FilmBox Channels and Gametoon Now Available in Ethiopia with CANAL+ GROUP

SPI/FilmBox and CANAL+ Group adds Gametoon to their offering in Ethiopia, following the launch of all three FilmBox movie channels – FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Action and FilmBox Family

SPI/FilmBox and CANAL+ Group bring SPI’s gaming and esports channel Gametoon to Ethiopia, available on channel 71 in the DESTA package. SPI had already launched the well-known FilmBox Africa and the new additions to the FilmBox group, FilmBox Action and FilmBox Family with the operator, earlier in the year.

“We are delighted to build on our existing carriage of FightBox with Gametoon and the full portfolio of FilmBox brands including the launch in the market of FilmBox Action and FilmBox Family.  Following their popularity in other countries and following local demand, we wanted to offer the same rich bouquet in Africa,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “The SPI/FilmBox portfolio of channels, now enriched also by Gametoon and available via CANAL+ offers in Ethiopia, will entertain and engage audiences of all ages and tastes,” added Twiss.

Gametoon is created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts and features highlights of popular games, entertainment content from gaming youtubers, video game tournaments with million-dollar prize pools and much more.

Alexandre Gruner, SVP Channels Acquisitions and Partnerships for CANAL+ INTERNATIONAL, declares: “We are very pleased to pursue the partnership with our new family member SPI with the launch of the FilmBox movies portfolio as well as Gametoon. Those channels will appeal to our Ethiopian viewers and strengthen our offer.”

FilmBox Africa and FilmBox Family are available in the Desta package on channel 54 and 55, respectively, while FilmBox Action is accessible in the Feshta package on channel 62 via “CANAL+ ETHIOPIA”, a dedicated offer distributed in Ethiopia. SPI’s MMA sports channel FightBox is also available in the Desta package.



SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating 62 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, Asia and Adria regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI Group owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+.  Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.



The CANAL+ Group is a leader in the publishing of premium channels - the CANAL+ channels - and thematic channels as well as in the distribution of pay television offers. Internationally, the CANAL+ Group is experiencing strong growth with a presence in Europe, Africa, and Asia. Pacific. In total, the CANAL+ Group has almost 23.7 million subscribers worldwide, including 9 million in mainland France. With STUDIOCANAL, the CANAL+ Group is also a European leader in the production, acquisition, and distribution of cinema films and TV series. The CANAL+ Group is 100% owned by Vivendi, an international group in the production and creation of content. The CANAL+ Group entered into a distribution agreement with an independent company, BRUH ENTERTAINMENT, for the distribution of CANAL+ETHIOPIA offers in Ethiopia.