SPI/FilmBox and Red Bull Media House Ink a New 4K/UHD Content Deal for FunBox UHD
SPI/FilmBox acquires documentary series “Culinary Heights at Ikarus” from Red Bull Media House for its 4K and HD channels including FunBox UHD. Through the deal, SPI will also be able to sublicense the series to third parties in select territories.
SPI/FilmBox and globally distributed multi-platform media company Red Bull Media House have inked their second content acquisition deal for FunBox UHD, SPI’s general entertainment channel which presents visually-groundbreaking content devoted to nature, travel and lifestyle in native Ultra HD. The deal grants SPI both the broadcast rights to the exhilarating series “Culinary Heights at Ikarus” (12x50’) on their 4K & HD channels and its sublicensing rights to third parties in select territories.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Red Bull Media House once again to expand our portfolio of dynamic programming with incredible visual quality,” said Revi Benshoshan, Director of Acquisitions at SPI International. “The addition of Culinary Heights at Ikarus to SPI’s portfolio reflects our commitment to providing our audiences with a diverse range of quality programming to suit different tastes,” continued Benshoshan.
“Culinary Heights at Ikarus” offers a unique glimpse into the world of high-end cuisine. Each month at Salzburg’s two Michelin-starred Restaurant Ikarus, a different top international chef creates the menu. For this globally unique concept, Hangar-7 executive chef Martin Klein visits the cream of the crop, takes a look behind the scenes of haute cuisine, and is let in on some exciting culinary secrets. The series provides an interesting portrait of each guest chef, their culinary philosophy, and the food culture of their country.
SPI had previously acquired the adventure series “The Rocky Mountains Traverse” from Red Bull Media House, which follows two adventurers on the longest paragliding air journey ever accomplished. For their 35 days in the air, the paragliding duo was nominated as the National Geographic Adventurers of the Year and the film was also a part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2015.
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 Red Bull Media House
Red Bull Media House is an award-winning, globally distributed multi-platform media company on a mission to inspire with “beyond the ordinary” stories – both direct-to-consumer and through partnerships. With a focus on sports, culture and lifestyle content, Red Bull Media House offers a wide range of premium media products across TV, mobile, digital, audio and print. Red Bull Media House produces and licenses a broad selection of global live broadcast events, compelling and inspirational local storytelling with original short and long-form programming as well as feature films from around the world.