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SPI International's FilmBox On Demand Now Available on PostTV and Alteox.stream

SPI/FilmBox and Alteox Media Consulting have signed a new distribution deal to bring SPI’s FilmBox On Demand to multiple operators including POST Luxembourg.

SPI/FilmBox and Alteox Media Consulting have inked a new deal which will render the new FilmBox On Demand (FBOD) content available to all operators connected to alteox.stream b2b Video-on-Demand platform. POST Luxembourg, the leading IPTV provider in the nation which offers new and innovative approaches to pay-tv, will lead the launch. 

We are excited to expand our partnership with Alteox and Post to include our FilmBox On Demand service, which is easily integrated into established platforms,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.The integration of FilmBox On Demand into Alteox’s service is in line with our mutual objective of making a diverse range of quality content more accessible to a wider audience,” continued Twiss.

FilmBox On Demand will allow PostTV subscribers to access specially-curated SPI titles, including movies and thematic content, to be served through the OTT extensions of established platforms under a branded corner. This will include Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning world cinema gems to arthouse classics under a branded corner. Other VOD content accessible to users through this collaboration include TV series, visually ground-breaking documentaries, lifestyle programming, adrenaline sports entertainment, esports and mixed-martial arts tournaments.

Alteox Media Consulting is the exclusive content provider for PostTV offer and was at the forefront in facilitating this partnership. Sven Breckler, CEO Alteox, noted that "We are happy to be expanding the diversity of content on all our platforms, and are excited to bring FilmBox on Demand to our subscribers and clients. Our goal is to ensure high quality and diverse content for our subscribers and SPI/FilmBox brings that on board."

FilmBox On Demand is now available to all PostTV subscribers. It is also available to IPTV operators looking to expand or launch video-on-demand on their networks and will be delivered to meet the needs of each platform through alteox.stream.

SPI/FilmBox is a global media company operating 42 television channels in six continents and already distributes its full portfolio of SPI channels, including the first global Turkish drama channel Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), which reaches over 5 million homes globally, on PostTV.

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

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SPI/FilmBox and Telecable Partner to Bring Ten In-Demand Channels to Bulgaria

SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian television operator and internet service provider Telecable have signed their first channel distribution deal for ten in-demand channels from SPI’s expansive portfolio, including the flagship movie channel, FilmBox.

SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecom operator Telecable announced that they have struck their first ever channel distribution deal. According to the agreement Telecable subscribers will have access to ten of SPI international’s most sought-after channels, including their flagship movie channel FilmBox, which reaches 30 million households worldwide. Viewers will get to enjoy four movie channels – FilmBox, FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse – and a wide range of thematic channels that offer a variety of programming dedicated to gaming, documentaries, sports, music, fashion and more. 

“We are delighted to be partnering with Telecable to bring ten popular channels from SPI’s wonderful world of great entertainment to the Bulgarian audience,” Murat MuratoğluHead of Distribution at SPI International. “These ten channels feature versatile content for every taste, ranging from movies to lifestyle programming, which we are confident the Bulgarian audience will enjoy very much,” continued Muratoğlu.  

SPI’s FilmBox, FilmBox Extra and FilmBox Plus bring a large selection of Hollywood blockbusters, favorite evergreens and popular movies to audiences’ homes.

The other channels included in the deal are: FilmBox Arthouse which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; Gametoon which is dedicated gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; FightBox broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FashionBox provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style, and 360 TuneBox presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists.

“Today FilmBox channels provide one of the most diverse and attractive content in all genres on the Bulgarian pay-TV market,” said Telecable AD CEO Angel Vassilev. “We are happy with the opportunity to distribute FilmBox channels through the Telekabel network and we believe that the only way to make our customers more satisfied is to give them new and quality films, sports, shows and entertainments, all of this in the FilmBox channels,” added Vassilev.

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

About Telecable

Telecable founded the cable network in 1994. At that time, cable television was a well-known service in the developed countries of the West, but for Bulgaria it was something completely new. Today, 25 years later, the company has built a high-tech optical network and digital HDTV based on new technology, covering more than 60 settlements in the region - from municipal centers to small villages. Their residents have access to all services offered by Telecable. Thanks to the company's efforts, high-tech entertainment is now available to thousands of households. The company is one of the first in Bulgaria to build and develop a MAN network in the city of Pazardzhik and the region. In the summer of 2013 Telecable started the construction of PON - Passive Optical Network, which covers half of Telecable's network.

Telecable has 14 sales offices in the districts of Pazardzhik, Plovdiv and Sofia. Our mission is to provide our customers with quality and adequate service depending on their needs.

