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

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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.

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

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SPI/FILMBOX Launches a New On Air Promotion and Channel Branding Project

SPI International/FilmBox, one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world, announced that Martin Cappelletti has been appointed as the Company’s new On Air Promotion and Channel Branding Senior Consultant.

“We are delighted to welcome Martin to SPI’s new On Air Promotion and Channel Branding project. Martin’s extensive media and entertainment industry expertise will play a key role in strengthening SPI’s corporate growth plan and leadership role in our industry”, said Berk Uziyel, CEO at SPI International.

Most recently, Mr. Cappelletti served as Chief Creative Officer at AquiMedia Japan, where he was responsible for On Air Promotion, Original Production and Channel Strategy for the JELLY JAMM Kids Channel.

Mr. Cappelletti founded and worked at Halia Entertainment, a company that supported local and global broadcast companies looking to expand their business or were trying to respond to the changing TV and film viewing habits of their customer base. Prior to joining AquiMedia Japan, Mr. Cappelletti held senior level positions at Linea-64 Studios, FOX International Channels EMEA and Fish Blowing Bubbles, Germany.

“We are excited to have Martin join our team. His promotion and branding experience will improve our film and thematic channels and grow our audience”, said Haymi Behar, Chief Marketing Officer at SPI International. “Martin will be instrumental in developing more attractive content and increase SPI/FILMBOX’s global reach” continued Behar.

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

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

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SPI/FILMBOX extends distribution agreement with UPC Hungary

UPC Hungary subscribers will now enjoy four more SPI/FILMBOX channels available on UPC Hungary

The three year agreement extension comes with an increased number of FilmBox channels; Gametoon HD, FightBox HD and DocuBox HD; Eroxxx HD have been included to the FilmBox Premium package. FilmBox On Demand, which offers a wide variety of genres including Hollywood blockbusters and independent movies, documentaries, extreme sports and fight videos, is now available via UPC’s app MyPrime.

“We have an established and successful partnership with UPC Hungary. The best part of extending our partnership agreement with UPC is that Hungarian homes will now have a greater selection of FilmBox programs to choose from,” commented Tamás Fülöp, CE Regional Director of Operation at SPI/Filmbox for Central and Eastern Europe.

“We regularly review our TV offers and channel selections to ensure that our costumers fully benefit from and enjoy our best entertainment services. We are happy that together with SPI we were able to increase the number of FilmBox channels and provide various extreme sports, educational and gaming content to our customers,” said Takács Viktor, UPC Hungary Content Manager.

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.

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