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SPI International Launches 13 new channels as part of Hrvatski Telekom’s offering in Croatia

SPI International, a CANAL+ company with extensive experience in channels management and content curation, announces the launch of full SPI package channels from July 1st 2024 with Hrvatski Telekom’s, leading telecom in Croatia, content offer. The agreement brings 13 new channels to Hrvatski Telekom’s MAXtv IPTV audience: Filmbox Premium, Filmbox Extra, Filmbox Stars and Filmbox Arthouse, Docubox HD, FashionBox, Fast&FunBox, FightBox HD, 360 Tunebox HD, Dizi, Gametoon HD, Erox HD and Eroxxx HD channels, catering to various tastes and preferences.

"We are delighted to partner with Hrvatski Telekom to bring our channels to their audience. The diversity of our portfolio guarantees that everyone will find interesting content for themselves. We offer great movies and series, engaging documentaries, productions covering gaming and esports, fashion, combat sports, music, Turkish series and even more. We are excited to give access to our amazing content to Hrvatski Telekom’s subscribers" commented Murat Muratoglu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.

SPI package brings great channels including the best known:

- FilmBox Premium, the channel with great offering of award-winning films including great actors, famous Hollywood pictures and acclaimed European cinema;
- FilmBox Extra which showcases interesting selection of series from all over the world and high-budget movie productions from the largest distributors straight from Hollywood;
- FilmBox Stars offering blockbuster hits and great selection of Oscar winning movies and nominees;
- FilmBox Arthouse with a unique offer dedicated to movie connoisseurs, covering outstanding masterpieces as well as contemporary productions from top festivals and from young filmmakers;
- Dizi, the popular Turkish drama channel;
- DocuBox HD which broadcasts a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; 
- ... and 7 additional thematic channels for completing the very rich offer of themes for the whole family.

“Hrvatski Telekom is synonymous with providing the best content, which is an important part of telco's offer and a strong differentiation factor. As the leading content aggregator with MAXtv as the biggest IPTV platform, and the unique, exclusive and high-in-demand content HT definitely stands out in the market. Through the partnership with SPI International, we are not just enriching our premium content offering, but also and most importantly providing additional value to our customers and elevating their viewing experience”, stated Ivan Runje, Residential Marketing Sector Director at Hrvatski Telekom.

 

About SPI INTERNATIONAL

SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and is a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, Asia, and Adria regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI International owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+. Working with over 800 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

About Telekom

Hrvatski Telekom (HT) is the leading company on the Croatian market and provides a full range of telecommunications services - fixed and mobile telephony services, data transmission, TV services, internet and international communications. As the leading digital infrastructure investor in the country HT continuously invests in the country’s future economic and social development. True to its claim ‘Connecting your world.’, Hrvatski Telekom provides its customers with the best content - entertainment, sports, news – that is consumed on the best mobile and fixed network. https://www.hrvatskitelekom.hr/

 

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SPI International Announces Nicolas Cage-Starring "Arcadian" Theatrical Releases in Israel and Netherlands

SPI International, a global media company, expands its distribution arm bringing “Arcadian” to new territories. After a Hungarian premiere in May, the Nicolas Cage-starring movie will debut in Netherlands and Israel. The movie will premiere first in Israel on July 4th following the massive success of “Beekeeper” (with Jason Statham) and “Bandit” (starring Josh Duhamel and Mel Gibson), which continues SPI International’s strong year at the box office, as a result of cooperation with its local partner Red Cape. “Arcadian” will then premiere in Netherlands reaching local theatres on August 28th, thanks to SPI’s cooperation with local partner Just Entertainment. In addition to Hungary, Netherlands and Israel, SPI International has also secured rights for “Arcadian” in Dutch speaking part of Belgium (Vlaanderen), for which theatrical release will be revealed soon.

“After its Hungarian release, we are delighted to bring the adrenaline-boosting ‘Arcadian’ to new territories. Along with Red Cape, our long-standing partner, we continue bringing great entertainment to local audiences in Israel. As one of the leaders in worldwide content distribution, we are really pleased to connect audiences through shared entertainment. This summer Arcadian will also bring excitement to audiences in the Netherlands. Together with our local distribution partner Just Entertainment, we will provide a great experience for thrill seekers.” - said Hubert Ornass-Kubacki, Head of Content Sales at SPI International.

"Arcadian”, directed by Benjamin Brewer, is an action horror-movie starring Nicolas Cage as the father of two teenage boys, all trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, have been living a half-life – tranquility by day and torment by night. When the sun sets, ferocious creatures of the night awaken and consume all living souls in their path. One day, Thomas doesn't return home on time from a visit to his crush, the nearby farm girl, Charlotte. Paul chooses to leave the safety of their fortified farm, risking his life, to find Thomas before the creatures arrive. Just as he finds his boy, a nightmarish battle ensues, and Paul is seriously wounded. Now the twins devise a desperate plan for surviving the coming night. Thomas and Joseph together use their courage, ingenuity, and everything their father has taught them to keep him alive.

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About SPI INTERNATIONAL
SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and is a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, Asia, and Adria regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI International owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+. Working with over 800 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com 

About Red Cape
Red Cape is a leading independent distributor who specializes in high profile independent movies. Among its recent releases there are: Jason Statham's “Beekeeper”, Oscar Winner “Parasite”, Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir and many more.

About Just Entertainment
Just Entertainment is an independent entertainment company specializing in the distribution of (theatrical) films. Since 2019, Just Entertainment has been part of Punch, a full-service media and (live) entertainment company with headquarters in Ghent and Amsterdam. Our mission is to tell stories that entertain a wide audience across various platforms. The focus is on creating unique experiences and lasting memories for the future. A major live entertainment project starting in September is Mamma Mia! The Party.

