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UPC DTH adds DocuBox, FightBox and Eroxxx channels in Czech Rep., Slovakia and Hungary

Global media company SPI International / FILMBOX has recently extended its channel line-up on UPC DTH operated platforms in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary with two thematic channels – DocuBox, FightBox and an adult channel Eroxxx.

DocuBox, an international documentary channel covering nature, wild life, travel and human civilization, along with FightBox – a 24/7 martial arts channel with live MMA events have been added to the Filmbox Premium pack which also offers several movie channels. The erotic network Eroxxx is now available in the Adult Pack. The new channels have been added to the freeSAT satellite TV line-up in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and to UPC Direct offer in Hungary.

DocuBox, with its impressive collection of internationally acclaimed documentaries and TV shows, takes viewers on an unforgettable journey across the most exotic places on our planet while exploring mysterious and fascinating cultures, human history and science.
 
Another thematic channel which has been added to the Filmbox Premium package is FightBox which offers continuous coverage of martial arts disciplines including MMA, boxing, wrestling, karate, muay thai and many more. Viewers get to watch some of the world’s top tournaments along with live MMA and kickboxing events from Europe and the U.S. 
 
FilmBox channels are part of the SPI’s TV portfolio and are distributed by Kino Polska TV SA, a Warsaw-based subsidiary of SPI International. In addition to FilmBox, the following SPI channels are available in the CEE: FilmBox Extra HD, FilmBox Premium HD, FilmBox Family, Filmbox Art House, DoucBox HD, FightBox HD, FashionBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, 360TuneBox, Erox HD and Eroxxx HD.

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SPI/FILMBOX adds Gametoon HD channel to its TV package on Luxembourg’s PostTV

Global media company SPI International/FILMBOX will launch Gametoon HD on PostTV platform operated by Post Luxembourg, the largest provider of postal and telecommunications services in the country.

Gametoon, developed by SPI International/FILMBOX, is a worldwide entertainment TV channel for millennials revolving around gaming and eSports. The channel gives its viewers a unique opportunity to play dedicated games on their mobile devices and share scores along with avatars on air. Gametoon features game reviews, tournaments (eSports), popular streamers as well as viral content fueled with best of the Web.
 
Gametoon partners up with respected gaming influencers to provide entertainment content rich with insights and tips on how to improve gaming skills. With Stream Nation and Let’s Play shows Gametoon offers a chance to learn more about such titles as Hearthstone, Overwatch, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Street Fighter V and more.
 
Gametoon HD will join the Filmbox package which features five other thematic channels from the SPI portfolio: FilmBox Art House, FightBox, DocuBox, FashionBox, Fast&FunBox and Erox.
 
 “We are glad to introduce Gametoon HD on PostTV and to add Luxembourg to the fast growing list of new territories where Gametoon has been launched" said Berk Uziyel, executive director for SPI/FILMBOX.
 

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SPI's Kino Polska TV S.A. takes over Zoom TV's broadcaster in Poland

Kino Polska TV S.A., a unit of SPI International said on Thursday, December 14th 2017 it would become the sole shareholder of the Cable Television Networks & Partners company buying up 236 shares for the price of PLN 10 million ($2.8 mln) from the Polish Chamber of Electronic Communication. In result KP TV S.A. will own 100% of the share capital of the company which operates the state-issued license for broadcasting the terrestrial television channel Zoom TV.

Bogusław Kisielewski, Chairman of the Board of Kino Polska TV S.A., explained the transaction had been planned for some time as an element of the strategic development of the Kino Polska Group.

“We truly appreciate and value our cooperation with PIKE, our long-term partner, with whom we have managed to develop so many valuable synergies in a relatively short time, especially in the area of distribution and production of unique content,” Bogusław Kisielewski explains.
 
Kino Polska Group is planning to transform Zoom TV into a multiplatform brand which shall become an excellent supplement to the film offer in the Group’s portfolio in interaction with both Kino Polska and FilmBox brands.  Following the acquisition of CTN&P Kino Polska will continue to grow and diversify its portfolio while reinforcing its position of one of the key players in the Polish television market.

“Once again we thank PIKE and the PIKSEL Foundation for great cooperation and invaluable support provided while applying for the broadcasting license and during the still ongoing process of building our reach,” says Bogusław Kisielewski. 

 

ZoomTV Map

Zoom TV is a new nationwide Polish universal channel with a unique programming grid designed to appeal to all viewers. The channel programming offer includes movie hits with top casts, exhilarating TV series, interesting documentaries and current news from the regions. Zoom TV is available on MUX-8 DTT (position 39) and also on cable networks and DTH platforms throughout Poland.

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SPI/FILMBOX expands in Africa with channels being launched in Kinshasa, DRC

Global media company SPI International / FILMBOX has recently signed a multi-channel distribution agreement with Bleusat, a DTT operator in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Kongo.

Bleusat is adding the entire SPI’s African channel eight-pack to its TV line-up. FilmBox Africa with movies and TV series, FilmBox Art House featuring independent and classic films, DocuBox airing documentaries on nature and human civilization, FashionBox devoted to fashion trends and shopping, FightBox – a 24/7 combat sports channel broadcasting live MMA galas from Europe and the U.S., Fast&FunBox with extreme sports programming, 360TuneBox – an international music network and Gametoon, a brand new interactive eSports channel addressed to millennials.
 
SPI International / FILMBOX has been consistently expanding its distribution footprint across the African continent. Filmbox channels are being carried by numerous DTH platforms, cable networks, mobile TVs, IPTVs and OTT services in more than 20 territories in Africa.
 
“We are glad to have launched our channels with Bleusat, which is our first partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” said Amit Karni, SPI’s Head of Distribution Africa. “SPI's channels deliver diverse, top quality entertainment to viewers across Africa, offering also localized language versions,” Mr. Karni added.

Discop 2017

SPI/FILMBOX at DISCOP Johannesburg.
Join us at stand # VB19
To arrange a meeting please contact Mr. Amit Karni -
amit.karni@spiintl.com

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