SPI/FilmBox and D-Smart Renew Linear and Expand Cooperation with Digital Partnership
SPI/FilmBox made its four channels available for another two years on D-Smart, one of the leading digital platforms in Turkey. In addition, subscribers will be able to live stream the channels, and access select VOD content from SPI’s channel portfolio on D-Smart’s OTT platform, D-Smart GO
SPI/FilmBox and D-Smart announced that they have renewed and extended their partnership to include an additional two years of broadcast rights for FilmBox, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, and DocuBox. The updated agreement will ensure that these channels from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio are made available to live-stream anytime and anywhere, along with VOD content from select SPI channels through D-Smart’s OTT platform, D-Smart GO.
“The tech-savvy consumers of today want premium, worldwide content to be at their disposal at all times. We are proud to be able to provide our customers with what they want and are excited to extend our distribution to digital with D-Smart, one of the biggest players in the Turkish market,” Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.
Among the channels that are available on D-Smart’s linear and digital platforms is SPI/FilmBox’s flagship channel FilmBox, which broadcasts Hollywood blockbusters, favorite evergreens and popular series from major producers and distributors. The other channels included are, FightBox which delivers electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world, DocuBox which offers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world, and Fast&FunBox which brings action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports.
“We are very excited to extend our channel range with SPI channels. Our users will be able to access highly entertaining content with FilmBox, FightBox, DocuBox, Fast&FunBox, and FashionBox. We would like to carry on this fruitful cooperation for many years,” said Başar Başarır, CCO&CMO at D-SMART.
In addition to FilmBox, FightBox, and DocuBox, D-Smart GO subscribers will also be able to access VOD content from SPI/FilmBox’s FashionBox, which provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style.
D-Smart was founded in 2007. One of the key actors of “Digital Broadcasting Platform”, D-Smart is a leading Turkish digital broadcasting platform carrying out operations within Demiroren Holding since 2018. Devoted to continuous development of our contents and services, we provide digital content services to our customers with fully HD movie and TV series channels, documentary channels, including National Geographic and Discovery Groups, and kids, life, music and radio channels, as well as all national channels, along with hundreds of channels broadcasting through Turksat and Hotbird satellites, more than 230 channels of which 98 are HD.
In line with developments and requirements of present-day, we do not restrict our “Digital Broadcasting Platform” services with television broadcasting only but also come to the forefront in the market with our D-Smart Internet services (wholesaler). As a digital entertainment platform combining both internet and television services, we can offer our customers the ease of getting only one bill for both services.
D-Smart GO is an internet-based entertainment service, streaming popular movies, series and TV shows. With D-Smart GO users watch anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Also they can play, pause, resume, rewind live channels up-to 3 days, record their favorite TV shows, all without subscription commitments. D-Smart GO offers a better viewing experience with personal profiles and also provide safe viewing experience for children with child mode and by parental control pins.
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.