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SPI/FilmBox’s Gametoon HD Channel Launches in Portugal In A New Partnership With MEO

SPI/FilmBox launches its gaming channel made by Gamers for Gamers, Gametoon HD, with a brand new partnership with MEO of Portugal

Gametoon HD is a worldwide entertainment TV channel for millennials revolving around gaming and eSports. The Gametoon HD channel features highlights of popular video games, entertainment content from gaming youtubers, video game tournaments (eSports) with million dollar prize pools and much more. Gametoon HD offers a unique experience to its audience along with wholly owned exclusive contents and timeslots such as Stream Nation and eSports tournaments. In respect to its exclusivity, Gametoon HD is recognized as a well-known source of entertainment within the world of gaming. SPI and MEO wanted to harness the DNA of the channel as an authentic place for gamers, that cultivates a gaming community and culture outside of the one-to-one PC environment, through embracing gaming as a real sporting and social experience.  

“Gametoon HD has offered us a unique opportunity to partner with MEO and to create a channel that will really resonate with the gaming community. In addition to this channel, Gametoon App has also launched on the platform housing our wholly owned content. We had a shared vision and intent for Gametoon HD and this is just the first step to meeting this goal. Together, we are bringing Gametoon HD to Portugal, in a big way” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.

About MEO
MEO is the TV operator of Altice Portugal, a Portuguese communications company that integrates Altice Europe (ATC & ATCB), listed on Euronext Amsterdam, a convergent leader in telecoms, content, media, entertainment and advertising. Altice delivers innovative, customer-centric products and solutions that connect and unlock the limitless potential of its over 30 million customers over fiber networks and mobile broadband. Altice is also a provider of enterprise digital solutions to millions of business customers. Altice innovates with technology, research and development and enables people to live out their passions by providing original content, high-quality and compelling TV shows, and international, national and local news channels. Altice delivers live broadcast premium sports events and enables its customers to enjoy the most well-known media and entertainment. 

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

For more information contact:

SPI  International/FilmBox
Marc Weismann (Glo Creative)
marc@glocreative.com

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SPI/FilmBox Presents Its New Drama Channel at NEM 2019

SPI/FilmBox Chief Marketing Officer Haymi Behar was among the speakers at the world renowned New Europe Market (NEM) 2019, which took place on June 10th - 13th in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Behar’s presentation entitled “Smashing Telenovelas Coming to Pay TV Channels: The Case for Timeless Drama Channel by SPI/FilmBox”, highlighted the international acclaim of Turkish dramas and the main reasons behind the launch of Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), the first global Turkish Drama Channel. 

Turkey is the second highest exporter of TV series abroad after the United States as Turkish dramas are now being watched by more than 400 million people in more than 140 countries. Behar attributes this to the fact that, Turkish dramas are able to cross cultural boundaries with their unique stories that are tightly woven around universal themes and family values. 

Behar talked about Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), the newest addition to SPI/FilmBox portfolio, which aims to connect all drama genre lovers through globally shared feelings. The channel brings 500 hours of the best and award-winning Turkish series from major producers to viewers all around the globe. TDC has been rapidly soaring to success in many countries and the channel is currently available in regions such as, MENA, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia, Kosovo, Albania. In the near future the channel will be broadcasted through multiple operators in APAC, Baltics and CIS, stay tuned.

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

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SPI/FilmBox Continues To Expand Its Reach In Western Europe Via Salt Mobile

SPI/FilmBox signed a new distribution agreement with Salt Mobile, a Swiss telecommunications provider, to broadcast four thematic channels from SPI’s portfolio

SPI/FilmBox furthers its reach in Switzerland with the launch of four channels on Salt TV.  Increasing the distribution of FunBox UHD and Fast&FunBox HD, and launching Gametoon HD, the interactive, e-Sports channel created by millennials for millennials and FightBox HD, which broadcasts live events every week such as KOK World Series and RXF MMA Championship, and MFC Makowski Fighting Championship, for the first time in Switzerland. FightBox HD, Gametoon HD and Fast&FunBox HD will be available in English, while FunBox UHD will be available in English and German.

“SPI continues to invest and expand its reach in Western Europe. Today, I am proud to announce our new agreement with Salt. As of June, four thematic channels will be available in Switzerland for Salt’s subscribers, with its young and dynamic target audience I am sure that they will all hit the mark”, said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.

Salt Mobile SA owns and operates an extensive, high-quality mobile telecommunications network. Thanks to its ultrafast broadband solution called Salt Fiber, Salt provides a unique triple play service, which for the first time in Switzerland takes full advantage of the optical fiber technology by means of symmetrical date transmission rates of up to 10 Gbit/s. Salt Fiber can be combined in an gainful way with Salt’s powerful flat rate subscriptions - a revolutionary and straight forward portfolio.provides mobile talk and data services and is the third largest mobile operator in Switzerland, with 16.3% of the market. The company offers prepaid and roaming packs, unlimited call plans, international calling packs, internet packs, TV on the move, and broadband calling services for phone calls and text messages. 

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

For more information contact:
SPI International/FilmBox 
Marc Weismann (Glo Creative)
marc@glocreative.com

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SPI/FilmBox And Etisalat Extend Current Agreement

SPI/FilmBox made its channels available in the Middle East for another three years through an extended channel distribution agreement with Etisalat. 

“SPI International and Etisalat started a powerful and fruitful alliance three years ago and today, it is my pleasure to announce that we have renewed our channel distribution partnership in the Middle East for another three years. Subscribers to Etisalat services across the Middle East will continue to enjoy high quality and varied programs from the most popular channels in SPI International’s portfolio” said Mr. Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International. 

Subscribers have access to FilmBox channels will enjoy content ranging from classic and modern Hollywood movies and independent European productions to some of the most popular TV series available.  In addition, subscribers will have access to action-packed adrenaline sports from car racing and motocross to snowboarding and skydiving to some of the most electrifying live events and combat sports in the world, including: KOK World Series, MFC Makowski Fighting Championship, RXF MMA Championship and many more.

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

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

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