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Alchimie to Distribute FightBox HD In Its OTT Service ‘Watch It’

The expanded agreement will allow the OTT platform Watch It to carry the SPI/FilmBox channel FightBox HD in Switzerland and Austria. Watch It subscribers in both countries will be able to enjoy FightBox HD on any device such as mobile, tablets, computers and Smart TV sets.

Alchimie/Watch It subscribers in Switzerland and Austria will have access to some of the most exciting combat sports programs worldwide. FightBox HD delivers live broadcast of some of the most electrifying live events such as KOK World Series and RXF MMA Championship, and MFC Makowski Fighting Championship 

“We are proud to announce that our expanded agreement which currently includes France, the UK, Germany, Spain and Belgium, will now bring FightBox HD to Switzerland and Austria. Alchimie understands the power of live sports and exclusive coverage such as King of Kings and now even more Watch It subscribers will enjoy some of the most competitive and exciting live events and mixed martial arts coverage programs all over the world,” said Georgina Twiss Managing Director Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. 

“Mixed Martial Arts has significantly increased in popularity over recent years, and there is a real demand for high quality OTT international MMA programming.  SPI’s FightBox content shows all aspects of this discipline, from training to live events. Alchimie is very pleased to be able to bring MMA and other combat sports on FightBox  to our Swiss and Austrian subscribers via our streaming service Watch It”, said Timothee Vidal, Chief Entertainment and Distribution Officer at Alchimie. 

FightBox HD is a unique worldwide channel presenting a compilation of the finest combat and martial art sports from around the world all on one channel. It brings the best live events of the most exciting fights worldwide. FightBox HD is a true guide to all styles of martial arts for all those who like to watch and learn. 

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 Alchimie
Alchimie has changed the world of multimedia entertainment with its expertise in content distribution and monetization. The company has a sizeable library of 17,000 hours of content, and partners with content creators and producers from all over Europe to drive fair remuneration through distribution via Alchimie’s portfolio of 150 subscription OTT channels across four languages. Whether TV programs, video or games, Alchimie provides access to over 30 digital distribution platforms inc. Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, Telecom Operators, via it’s channels and popular Watch It! platform. Channels are actively and dynamically promoted by Alchimie to gain high visibility for both the content and channels, and to attract new subscribers. Alchimie’s channels include, Humanity, FightClub, Stingray Karaoke, Big Name, Speed & Race, Moods and Okidoki With offices in France, Germany and Australia, Alchimie employs over 100 people and now operates in more than 10 countries. It collaborates with more than 200+ rights owners and its range of channels across different platforms attract up to 2 million unique visitors each month www.alchimie.com

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Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
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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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Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
emily@glocreative.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

For more information:
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.

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

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