FilmBox Stars Aims to be One of the Most Watched Pay TV Channels Following the Great Success of FilmBox

Building on the success of FilmBox in Czechia, FilmBox Stars will now also start measuring viewership data in the region, beginning March 1st 2022. In addition, FilmBox Stars will diversify its programming grid to include even more top-quality entertainment in HD

SPI/FilmBox announces that, as of March 1st, 2022 their premium movie channel FilmBox Stars will initiate viewership measurement in Czechia.  Moving forward, FilmBox Stars will offer a more diversified channel programming in HD to expand its viewership, especially across the female demographic. In addition to Hollywood hits and popular blockbusters with A-list celebrities that FilmBox Stars already broadcasts, the enriched programming slate will include more romantic comedies, dramas, series, thrillers, biographical and family movies. It will also feature local Czech content. 

“The strategic decision to make FilmBox Stars a measurable channel is a step forward that builds on the success of FilmBox, which has established itself as the leader in the pay movie market in Czechia for almost two years and counting,” commented Berk Uziyel, CEO at SPI International. “We are grateful for the on-going support of SPI/FilmBox audiences in Czechia and we undertake this change as a means to elevate their entertainment experience with more targeted content offerings and the goal of making FilmBox Stars the second most-watched pay movie TV channel in the market,” added Uziyel.

A weekly programming grid for FilmBox Stars will include the following on primetime: Dramas starring A-list Hollywood stars on Mondays, romantic movies on Tuesdays, gripping thrillers on Wednesdays, popular Czech films on Thursdays and comedies on Fridays. On Saturdays, viewers will be able to watch biographical or historical movies and stories that are based on real events. Sundays will feature the Hit/Premiere of The Week.

In the upcoming weeks, viewers can enjoy Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh and is based on Tatum’s personal experience as an 18-year-old stripper. In Book Club, things will get steamy, as long-time friends Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen spice up their lives after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. A different kind of comedy is Bohdan Sláma’s Divoké včely, a confrontation of relations between various lovers in a small North Moravian village. FilmBox Stars will, of course, show many typical romantic comedies, such as Two Night Stand where a snowstorm forces two people who made an online connection to unwillingly extend their one-night stand as a blizzard goes through the night. High-quality drama will also be part of the channel’s movie offer, such as Marek Najbrt’s Protektor, a love story from the times of the Nazi occupation, or The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep as an elderly Margaret Thatcher looking back on her life.


About SPI International

SPI INTERNATIONAL is a global media company operating 42 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide.

SPI was founded 28 years ago and has extensive experience in the TV and broadcasting industry. The company operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, CIS and Ex-Yugo regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia, the Netherlands and Russia. SPI is one of the premier movie service providers in the countries where it operates, with FilmBox being its flagship movie service. 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. 

SPI’s brands reach millions of households through operators, partner platforms and SPI’s own digital products globally. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content and FilmBox+ service that has over one million subscribers. The company recently launched a new digital service, Dizi, a state-of-the-art aggregator of the best Turkish series worldwide. SPI also owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service.

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.