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SPI/FILMBOX Moves Its Revolutionary Gaming Channel To Cloud-Based Playout By Evrideo

SPI International/FilmBox shifted Gametoon HD broadcast to next-gen cloud-based playout platform, using Evrideo’s next-generation broadcast solution. Gametoon HD covers e-Sports and computer games and it is IP-distributed to a variety of Pay-TV platforms in Europe and the Middle East with multiple audio languages.

Evrideo is an end-to-end cloud-based broadcast platform that can get TV channels up and running, manage content and deliver professional grade TV feeds to any distribution platform such as cable TV, DTH, DTT, IPTV, OTT and social media networks Facebook and YouTube.

Gametoon is the first SPI/FilmBox channel to take full advantage of Evrideo’s cloud-based playout platform. “We were looking for state of art technology that would be more flexible and helpful to reduce time to market. By starting to broadcast Gametoon HD from the Evrideo platform we were able to first test the ground with our new channel’s concept, present it quickly and simply to potential customers and audiences, then deliver the commercial feed easily with Evrideo’s unique tools” said Guney Yasavur Chief Operations Officer at SPI International.
 
“Evrideo lets any broadcaster to ingest, QC, manage its content, live events, scheduling and graphics on a cloud-based platform running on Amazon AWS with full flexibility to manage the TV channel from anywhere in the world using a web browser and simple internet connectivity. We are thrilled to serve SPI as a leading European broadcaster which joins many other broadcasters and more than 30 commercial channels’’said Avi Zenou, founder and CEO of Evrideo.

About SPI International
SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating 36 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 1400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 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.

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 Evrideo
Evrideo.com is a broadcasting innovative technology leader which developed and operates an end-to-end, SaaS broadcast platform that replaces the traditional TV playout. Founded in 2016 by 3 experiences SAAS and Broadcast entrepreneurs, already servicing 11 broadcasters with 35 linear SD/HD/UHD channels distributed to paytv platforms around the globe. 
Using Evrideo eliminates the hardware costs associated with high-end playout, reduction of operational costs by 40-60%, automation of routine tasks and processes such as graphics workflow and maximized efficiency with one intuitive dashboard. 

www.evrideo.com

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SPI/FilmBox and Vodafone Spain Extend Their Partnership

SPI/FilmBox’s FunBox UHD Channel, one of the most sought after 4K channels in Europe, has extended its distribution partnership with Vodafone Spain.

In 2017, SPI International and Vodafone Spain launched Funbox UHD in Spain.  Bringing thousands of hours of great 4K UHD content to all Vodafone Spain subscribers. 

 “Vodafone was our first partner in Spain, and it gives me great pleasure to continue working with the Vodafone team, and offering an ever richer volume of native UHD programmes to their 4K subscribers, whilst hopefully inspiring non 4K subscribers to upgrade their viewing experience,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.

Vodafone Spain subscribers will continue to enjoy features from travel and nature documentaries, arts and culture, lifestyle, extreme sports, and a broad selection of world cinema classics and independent films all in full 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels which gives the viewer four times as much detail as 1080p Full HD.

About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 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 1400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. 

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films an 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

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Contact SPI International/FILMBOX 
Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
emily@glocreative.com
 

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SPI/FilmBox Signed Their First Channel Distribution Agreement With StarNet

From the 1st of March the entire StarNet customer base will enjoy seven of SPI International/FilmBox’s most popular HD channels

SPI International/FilmBox signed their first channel distribution agreement with StarNet from the Republic of Moldova to carry seven international HD thematic channels from SPI's global portfolio.

The entry into The Republic of Moldova supports SPI/FilmBox’s strategic business decision to keep expanding their reach into the Eastern European region. To celebrate this partnership SPI/FilmBox and StarNet offered 1 VIP invitation at ”OSS FIGHTERS 03”, Bucharest, Romania. 

“I am proud to announce our first partnership agreement with StarNet. It’s been one of SPI’s top business goals to offer people of the Republic of Moldova some of the most compelling and exciting HD content in the world. Today, we’ve achieved that goal”, said Tamás Fülöp CE Regional Director of Operation at SPI International. “These are the first steps into what we hope will be a long lasting and vibrant partnership between SPI International and StarNet” continued Mr. Fülöp.

StarNet offers one of the most technically advanced digital distribution platforms in Eastern Europe. Now, all of StarNet subscribers in the Republic of Moldova will gain instant access to SPI/FilmBox’ state of the art HD channels that features breathtaking programs.

FightBox HD delivers one of the most electrifying live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world. Fast&FunBox broadcasts high-octane, extreme sports programs while DocuBox has a collection of award-winning documentaries. Gametoon HD features highlights of popular video games, entertainment content from gaming youtubers and video game tournaments (e-Sports). Erox and Eroxxx bring the best of adults-only content productions and FashionBox is a channel dedicated to highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style.

DocuBox will be available with Romanian subtitles whereas the other channels will be available in English with no subtitles. All seven SPI/FilmBox channels are included in StarNet’s EBT package.

“StarNet is committed to provide the most innovative digital TV service and the most exciting content. Thanks to our partnership with SPI International, we came closer to our goals. Our clients will be able to watch some of the most exciting international TV programs”, said Alexei Munteanu, Director of TV BOX. “We will not stop here, we are sure that this important partnership will have a remarkable future” continued Mr. Munteanu.

About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world, FilmBox being its flagship channel. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 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.

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 StarNet
StarNet is a private company, 100% local capital, one of the leaders of Internet and telecommunications market in the Republic of Moldova. For over 15 years, StarNet offers a consistent portfolio of products, services and efficient solutions based on innovative technologies. StarNet is the first ISP that provides access to Internet and High Speed Data Transmission via Optical Fiber, managing to develop the largest free WI-FI network in Eastern Europe. It has launched one of the most advanced digital TV services in the telecommunications industry.

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Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
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SPI/FilmBox and net+ Extend their Partnership

net+ will continue to carry three of SPI International/FilmBox’s most popular channels:  FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD 

“We are happy to announce that we have renewed  the distribution agreement we started in 2016. net+ customers will continue to have access to three of the SPI’s most popular channels: Fast&FunBox, DocuBox and FilmBox Arthouse.  Switzerland is an important territory for us and net+ is a valued partner” said Georgina Twiss MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.

Fast&FunBox offers action-packed extreme sports from car racing and motocross, and the latest high impact out-door sports from all over the world.  DocuBox is a collection of award-winning documentaries that focus on nature, wild-life, science and the history and facts about the human civilization. FilmBox Arthouse presents the best of classic and contemporary Hollywood movies and independent art house productions. 

About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 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 1400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 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.

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 net+
netplus.ch SA is a company that provides specialized services in the field of telecommunications. The multimedia operator, based exclusively in French-speaking Switzerland, guarantees local and high-quality internet, telephony, mobile and television services to more than 220,000 households and companies in both city centers and more remote areas.

netplus.ch SA currently brings together 12 networks, which provide more than 460,000 multimedia services under the net+, BLI BLA BLO and business! brands. net+ products are distributed by: SEVJ, VOénergies, net+ Léman, SEIC, SEFA, Citycable, net+ FR, SEIC-Télédis, Sinergy, net+ Entremont, esr and Sierre-Energie.

For more information:
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Emily Lara (Glo Creative) 
emily@glocreative.com

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