SPI/FilmBox and Digital Virgo Partner to Bring FilmBox Africa and More to Africa

SPI/FilmBox and Digital Virgo have inked a brand-new distribution deal that brings eight exciting products from the SPI portfolio to Africa. These will be available to all Digital Virgo subscribers in multiple territories and through Molotov’s OTT platform across the continent

SPI International announces that FilmBox Africa and more from its diverse portfolio will be available in multiple territories in Africa via Digital Virgo. SPI/FilmBox content that appeals to a wide range of interests including adrenaline sports, gaming, fashion, music, documentaries, movies and series will be available to all Digital Virgo subscribers in multiple territories including Senegal, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Cameroon, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Congo, and through Molotov’s OTT service deployed by Digital Virgo across the African continent.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Digital Virgo to bring SPI’s home of great entertainment to multiple territories in Africa and introduce viewers to the breadth of our content, covering so many different genres that people of all ages and interests will definitely find something that they can enjoy,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.  

The deal grants access to the following via Digital Virgo: FilmBox Africa which broadcasts Hollywood blockbusters, popular hits and favorite evergreens; FilmBox Arthouse brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers. Gametoon which is dedicated to gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; FightBox 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; 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.

It was recently unveiled that Molotov, one of the leading streaming services in France with over 13 million users in the region, will partner with Digital Virgo to expand their services into the African market. This partnership allows SPI’s aforementioned products to be accessible on all devices through Molotov’s OTT service, which is deployed by Digital Virgo in the African continent. 

“Our solutions to monetize TV & VOD content are constantly enriched with new partners and an approach combining global entertainment but also more specific and local content. The partnership with SPI International fully meets this strategy and we are excited to bring these high-quality TV channels to our customers in more than 10 markets in Africa,” commented Vincent Taradel, CMO Digital Virgo.


About SPI International

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any internet-connected device via major global streaming players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear offers 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 market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.

About Digital Virgo

Digital Virgo brings the most of Mobile Payment with Carrier Billing strategies by connecting Merchants of goods and services to Telecom Operators’ Billing system. A fast, secure and simple method of payment which allows the payment of products and services directly from the monthly mobile subscription bill or via the credits on the prepaid card.

Our DNA is to address mobile payment in its entirety by deploying global strategies to optimize the billing considering strategic aspects such as Local Adaptation, Monetization, Digital Marketing or Regulatory & Compliance framework.

+25 offices Worldwide| +6 Billion Transactions managed every year | €352 Million turnover (2020) | 900 people

For more information, visit digitalvirgo.com