SPI/FilmBox Launches Multiple Thematic Channels with Free in France
SPI/FilmBox and Free, one of France’s leading telecommunications providers, ink new distribution deal for eight SPI channels and renew carriage deal for FightBox which broadcasts programming dedicated to mixed martial arts. There are various packaging options available for viewers who would like to access the channels. Viewers can either subscribe to FightBox, Dizi, FilmBox Arthouse, and DocuBox individually or they can get the following two standalone packs: the Entertainment pack featuring FightBox, Fast&FunBox, Gametoon, and 360 TuneBox or the Male pack, which includes the same offer in addition to Erox and Eroxxx channels.
“Through our agreement with Free, we are able to bring the world of entertainment to French audiences in various packaging options so they can get the channels that cater to their interests either a la carte or in a standalone pack at competitive prices,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International.
In addition to FightBox, the channels included in the deal are SPI’s Turkish drama series hub Dizi and FilmBox Arthouse, which brings world cinema classics. Gametoon is dedicated to gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox provides highly award-winning documentary programming, 360 TuneBox presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists, and Erox and Eroxxx present adult entertainment.
Free – the inventor of the world’s first triple-play box – is a Fixed and Mobile Ultra-Fast Broadband operator in France, standing out for its innovative, straightforward and attractive offerings. At end-March 2023 it had 21.6 million retail subscribers (14.4 million Mobile subscribers and 7.2 million Fixed-line subscribers). Free is a subsidiary of the iliad Group, which was created in France in the early 1990s and now also operates in Italy under the iliad brand and in Poland under the Play brand. And in March 2021, the iliad Group launched its BtoB business in France under the Free Pro brand.
About SPI INTERNATIONAL:
SPI International (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating 62 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and 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 Group 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 700 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