Global TV operator SPI International / Filmbox recently launched seven channels with IPTV operator Hybrid Solutions in Armenia.
The Armenian operator has launched the following channels from the SPI’s worldwide TV portfolio: FilmBox, a basic movie channel with popular films and TV series FilmBox Art House featuring independent and classic films, DocuBox HD airing documentaries on nature and human civilization, FashionBox devoted to fashion trends and shopping, FightBox HD – a 24/7 combat sports channel, Fast&FunBox HD with extreme sports programming and 360TuneBox – an international music TV network.
FilmBox, FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox HD, FightBox and Fun&Fastbox HD channels carried by HybridTV are available in two language versions Russian and English.
"With the recent launch in Armenia SPI/FILMBOX continues to expand its distribution footprint in new markets across CEE," said Murat Muratoglu SPI’s head of distribution for MENA, Turkey, APAC, Russia and CIS, Baltics, Bulgaria and Ex-Yugo. „We are happy to partner with Hybrid Solutions as our first partner in Armenia and to brings SPI channels to their viewers,” he added.
FightBox, the flagship sports channel from the SPI/FILMBOX portfolio, is now available in the UPC Sport Package in Romania. The network’s programing includes Superkombat, the biggest Romanian kickboxing event along with other major MMA galas from Europe and the U.S.
FightBox is a hard-hitting, action-packed 24hr combat sports channel featuring live MMA and kickboxing events from Europe and the U.S. From MMA and boxing to arm wrestling and sumo, FightBox is a compilation of the finest combat sports from around the globe all on one channel. No matter what your discipline, kickboxing, judo, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, karate and more, FightBox has something for the fight fan in all of us.
This October FightBox will present Superkombat, the biggest Romanian kickboxing event. FightBox viewers will also get a chance to watch the Colosseum Tournament, another major martial arts competition in Romania featuring some of the well known Romanian fighters: Răzvan Mustață, Mădălin Mogoș, Cristian Milea and Amansio Paraschiv.
One of the most recent King of Kings events in Moldova.
Other sport competitions that will be broadcast on FightBox this Fall season are Kings of Kings, a tournament from Moldova, Makowski Fighting Championship, Mix Fight Gala, Hip Show, Bangkok Fight Night, Cage Fighting Championship, First League and Fighting Rookies.
In addition to FightBox, UPC Romania also carries the following SPI/FILMBOX channels: FilmBox, FilmBox Plus, FilmBox Family, FilmBox Premium and FilmBox Extra HD.
SPI International / FILMBOX is launching three live TV channels with Youfone, an MVNO in the Netherlands.
Starting this week Youfone’s television customers get access to three channels from the SPI’s worldwide TV portfolio. The line-up includes DocuBox - a television channel featuring documentaries on wild life and human civilization, FightBox – 24/7 sports channel which airs live MMA events and diverse martial arts programming; YoufoneTV also presents Gametoon, a brand new interactive gaming channel for millennials. Gametoon features highlights of popular video games, entertainment content from gaming youtubers, video game tournaments (eSports) with million dollar prize pools and much more.
“SPI’s channels on the YoufoneTV platform are broadcast without any commercial breaks. All three channels offer premium content from the world’s top producers,” said Berk Uziyel SPI’s executive director. “We are happy to reach new audiences and grow our presence in this part of Europe,” Mr. Uziyel added.
Commenting on the launch of SPI’s channels, Valentijn Rensing, CEO of Youfone, said: “With YoufoneTV we are eager to start with fresh content and new channels and thereby offering a different and unique television package in comparison to most operators in the Netherlands.”
SPI International / FILMBOX and the satellite television services provider Focus Sat operated in Romania by UPC DTH have extended their collaboration offering complimentary access to Filmbox Live online service to all Focus Sat’s customers who subscribe to the FILMBOX channels pack.
A monthly subscription to the FILMBOX Premium Pack allows Focus Sat customers to enjoy six premium movie channels from the SPI/FILMBOX portfolio including FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Extra HD, FilmBox Plus, FilmBox Family, DocuBox HD and FightBox HD. Filmbox subscription also includes access to Filmbox Live, an online streaming service allowing subscribers to watch live-streaming channels and enjoy the Filmbox VOD library with unlimited access to the Filmbox Live multiscreen on-demand service.
Filmbox Live on-demand library contains hundreds of titles including major Hollywood productions such as the Oscar-winning drama DALLAS BUYERS CLUB starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, a crime comedy SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS with Sam Rockwell, Collin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken andKILL THE MESSENGER with Jeremy Renner (THE BOURNE LEGACY, AVENGERS). In addition to films and videos streamed in HD Filmbox Live also features content in Ultra HD quality.
What distinguishes Filmbox Live from most of the content streaming services is that Filmbox Live also allows users to watch an extended line-up of live TV channels including: the movie channels FilmBox, FilmBox Plus, FilmBox Family, FilmBox Extra HD, FilmBox Premium, DocuBox HD - a documentary channel, FightBox HD for martial arts lovers, FashionBox HD, 360 TuneBox for music addicts, FilmBox Art House with independent and art house movies as well as Fast&FunBox HD dedicated to extreme and adrenaline sports.
"We are very excited to extend our existing Filmbox Pack on Focus Sat. This full viewing experience is all-inclusive, ad-free, premium TV and multiscreen entertainment. It allows subscribers to enjoy an extensive library of top quality and diverse programming content anywhere they want – with a single subscription,” said Berk Uziyel, executive director for SPI International/FILMBOX. “Thanks to the ongoing collaboration with UPC DTH FilmBox Live is now one of the leading VOD platforms in the region featuring not only movies on-demand but also non-stop, unlimited access to several live-streaming channels,” Mr. Uziyel added.
“After successfully launching Filmbox Live for UPC DTH customers in HU/CZ/SK in November 2016, we are pleased to make Filmbox Live also available to Focus Sat customers in Romania. This will further enhance our multi-screen services providing our customers with more movies and thematic content.” said Catalin Itu, VP Sales and Operations in UPC DTH.