which scored the highest rating.

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FilmBox Premium HD launched in Czech Republic and Slovakia

SPI International / Filmbox is launching its strongest movie channel FILMBOX PREMIUM HD in the Czech Republic and Slovakia extending the current HD channel portfolio in the two markets to a total of nine HD channels.

FilmBox Premium HD is being launched on Monday, May 9th.  UPC, the biggest cable operator in the Czech republic, already confirmed adding the new HD channel to the FilmBox premium line up which already features FilmBox Extra HD as well as other Filmbox channels. Filmbox Premium HD will be successively added to other operators’ networks.
 
Currently FilmBox subscribers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia may enjoy the FilmBox Premium channel in SD. With the upcoming upgrade, FilmBox Premium HD viewers will get a chance to watch some of the most popular cinema hits in high definition, including Fast and Furious 6, Despicable Me2, Identity Thief with Melissa McCarthy and Oblivion, an action film starring the Hollywood superstars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.  The channel will also present Jekyll and Hyde, a 10-part drama set in 1930s London focusing on Robert Jekyll, the grandson of the original doctor. FilmBox Premium will also air a number of all-time classics such as Notting Hill, Shakespeare In Love, Apollo 13, Liar, Liar and The Big Lebowski.
 
In addition to linear distribution, FilmBox Premium HD will be available on FilmBox Live, a multi screen VOD platform which offers access to all FilmBox brand channels and a huge on demand library.

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FightBox’s Superkombat NEW HEROES - LIVE on FightBox HD from Bucharest, Romania on Saturday May 7th at 7:00pm CET

FightBox is proud to announce that Superkombat Fighting Championship, one of the top kickboxing promotions in the world, will be live from Bucharest, Romania on Saturday, May 5th at 7:00pm Central European Time (8:00pm Romania).

In addition to the live broadcast on FightBox HD the event will also be broadcast on EverSport.tv platform which will deliver Superkombat live via the web and online media devices.

After a successful debut in Puerto Rico, Superkombat returns to their home base of Bucharest, Romania for another huge night of kickboxing action. The man involved in, perhaps, the most exciting slugfest in Superkombat history in November of last year, Bogdan Nastase, steps back into the ring to take on Nigel Thomas of the UK. Many other time-tested fighters of New Heroes will also be returning including Cristian Milea, Cristian Ristea and Alexandru Nedelcu. Kickboxing legend Remy Bonjasky will also be on hand as a special guest as well as a Hollywood star! The full card can be found below.

Superkombat NEW HEROES fights LIVE on FightBox HD

Light Heavyweight plus bout (-86 kg)
Denis Anghel (Romania) vs Alexandru Nedelcu (Romania)

Super Middleweight bout (-77 kg)
Davide Armanini (Italy) vs TBA

Light Heavyweight bout (-81 kg)
Nigel Thomas (United Kingdrom) vs Bogdan Năstase (Romania)

Middleweight bout (-71 kg)
Zakaria Mourchid (Italy) vs Cristian Milea (Romania)

Super Cruiserweight bout (-95 kg)
Cristian Ristea (Romania) vs TBA

In addition to the kickboxing action in the ring, Superkombat is also expected to make a major announcement concerning the “Superkombat Academy”, a new reality show that will begin filming soon in Puerto Rico. There will also be a global expo on the day of the event with sports equipment, nutrition goods and lifestyle items available for fighters, trainers, coaches and referees.

Superkombat is the largest martial arts promotion in Europe, featuring most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport and is ranked as Europe’s premier kickboxing league. Superkombat produces events worldwide and promotes a brand of professional kickboxing which is self-acknowledged as not just a sporting event, but also entertainment and FightBox is the broadcasting associate for these series of events.

In addition to the live worldwide broadcast on the FightBox HD channel in over 40 countries around the world, the Superkombat live coverage will also be available on-line to FilmBox Live subscribers and will be streaming online at www.fightboxlive.com for only €3.99!!

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FilmBox Live offers one month free trial on LG Smart TV

FilmBox Live and LG are running an international promo campaign which lets LG Smart TV users enjoy one month of free access to the FilmBox Live app featuring live TV channels and a huge VOD library.


 

The promotion, which started in April, will last throughout May. In addition to Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Greece and Turkey, the one month complimentary subscription may also be activated in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, UAE, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Philippines.

LG is promoting FilmBox Live in the Smart TV Premium Zone. Users need to activate their one month free trial online through a landing page disclosed in the FilmBox Live app.

FilmBox Live is a worldwide platform which features live-streaming TV channels and a rich library of movies. It gives subscribers non-stop access to 1000+ films and other diverse on demand content. In addition, the app features all of the linear channel portfolio from SPI International / FilmBox, including two sports channels (FightBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD), a documentary channel (DocuBox HD), a unique movie channel devoted to classic and independent cinema (FilmBox Arthouse), a fashion channel (FashionBox HD), an independent music channel (360TuneBox HD), an interactive gaming channel (MadscreenBox) and several ethnic channels (FilmBox Russia, FilmBox Africa, Kino Polska Int’l, Kino Polska Muzyka). The channel line-up may vary from country to country.

“We are glad to offer LG Smart TV users the opportunity to explore FilmBox Live and enjoy top quality entertainment which we deliver through our platform,” says Berk Uziyel, Executive Director at SPI International / Filmbox. “From its very launch FilmBox Live has been collaborating with LG to bring on demand content to viewers in CEE. We are excited to watch this partnership grow and expand globally,” adds Mr. Uziyel.
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