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A Message to Our Partners and Colleagues

To Our Partners and Colleagues, 

For SPI there is nothing more important than the health and well being of global community.  We hope that you and your loved are safe and healthy and we wish a swift recovery to the ones who are affected. 

Cultivating long-lasting personal relationships with care and support is at the very center of the work we do. Therefore we look forward to meeting you in person as soon as everything goes back to normal.   

So far, all the members of the SPI team have been safe as we tried to work diligently to take all necessary measures ahead of time. We have implemented measures to enable our employees to work from home and we continue to run our operations without any disruptions. 

During this time, we are also cooperating with many operator partners across different countries with our channels and content on open windows. We are working with our partners to do our utmost to ease the stay of our viewers while they are at home.

Even though all our physical meetings are put on hold until further notice, your contacts at SPI remain available and are accessible through the internet and telephone.  

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you for your continuous confidence in SPI International. We will be there for you if you need anything from us in the coming days. 

Best Regards,

Berk Uziyel

Chief Executive Officer of SPI International 

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SPI International’s FilmBox Premium Now Available on Telekom Romania

SPI/FilmBox and Telekom Romania expand their partnership to include SPI’s flagship premium movie channel, FilmBox Premium. The channel is now available to subscribers across all of Telekom Romania’s distribution networks

SPI/FilmBox and Telekom Romania have inked a distribution deal to launch SPI’s flagship premium movie channel, FilmBox Premium, in Romania. FilmBox Premium, which broadcasts more than 300 premiere titles every year, will be available to subscribers across all of Telekom Romania’s distribution networks via DTH, IPTV and DVBC technologies.

“We are delighted to be able to enhance the at-home movie watching experience for the Romanian audience through our partnership with one of the major players in the region, Telekom Romania,” said Tamas Fülöp, Regional Director of Operations at SPI International. “Through this deal, movie lovers of all ages will get to enjoy hundreds of hours of critically-acclaimed movies featuring world-famous stars on FilmBox Premium,” continued Fülöp.

FilmBox Premium is SPI/FilmBox’s flagship premium movie channel and broadcasts the newest blockbusters, award-winning world cinema movies, and famous Hollywood features with the most popular stars.

Channel highlights for the month include; Ghost in the Shell, based on the comic of the same name and starring Academy-Award nominee Scarlett Johansson; sci-fi drama The Circle featuring Emma Watson and Academy-Award winner Tom Hanks; and a slate of award-winning movies such as; Star Trek Beyond, The Secret in Their Eyes and The Ghost Writer.

 “FilmBox Premium is one of the top movie channels and we are happy that we have included it in our grid and we are now able to offer our customers movies that they will definetely enjoy. SPI International and Telekom Romania have built a solid partnership over the years, which helps us keep our customers satisfied and always looking forward to new, high quality content” said Andreas Elsner, Chief Commercial Officer, Residential Segment, Telekom Romania.

Telekom Romania already carries three channels from the expansive SPI/FilmBox portfolio, including the rapidly-growing, premium Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), which now reaches 5 million homes in 14 countries. The other channels offered through the operator’s platforms are DocuBox; which broadcasts a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world, and FightBox, which delivers electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world.

 

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 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 1,400 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 Telekom Romania

Telekom Romania is a dynamic brand, offering fixed and mobile innovative communication services to a broad customer community.

The company’s solutions open a world of infinite opportunities to share the beauty of life together with families, friends, partners, colleagues and other citizens. Telekom’s mission is to enrich people’s lives, by offering them fixed and mobile integrated services, latest technologies like 4G, optical fibre, as well as Internet TV which brings users a new entertainment experience, with access to exclusive and quality content, on all screens, and advanced interactive features. Telekom Romania is the trusted partner for companies, providing them with complete communications and IT&C solutions. Telekom’s network is bringing together people, machines and content, connecting them for a better, safer, simpler future.

Telekom is a brand pertaining to Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.

