SPI/FilmBox and Bulsatcom Partner to Bring Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) to Bulgaria
SPI/FilmBox and Bulsatcom have inked a strategic channel distribution agreement to bring Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) to Bulgaria. Four additional channels from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio will also be available through Bulsatcom’s DTH platform.
SPI/FilmBox announced that Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), the first global Turkish drama channel, will now be offered in Bulgaria through a strategic partnership with Bulgaria’s largest TV operator, Bulsatcom, via the operator’s DTH and IPTV platforms. Apart from TDC, four additional channels - FilmBox Plus HD, FilmBox Extra HD, DocuBox HD and FightBox HD - from SPI/FilmBox’s diverse suite of channels, will be made available on Bulsatcom’s DTH platform. The deal also marks a three-year extension for the distribution rights of the channels across all platforms.
“We are delighted to announce that we have renewed and greatly expanded our partnership with Bulsatcom to include TDC and four more of our sought-after channels on their DTH platform in Bulgaria,” said Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International. “We are excited to witness the success of TDC across the globe and we are confident that the Bulgarian audience will also enjoy the high-quality content offered on the channel,” continued Muratoğlu.
Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) is SPI/FilmBox’s premium Turkish drama channel and offers over 600 hours of quality Turkish programming featuring well-known actors such as, International Emmy Award nominee Engin Akyürek, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Bergüzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün. One of the fastest growing drama genre channels in the world, TDC now reaches 5 million homes in 14 countries and continues to expand its footprint across the globe.
"We, at Bulsatcom, are very happy to be the first in Bulgaria to introduce Timeless Drama Channel, a channel with premium content, catering to drama and romantic series fans. We are confident that the incredible success of the channel in the neighboring countries will be replicated also in Bulgaria. The partnership with SPI is part of our commitment to expanding our portfolio of TV channels, especially across the movie genre. It resonates with our strategy to deliver rich and diversified content portfolio, catering to the widest variety of viewership tastes," said Stanislav Georgiev, Bulsatcom's Chief Executive Officer.
“The launch of TDC coincides with the introduction of an additional satellite transponder on Bulsatcom’s DTH service. We are now able to add 17 new exciting channels from multiple genres as well as improve the picture quality. We are pleased to demonstrate to our customers that Bulsatcom is now actively enriching the channels portfolio, in a pursuit to achieve better viewership experience,” continued Georgiev.
Bulsatcom’s IPTV service carries three movie channels FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse, and an extensive array of unique thematic channels from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio.
Some of the thematic channels featured on Bulsatcom IPTV are FightBox which broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; FilmBox Extra is one of SPI’s premium movie channels featuring Hollywood blockbusters, European films and popular movies; DocuBox delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FashionBox provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style, and 360 TuneBox presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists. The line-up also includes Erox and Eroxxx for adult audiences.
About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 40 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 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 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. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.
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.
Bulsatcom EAD is the largest Pay TV operator in Bulgaria, with a leading position in offering satellite TV services and among the leaders in IPTV and TV Everywhere offers. A combined portfolio with high speed optical fibre internet services places Bulsatcom among the top 3 TV & ISP companies in the country.
Currently, Bulsatcom broadcasts over 250 channels, of which over 110 in HD format and over 5 in 4K ULTRA HD format. Bulsatcom maintains a rich list of exclusive thematic channels, among which Hobby TV, Hobby HD TV, Hobby Lov, TV+, Sport+ and many others.