SPI / FilmBox Hungary and Antenna Hungária decided to extend their long-term cooperation contract. The two companies have been working together since 2014. Due to the successful collaboration, the firms have signed for two more years FilmBox Basic and FilmBox Premium will be available until 30 September 2020 in MinDig TV Extra subscription packages of Antenna Hungária. In addition, internet-based service, FilmBox Live, is also reachable at the service provider.
‘Our partnership with Antenna Hungária has proven successful which is why after a common agreement; we decided to continue with it. We are delighted to know that we are able to provide interesting channels and programming offers to our viewers in this platform even in the future’, commented Tamás Fülöp, Managing Director of SPI/FilmBox for Central and Eastern Europe.
FilmBox is operated by SPI International, which has been a key player in the independent film market for nearly twenty years. SPI International operates thirty-five channels in six continents and currently, six channels are available in Hungary. FilmBox and FilmBox Plus channels are in the basic packages, while FilmBox Extra HD, FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Plus, and FilmBox Family are accessible in pay-tv concept. Each channel has its own program offering and viewers can enjoy a variety of content all day without commercial breaks.
The two most well known digital television services of Antenna Hungária are MinDig TV and MinDig TV Extra. MinDig TV provides 12 free-of-charge channels, some of them in HD quality, without the need for subscription, loyalty agreement or making any contracts. MinDigTV Extra, with an excellent price-performance ratio, also offers thematic packages apart from the Basic and Family ones.
AH launched its new brand, OTT (Over-The-Top), in the autumn of 2017, the first element of which was mindiGO TV, available with MinDig TV Extra subscription, providing 43 channels and the possibility of multi-screen viewing. The sport-related content service mindiGO Sport was also released which is accessible on several platforms with a broadband Internet connection, providing linear and non-linear media services. Outside of the 12 channels and the non-linear services, mindiGO Sport provides contents with special functions, news, daily video reports; and its feature, ’second screen’, ensures additional information and probability of making comments.
SPI International extends its Channel offerings to 1st Tier Operators in Africa New distribution agreement with South African networks strengthens the position of SPI’s channel portfolio
SPI International continues to expand distribution of its channels in South Africa. Telkom, the wireless telecommunications provider, as well as Vodacom, a mobile communications company, will now have full access to SPI’s unique channels for their growing number of TV subscribers. The agreement includes all of the channels from the current SPI portfolio: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox ArtHouse, DocuBox, FightBox, Fast & Fun, FashionBox, 360TuneBox, and Gametoon.
SPI makes it possible for anyone, anywhere in the world to view high quality content on their local television provider. Starting November 1, 2018, the IPTV OTT platform for mobile devices TV2GO will be operated by CAST-TV/Infinivy SA and will allow its programming to be easily accessible on any mobile device.
“To meet growing demand for TV consumption on mobile devices in Africa we wanted to ensure that Telkom and Vodacom mobile subscribers have access to SPI’s premium content via CAST TV/Infinivy platform in South Africa. We are excited to work with CAST TV/Infinivy and I am sure that South Africa will only be the start of our cooperation” says SPI International’s Amit Karni, Head of Distribution, Africa.
“Adding SPI’s channels to our TV2GO platform with its diverse genres and program offerings, allows us to boost our entertainment content lineup in order to meet the demands of our viewers”, says Yaron Chen, CEO of Infinivy.
SPI will be attending this year’s DISCOP in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14th–16th. Amit Karni, Head of Distribution Africa for SPI, will be participating on a panel during the market titled ‘United World of Animation’ on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 am, talking in more detail about the SPI gaming channel Gametoon, its continuous evolution and why it successfully resonates with the gaming community.
SPI is extending their distribution agreement with Cable & Wireless (Seychelles) Ltd to include the distribution of Fashionbox HD and Docubox HD channels to in-suite hotel viewing in the popular resort islands of the Seychelles. The two channels are part of the eight SPI International Channels carried by major TV providers, Smart TV platforms and OTT services across Africa.
The agreement with CWS includes DocuBox boasting over 100 hours of unforgettable, fascinating, documentary features and TV programming exploring the mysteries and beauty of our planet. FashionBox HD is the one-stop shop for all things style featuring inspirational, educational and highly entertaining content on shopping, lifestyle and new fashion trends.
“We are excited to make FashionBox HD and DocuBox HD part of an unforgettable holiday experience should vacationers in the Seychelles choose to watch our channels in their hotel room,” said Amit Karni, Head of Sales Africa for SPI International. “The face of the Seychelles' accommodation scene is rapidly changing as new and renovated establishments are coming online. SPI is glad to continue and expand its partnership with Cable & Wireless Seychelles, the first quad-play provider on the islands and a truly Seychellois company,” Mr. Karni added.
SPI will be attending this year’s DISCOP in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14th–16th.
SPI extends their channel distribution in Spain with the launch of Fast&FunBox HD on Orange TV in Spain. From November 1st, SPI will bring action-packed sports and fast-paced entertainment in HD quality to Orange sports fans. This multi-discipline channel offers 400 new hours every year of adrenaline filled car racing, skydiving, sailing and much, much more.
"Following the successful launch of the Orange sports pack over the summer, we are excited to be adding even more value to the sports proposition with this high energy channel. The Spanish market is a key TV market and I am pleased to have begun this great partnership with Orange," commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa.
Orange TV's Spain Head of Marketing, Eva Baltes says, "Fast&FunBox HD is a unique solution for adrenaline lovers, offering the perfect medley of extreme sports and we think it's a great fit for the Spanish market."