SPI/FilmBox and Net1 Ink Distribution Deal for FilmBox Extra and Nine Additional Channels

SPI/FilmBox and Net1 have partnered to bring SPI’s premium movie channel FilmBox Extra and nine other popular channels from SPI’s expansive portfolio to Net1 subscribers in Bulgaria

SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecom operator Net1 announced that they have struck a channel distribution deal that renders a total of 10 channels from SPI’s diverse portfolio accessible to Net1 subscribers in Bulgaria. Among the channels is SPI’s premium movie channel FilmBox Extra, which features a curated selection of great movies acquired from major producers and distributors. The deal includes three other versatile movie channels – FilmBox, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse – and a wide range of thematic channels dedicated to all sorts of content such as gaming, documentaries, sports, music, fashion and more. 

“We are very excited to announce the start of our partnership with Net1,” said Murat MuratoğluHead of Distribution at SPI International. “Our ten versatile channels will provide Net 1 subscribers with a vast amount of content to choose from depending on their interests,” continued Muratoğlu.  

SPI’s premium FilmBox Extra channel offers a great selection of blockbuster hits and award-winning movies featuring world famous stars. FilmBox Plus and FilmBox present Hollywood movies, favorite evergreens, and popular series and broadcast hundreds of premiere titles every year.

“Our partnership with SPI added quality content tailored to the needs of different users,” said Peter Rizov, Net1 Executive. “These 10 first-class channels complemented the diversity of our TV list. The launch came at the very appropriate time, when our customers, spending more time at home, because of the pandemic, received a choice of more than 200 channels with a variety of topics. To enable all our existing and new subscribers to enjoy this experience, they received from us the entire package of 10 channels as a gift for a promotional period of time. I hope that our cooperation with SPI will continue in the direction of content enrichment, so that we can satisfy all tastes,” added Rizov.

The other channels included in the deal are: FilmBox Arthouse which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; Gametoon which is dedicated 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.


About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 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 700 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. 

About Net1

NET1 is one of the leading Bulgarian telecoms founded over a decade ago.

The telecom offers its clients a variety of services (internet, television, mobile television, interactive television, flexible and individual business solutions, video surveillance for businesses, etc.) with an accent on quality service and high level of technical support. The company business philosophy combines the desire to provide premium quality services while developing close and friendly, long-term relationships with customers, employees and partners, based on mutual understanding, integrity and respect.