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SPI/FilmBox and Monaco Telecom Signed a Channel Distribution Agreement Exclusive to Monaco Residents

Residents of Monaco will have access to three of SPI/FilmBox’s popular high-octane channels: Gametoon HD, FightBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD in Monaco Telecom’s Sports Package

SPI/FilmBox and Monaco Telecom have inked a channel distribution agreement that allows Sports Package subscribers to experience some of the most exciting and dynamic channels available in Western Europe.

“SPI/FilmBox and Monaco Telecom have signed a new distribution agreement to enrich the Sports Package for all subscribers with three diverse, high energy entertainment channels. Definitely an achievement worth sharing,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.

The Monaco Telecom Sports Package will include: Gametoon HD, created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts and features game reviews, esports tournaments, and exclusive game walkthroughs and sessions from popular streamers with a large fan-base, such as Dan Gheesling, Bifuteki, Lothar and many more. FightBox HD broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world such as KOK World Series, RXF MMA Championship, and MFC Makowski Fighting Championship. Fast&FunBox HD offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports spanning various disciplines.

“We are proud to include SPI/FilmBox’s channels in our Sports TV package. Esport, MMA or high adrenaline disciplines are more and more popular, we are sure our audience will love these new channels,” said Martin Peronnet, CEO at Monaco Telecom.  

 

About SPI International:

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.  www.spiintl.com

 

About Monaco Telecom:

Monaco Telecom is the incumbent operator of the Principality of Monaco, delivering fixed, internet, TV, mobile services, as well as international data connectivity, housing and cloud services. Monaco Telecom has developed a strong technological approach to telecommunications: in July 2019, Monaco Telecom was the first operator to launch 5G with a nationwide coverage; and in fixed broadband, it provides 1Gbs access to all households. Monaco Telecom owns Epic, leading alternative operator in Cyprus and Vodafone Malta, the leading mobile operator in Malta. Monaco Telecom is owned by the Government of Monaco and by NJJ Holding, a European family of telecoms companies made up of leading operators in the markets of Monaco (Monaco telecom), Switzerland (Salt), Ireland (Eir), Cyprus (Epic) and, as of today, Malta. NJJ Holding is owned by French Entrepreneur Xavier Niel, who also controls IliadFree, a leading telecommunication player in France and Italy. www.monaco-telecom.mc

 

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SPI/FilmBox and Red Bull Media House Ink a New 4K/UHD Content Deal for FunBox UHD

SPI/FilmBox acquires documentary series “Culinary Heights at Ikarus” from Red Bull Media House for its 4K and HD channels including FunBox UHD. Through the deal, SPI will also be able to sublicense the series to third parties in select territories.  

SPI/FilmBox and globally distributed multi-platform media company Red Bull Media House have inked their second content acquisition deal for FunBox UHD, SPI’s general entertainment channel which presents visually-groundbreaking content devoted to nature, travel and lifestyle in native Ultra HD. The deal grants SPI both the broadcast rights to the exhilarating series “Culinary Heights at Ikarus” (12x50’) on their 4K & HD channels and its sublicensing rights to third parties in select territories.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Red Bull Media House once again to expand our portfolio of dynamic programming with incredible visual quality,” said Revi Benshoshan, Director of Acquisitions at SPI International. “The addition of Culinary Heights at Ikarus to SPI’s portfolio reflects our commitment to providing our audiences with a diverse range of quality programming to suit different tastes,” continued Benshoshan.

“Culinary Heights at Ikarus” offers a unique glimpse into the world of high-end cuisine. Each month at Salzburg’s two Michelin-starred Restaurant Ikarus, a different top international chef creates the menu. For this globally unique concept, Hangar-7 executive chef Martin Klein visits the cream of the crop, takes a look behind the scenes of haute cuisine, and is let in on some exciting culinary secrets. The series provides an interesting portrait of each guest chef, their culinary philosophy, and the food culture of their country.

SPI had previously acquired the adventure series “The Rocky Mountains Traverse” from Red Bull Media House, which follows two adventurers on the longest paragliding air journey ever accomplished. For their 35 days in the air, the paragliding duo was nominated as the National Geographic Adventurers of the Year and the film was also a part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2015.

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers.

SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services. For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

 

About Red Bull Media House

Red Bull Media House is an award-winning, globally distributed multi-platform media company on a mission to inspire with “beyond the ordinary” stories – both direct-to-consumer and through partnerships. With a focus on sports, culture and lifestyle content, Red Bull Media House offers a wide range of premium media products across TV, mobile, digital, audio and print. Red Bull Media House produces and licenses a broad selection of global live broadcast events, compelling and inspirational local storytelling with original short and long-form programming as well as feature films from around the world.

www.redbullmediahouse.com

 

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