Three SPI’s channels are featured on the recently launched multichannel, live and linear video streaming platform from BitTorrent.
BitTorrent Live app spans news, sports, music, tech, and youth culture. The line-up on the platform includes three channels from the SPI International’s portfolio.
FAST&FUNBOX HD: a television channel offering an action-packed, adrenaline-including medley of extreme sports, from car racing and motocross to snowboarding and skateboarding; a large variety of disciplines, shows and competitions from all over the world.
FIGHTBOX HD: A martial arts channel with multiple combat sports disciplines as well as live kickboxing and MMA events from Europe and the U.S.
FILMBOX ART HOUSE presents world cinema masterpieces by such prominent directors as Kurosawa, Fellini or Hitchock in addition to the award-winning festival movies and independent productions. Every month FilmBox Art House also airs special presentations devoted to a particular creative movement (German Expressionism, New Romanian Cinema, etc.) or individual filmmakers (The Surreal Art of Salvador Dali, Rossellini’s War Trilogy, etc.)
BitTorrent Live allows for large audiences to view live video with sub 10-second latency and without the need for an expensive CDN or pre-provisioning. With BitTorrent Live, every viewer is also a broadcaster. This allows the video stream to remain strong and for the broadcast to be as scalable as traditional Over-the-Air TV.
“We are excited to be part of the BitTorrent Live’s initial launch and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship,” said Stacey Sobel, SPI International Executive Vice President.
SPI/Filmbox signed a distribution deal with Bulgaria’s VIVACOM placing six Filmbox channels on VIVACOM’s DTH and IPTV platforms.
The channel lineup will include FilmBox Plus, FilmBox Extra HD, DocuBox HD, FightBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD and Eroxxx HD.
FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Extra HD present a huge variety of movies and TV series from world’s top producers. DocuBox HD offers an impressive selection of documentary films devoted to wild life, nature and human civilization. FightBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD are sports channels with a worldwide spectrum of martial arts and adrenaline sports. Eroxxx HD is an adult channel with erotic content.
“As we are committed to growing our presence in Bulgaria we are glad that our channels will reach new viewers through VIVACOM’s DTH and IPTV services,” said Berk Uziyel, Executive Director for Filmbox International Ltd. “In addition to our linear channels, VIVACOM’s customers will be able to enjoy our content on demand,” Mr. Uziyel added.
“We are happy to announce our deal with SPI as it brings more valuable content to our subscribers. This is the first step in our strategy for increasing the volume of content that we offer to our subscribers,” said Hristina Borisova, Manager Multimedia & Value Added Services for VIVACOM.
SPI International has been operating channels in Bulgaria since 2011. In addition to the six channels picked up by VIVACOM, SPI also offers FilmBox (a basic movie channel), FilmBox Art House, FashionBox HD, 360TuneBox and Erox HD.
SPI International has added two movie channels to its current line-up on Dubai’s MY-HD platform: FilmBox and FilmBox Art House.
MY-HD, the High Definition satellite Pay-TV provider now carries FilmBox and FilmBox Art House channels. Programming on both channels has been adjusted to respect local cultural requirements. Soon the two channels, which are currently broadcast in English, will feature Arabic subtitles.
FilmBox is a general entertainment channel which airs movies and TV series mostly from U.S., Canadian, British and Australian producers. With the launch MY-HD's subscribers shall enjoy a variety of rich programming including some of the popular BBC dramas, which SPI has recently acquired from the British supplier, including The Musketeers and the Doctor Who series, among many others..
FilmBox Art House is an international, award-winning channel which features masterpieces of world cinema by such prominent directors as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. The channel also airs independent productions from all over the world including critically acclaimed movies presented at the most prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Karlovy Vary and Tokyo.
In addition to newly added FilmBox and FilmBox Art house, MY-HD also carries three other channels from the SPI International’s worldwide pay TV portfolio: FightBox HD (a multi-discipline combat sports channel), Fast&FunBox HD (a mix of adrenaline and extreme sports programming) and DocuBox HD (a documentary channel about nature and human civilization).
“We are glad to see more channels from our portfolio to be carried by MY-HD,” said Murat Muratoglu, Sales Director MENA at SPI International. “As MY-HD offers a range of packages to serve the various needs of the different communities in the MENA region our channels offer diverse, top quality content that caters to a variety of vievers’ interests,” Mr. Muratoglu added.
SPI International is launching six thematic channels on TNT Sat Africa, a Mali-based DTH platform broadcasting from the SES 4 at 22.0°W satellite.
The pack is comprised of six movie and thematic channels: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Art House, Fast&FunBox, FashionBox, DocuBox, and MadscreenBox.
With the launch of the FilmBox brand channels TNT Sat subscribers shall enjoy a variety of rich programming including some of the popular BBC dramas, which SPI has recently acquired from the British supplier including The Musketeers and the Doctor Who series, among many others.
True fans of world cinema will enjoy watching the masterpieces by such prominent directors as Kurosawa, Fellini or Hitchcock in addition to festival movies presented on FilmBox Art House, an international film channel, which received the EUTELSAT TV Award in the Best Cinema category.
The bouquet also features Fast&FunBox HD, a sports channel that presents an action-packed, adrenaline-pumping medley of extreme sports, from car racing and motocross to snowboarding and skateboarding. DocuBox HD brings the best documentary films covering nature, science, culture and human civilization. FashionBox HD channel is devoted to fashion and shopping. The TNT Sat subscribers will also enjoy MadscreenBox, a unique live, interactive channel with family-oriented games and entertainment.
Out of the six channels carried by TNT Sat four of them are being localized in French language: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Art House, DocuBox and MadscreenBox.
“As we expand our distribution footprint in Africa we are glad to bring FilmBox channels to the subscribers of TNT Sat AFRICA,” said Amit Karni, SPI International’s Head of Sales Africa. “With the four channels localized in French we are looking forward to attracting more French-speaking viewers throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa,” Mr. Karni added.
SPI International / Filmbox International, a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market continue to expand in Africa. The company has recently launched its African pay TV portfolio on Tanzania’s Continental Digital Media Content Ltd. and signed an in-suite hotel distribution deal with Cable Wireless Seychelles. Overall, SPI’s channels are currently carried by numerous DTH platforms, cable networks and IPTVs throughout the continent.
SPI International @ DISCOP Africa Abidjan - Meeting Table # B3
Join Mr. Amit Karni – SPI Head of Distribution Africa at the following DISCOP workshop Multi-platform global rights content solutions
Date: 2 June 2016
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: Salle Des Ateliers / Workshop Rooms (Chandelier Lagune)