FunBox UHD Inked The First 4K Channel Distribution Agreement In Latvia With AS Balticom

AS Balticom subscribers will now have access to SPI/FilmBox’s Ultra High Definition channel, FunBox UHD

Cannes, France, April 11, 2019 -- SPI/FilmBox expanded their channel distribution agreement with AS Balticom, one of the most important Internet, Digital TV and Telecom service providers in Latvia. In addition to FilmBox Baltic, FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, Erox, and Gametoon, AS Balticom subscribers will have access to FunBox UHD as well.

“I’m proud to announce SPI’s 4K channel distribution agreement in the Baltic region with our key partner AS Balticom. This expanded distribution agreement includes our thematic channel FunBox UHD” said Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution for Middle East, Ex-Yugo, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Greece, India, Turkey, CIS Countries, APAC at SPI International. “AS Balticom subscribers will be entertained with our premium native HD content in addition to movies, TV series, nature, travel, and arts and culture content, all broadcasted in Ultra High Definition” continued Mr. Muratoğlu.

“In 2014, 4K TVs entered the European market. They were equipped with good acoustics, great design and HEVC codec that allowed viewers to fully enjoy high-resolution images. When they finally reached the Latvian market, a rather logical question arose – what channels can you watch in that supreme quality? Well, in 2014 the answer was clear – none. It took another 4 years for ULTRA HD channels to appear in Latvia. Today, it is a great joy for us to bring television viewing for the Latvian public to a higher level together with SPI International/FilmBox," said Dmitry Smirnov, Head of Commercial Department, AS Balticom.  

AS Balticom is the first telecommunications provider in Latvia that has officially launched channel broadcasting in ULTRA HD quality. The expanded partnership with SPI/FilmBox gives AS Balticom’s subscribers the option to order and enjoy hundreds of hours of UHD content. FunBox UHD will be available with no extra cost to AS Balticom’s Digital TV subscribers and 4K TV users. 

Subscribers will explore breathtaking places, meet extraordinary people and see incredible cultural events like never before on FunBox UHD.  This is a new state-of-art TV channel featuring breathtaking visual content which delivers the ultimate Ultra HD experience.

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.

About AS Balticom
AS Balticom was founded in 1999 and currently is one of the biggest Digital TV, Internet and Telecom providers in Latvia. Over the past years more than 5,3 million EUR were invested in the construction works of its own optical Internet network. The friendly service of 170 employees is already delivering great entertainment content to over 55,000 customers. The company has successfully implemented both B2B and B2C services. AS Balticom is constantly expanding, learning and searching for new ways to become a game changer in the telecommunication industry. 

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