 

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SPI International Expands Collaboration with Fubo’s Molotov to Include Fast&FunBox and FightBox

SPI International, a CANAL+ company that has extensive expertise in channel curation and management across Free-to-Air (FTA), Pay TV and digital platforms, is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with the French OTT service Molotov, owned by the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform Fubo. Building on the existing agreement, which currently includes the channel Gametoon, SPI International is proud to introduce two new channels, Fast&FunBox and FightBox, to Molotov's lineup. The channels will be available in Molotov’s extended basic package.

Fast&FunBox celebrates the exhilaration of adrenaline-fueled sports, offering captivating programming and thrilling competitions across a diverse array of disciplines, including car racing, motocross, snowboarding, and skateboarding. FightBox, on the other hand, is dedicated to combat sports, offering a comprehensive selection of exclusive content, live events and weekly programming across mixed martial arts, boxing, wrestling, karate, kickboxing, taekwondo among other disciplines.

"We're excited to further strengthen our relationship with Molotov by introducing Fast&FunBox and FightBox to French audiences. These offerings, alongside Gametoon, cater to MMA, extreme sports, and esports enthusiasts, in harmony with Fubo's mission to deliver dynamic sports entertainment to audiences worldwide. With SPI International's channels on Molotov, viewers can enjoy a diverse range of sports content including appointment to view live fights and breathtaking adrenaline sports," commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International.

Additionally, esports enthusiasts can dive into Gametoon on Molotov's "Gamer Zone" package for the latest news from the gaming world, expert tips from renowned gamers and YouTubers, exciting tournaments, and much more.

“Our parent company, Fubo, has built a successful business in multiple countries following the sports entertainment model, and we plan to expand Molotov’s offering in the same way”, said Grégory Samak, MD at Molotov. “As a player in MMA, extreme sports and esports - all growing sports in France - SPI international is an obvious partner for Molotov as we go deeper into sport.”

 

About Molotov
Founded by Jean-David Blanc (creator of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television (TechCrunch). Available on all screens and connected devices, Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from nearly 200 TV channels and publishers in a single interface. Selected in the French Tech 120 government index, the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times ''Best App of the Year'' by users of the App Store (Apple), Google Play (Android) and by AppAnnie, Molotov has been part of the American group Fubo Inc. since December 2021, the world's first live TV streaming platform focused on sports.

About SPI INTERNATIONAL
SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and is a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, Asia, and Adria regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI International owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+. Working with over 800 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

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SPI International Brings New Theatrical Release "Arcadian" Starring Nicolas Cage to Cinemas in Hungary

Following successful theatrical releases in Eastern Europe, SPI International continues to grow its theatrical distribution in Hungary with the release of “Arcadian.” The global media company has secured the rights for the Nicolas Cage-starring horror movie in Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Benelux, and Israel. SPI International continues its partnership with ADS bringing the movie to theatres in Hungary on May 30, 2024. The deal marks another theatrical release for SPI International in Hungary and the expansion of the company’s distribution arm. More theatrical releases in other territories will be announced soon.

“We are excited to bring Arcadian to audiences throughout our territories. The film is an exercise in high tension that deserves to be seen on the big screen. We are pleased to continue our partnership with ADS for the theatrical release of Arcadian in Hungary and looking forward to showcasing it in our other territories.” - said Alexandra PuiuSales Manager at SPI International.

Arcadian is set in the near future, where normal life on Earth has been decimated. Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, have been living a half-life – tranquility by day and torment by night. When the sun sets, ferocious creatures of the night awaken and consume all living souls in their path. One day, Thomas doesn't return home on time from a visit to his crush, the nearby farm girl, Charlotte. Paul chooses to leave the safety of their fortified farm, risking his life, to find Thomas before the creatures arrive. Just as he finds his boy, a nightmarish battle ensues, and Paul is nearly killed by the creatures. Back at the house, Joseph is scared and all alone to defend himself against the nightly attack. He succeeds by outsmarting the creatures, even capturing one as he survives the night. At dawn Joseph goes out and finds his brother with their badly injured father. Now the twins devise a desperate plan for surviving the coming night. Thomas and Joseph together use their courage, ingenuity, and everything their father has taught them to keep him alive.

Produced by Saturn Films, “Arcadian” features worldwide star Nicolas Cage, known from such blockbusters as “Face/Off”, “Ghost Rider”, “Lord of War” and “National Treasure”.
 

About SPI INTERNATIONAL
SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and is a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, Asia, and Adria regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI International owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+. Working with over 800 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

About ADS Service Ltd.
ADS Service Ltd. is a Hungarian independent film distributor owned 100% by private investor and it has been on the market since 2006. We focus on acquiring and selling all rights for Hungary and selected Eastern European territories (Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech). Our company releases around 30 titles a year theatrically and our line-up contains arthouse movies (The Whale, Aftersun, The Boy and the Heron), big-budget European productions (Jeanne Du Barry, Serian Bad Weddings 3, Weekend in Taipei, The Count of Monte Cristo) and blockbusters from Hollywood (Hacksaw Ridge, Green Book) as well. We also specialise in releasing family oriented content (The School of Magical Animals 1-2, King, Pil's Adventure).

We worked together with well-known European and American companies including Lakeshore, Studio Canal, Hanway, Wild Bunch, IM Global, Global Screen, Pathé, Lionsgate and Fox Searchlight Pictures. ADS’s VOD catalogue contains more then 1000 titles. We also specialize in releasing Hungarian productions on Video On Demand formats, such as 1945, A Viszkis, BUÉK). We are direct suppliers to all major - and local VOD content providers (Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, Telekom, Vodafone) and TV stations (AMC, MTVA, RTL, TV2, VIACOM) in our territories.

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