FilmBox Enriches Its Offer Proposition in Central and Eastern Europe
SPI International is delighted to announce the extension of its collaboration with Paramount Global Content Distribution and Prorom
SPI International, a CANAL+ company, and the operator of the global movie services brand FilmBox, is thrilled to unveil an impressive lineup of titles set to grace the screens in selected Central and Eastern European countries such as Poland, Romania, Czechia and Slovakia, Hungary and Adria region. This agreement not only strengthens the company’s enduring collaboration with esteemed studios and distributors, but it also reaffirms its dedication to its audiences by consistently enriching the FilmBox and FilmBox+ offerings with top-notch content.
New titles will swiftly be integrated into FilmBox channels across selected territories starting from autumn. Viewers will also be able to watch the movies on-demand with FilmBox+ during their license periods.
"We are proud to deliver top-tier entertainment to our audience by unveiling this great collection of films including Academy Award-winning productions. These titles will surely amplify the viewing experience and we are eager to share them with our valued audience," commented Małgorzata Lucińska – Sikora, Content Acquisitions Director at SPI International.
Among the titles acquired from Paramount Global Content Distribution are the Academy Award®-winning ROCKETMAN (2019), the story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, and the sci-fi action thriller GEMINI MAN (2019) about an aging NSA agent who's targeted for death when he tries to retire discovers his assassin is a younger cloned version of himself.
“We are thrilled to be working with SPI International, for FilmBox offers, to bring these top-quality films to the platform,” says Iwona Pilgrim, Executive Director, Regional TV Licensing, Paramount Global Content Distribution. “We hope the Central and Eastern European audiences enjoy these highly acclaimed films.”
From Prorom, the selection includes the seven-time Academy Award-winning EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022), the light-hearted comedy ABOUT MY FATHER, starring Robert DeNiro, and the action comedy FREELANCE (2023) about a former special forces operative who is hired to safeguard a journalist during her interview with a dictator when unexpected events start to unravel.
“We are extremely happy to further expand our long-term partnership with SPI International and to see many of our newest flagship movies make their Pay-TV and SVOD debut on FilmBox,’’ says Axel Böhm, Chief Operating Officer at Prorom.
FilmBox, the Home of Good Movies, is a SPI’s flagship movie brand that includes a bouquet of movie channels including FilmBox, FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Stars, and FilmBox Arthouse. The brand also offers the complementary SVOD service, FilmBox+, which combines the “lean-back” and on-demand viewing experiences by providing instant access to an extensive VOD catalog and live channels on any internet-connected device.
About SPI International:
SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and is 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 International 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. www.spiintl.com
About Paramount Global Content Distribution:
Paramount Global Content Distribution is the leading distributor of premium content across multiple media platforms throughout the global marketplace. The division's portfolio is comprised of some of the world's most recognized brands, including feature films and television programs from Paramount Pictures, Republic Pictures, Paramount Television Studios, CBS Studios, CBS Media Ventures, CBS News, SHOWTIME Networks, Nickelodeon, MTV Entertainment Studios, Miramax and third-party partners. The division also has the largest distributed library of series and film titles, including global franchises such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "NCIS," "Star Trek," "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Transformers," "Mission: Impossible," and more. In addition, the division licenses a diverse lineup of scripted and unscripted formats for local production and international co-productions. Paramount Global Content Distribution is a division of Paramount.
Prorom was established in 1992 and is one of the largest distributors of independent feature films in Central & Eastern Europe. With a portfolio of well over 1,000 movies, Prorom has been entertaining the audience with a broad variety of genres, ranging from Oscar-winning features to the latest action blockbuster. Through long-term cooperations will all major players in the independent film production universe, Prorom is constantly adding new movies with great production value and acclaimed cast and directors to its slate.