SPI/FilmBox and Discover Digital Bring Seven Additional Channels to Sub Saharan Africa

SPI/FilmBox and Discover Digital expanded their successful partnership in Sub Saharan Africa by adding another seven channels from SPI’s channel portfolio to the DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) platform

SPI/FilmBox announced their newly expanded partnership with DEOD will include an additional seven channels: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Gametoon HD and FashionBox HD.

“Building on the great response to FightBox HD amongst the DEOD subscribers who enjoy a live event every week, and together with our long term partner Discover Digital, I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our agreement to bring seven more channels to their platform. Now DEOD subscribers have access to a richer variety of great, HD quality channels from SPI/FilmBox,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.

Subscribers now have access to thousands of hours of high-quality content from some of the most popular SPI/FilmBox channels. FilmBox Africa and FilmBox ArtHouse featuring Hollywood movies and series, from the best directors and producers, along with works from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. The other channels included are: Gametoon HD, the esports channel created by gamers for gamers, FightBox HD which broadcasts live events every week such as KOK World Series, RXF MMA Championship, and MFC Makowski Fighting Championship, Fast&FunBox HD which offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports and DocuBox HD which delivers breath-taking documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world, FashionBox HD which provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style and finally, 360 TuneBox which presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists.

“We are very excited to add such a broad mix of quality content and extend our distribution partnership with SPI International”, said Stephen Watson, Director of Discover Digital International. “Not only do the additional FilmBox channels continue to provide our audiences with an excellent selection of broad entertainment, but they also continue to grow and diversify our formidable movie offering by introducing documentaries and arthouse titles.  This deal provides additional value for our broadcast and telco operator partners, who offer the DEOD service to their customers in multiple countries on the continent,” added Watson.  

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 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. 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. www.spiintl.com

About Discover Digital

Discover Digital is a dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media, VOD content and fintech technology products to enable our clients’ organisations achieve greater heights in today’s competitive and digitally-focused landscape.

Guided by a passionate desire to make meaningful, quality content accessible to everyone, Discover is a distribution and aggregation specialist that has developed various innovative technological solutions for telco operator and broadcast clients looking for access to superior products and trusted platforms, methods and industry expertise in the Video On Demand, TV Channel and overall digital media entertainment and ecommerce space.

For more information contact:

SPI International/FilmBox

Marc Weismann (GloCreative) marc@glocreative.com