 

 

 

 

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SPI/FilmBox and Right&Rights Bring Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) to Lebanon

SPI/FilmBox has struck a distribution deal with R&R for its premium drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC). The deal renders R&R the exclusive distributor of the channel in the region and marks the launch of the channel on Cablevision in March

SPI/FilmBox and R&R have inked a distribution deal which allows R&R to distribute SPI/FilmBox’s premium Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) exclusively to cable platforms in Lebanon. The deal also marks the launch of TDC on one of the biggest cable operators in the region, Cablevision, in March.

“We are proud to partner with R&R to bring the wonderful world of Turkish dramas to Lebanon,” said Murat MuratoğluHead of Distribution at SPI International. “Through this partnership, Lebanese viewers will get to watch hundreds of hours of critically-acclaimed Turkish TV series and movies on TDC,” continued Muratoğlu.

Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) is the first global Turkish drama channel, and aims to connect all drama-genre lovers across the world through universal themes and values. TDC has experienced rapid growth since its launch in April 2019. The channel has reached 5 million homes in 14 countries in just 8 months, and plans to double its market penetration in 2020.   

TDC features over 600 hours of critically-acclaimed TV series and movies from major Turkish producers including, Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day. The channel also brings to the forefront some of Turkey’s most talented actors and actresses such as International Emmy Award nominee Engin Akyürek, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Bergüzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün.

R&R, the leader content aggregator in Lebanon, proves again its market leadership through exclusively providing the Lebanese market with this wonderful Turkish drama channel,” said Bassam Jaber, R&R Chairman & CEO. “We are proud to launch our partnership with SPI/FilmBox and look forward to enriching it by additional channels in the near future,” continued Jaber.

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 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 1,400 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 R&R

R&R is a company engaged in the business of Aggregating, Marketing and Redistributing television content and channels and is the exclusive distributor of the major channels networks in Lebanon, over all available networks and platforms, among which OSN, Media Gates, MBC, TF1, M6, TURNER, LAGARDERE, EURONEWS, MEDIAWAN, BFM, etc.

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SPI/FilmBox Announces the AI-Powered Multi-Platform Streaming Service FilmBox Plus

SPI/FilmBox announces the launch of its new content streaming service FilmBox Plus, an evolution of FilmBox Live which has been active for 10 years. The service merges linear and on-demand experience through AI-powered linear channels and an extensive selection of VOD content. FilmBox Plus is expected to launch worldwide later this year and will replace FilmBox Live

Global media company SPI/FilmBox announced the launch of its multi-platform, and feature rich content streaming service, FilmBox Plus which is expected to roll out worldwide by the end of 2020. The enhanced service will replace FilmBox Live, SPI/FilmBox’s content platform that has been active for 10 years. FilmBox Plus will offer AI-powered linear channels and a vast selection of VOD content ranging from movies, TV series and thematic programming. Users will be able to subscribe to the service directly or via partner platforms and devices.

FilmBox Plus works on multiple screens and platforms natively and provides a sleek, user-friendly and intuitive interface. The service is designed to integrate easily into operator set-top-boxes and offers and supports various business models such as subscription (SVOD), advertisement (AVOD), and transactional (TVOD/pay per view).

“The convergence of traditional and digital pay TV environments has created new viewer behaviors and expectations. The operators will need to cater to these demands if they want to thrive,” said Guney Yasavur, COO at SPI International. “FilmBox Plus offers a centralized content solution for both the operators and the end-user: The service integrates easily into operator set-top-boxes and offers, and enhances the overall viewing experience of the end-user by providing highly-personalized and consistently relevant content through AI-powered technologies,” continued Yasavur.      

FilmBox Plus aims to combine the “lean back” viewing experience with the ease and flexibility of the on-demand option. The service features enhancements to further personalize the user experience through AI-powered linear channels, specifically curated by FilmBox Plus editors and AI technologies. Curation may be made according to mood, genre or special occasion and can be configured for different territories.    

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 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 1,400 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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