SPI/FilmBox and Türksat/KabloTV Expand Their Digital and Linear Partnership

SPI/FilmBox and Türksat/KabloTV announce that they have expanded their digital and linear partnership for three more years. The new agreement will also render SPI’s FilmBox Extra channel available to Türksat/KabloTV subscribers in Turkey. The channel content will also be accessible on demand via FilmBox Live.

Global media company SPI/FilmBox and Turkey’s largest cable operator Türksat/KabloTV announced that they have renewed and expanded their longstanding linear and digital partnership. The new agreement guarantees Türksat/KabloTV subscribers continued access to eight unique channels from SPI’s portfolio for an additional three years, along with SPI’s content streaming service, FilmBox Live. In addition to the renewal, the deal also makes SPI’s premium movie channel FilmBox Extra available to the subscribers in an add-on package. FilmBox Extra content will also be available to watch on demand through FilmBox Live, which is available to Türksat/KabloTV subscribers at a discounted special price, through a joint offer by FilmBox and Türksat.

“We are excited to launch one of our most in-demand premium movie channels FilmBox Extra in Turkey with our partners, Türksat/KabloTV,” commented Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International. “This renewed deal with the addition of FilmBox Extra, reflects both companies’ mutual commitment to providing our viewers with a wide range of popular and entertaining content spanning all genres,” added Muratoğlu.

FilmBox Extra is one of SPI’s premium movie channels, and is available in over 10 countries, reaching around 7 million households worldwide. The channel offers a wonderful selection of Hollywood blockbusters in full HD, and hundreds of premiere titles every year.

Cenk Şen, Türksat CEO, declared that they want to enrich their content (Türksat Kablo) day by day and said: "We will reap the benefits of our partnership with SPI / FilmBox very soon." Şen expressed his satisfaction with the agreement rendering SPI’s FilmBox Extra channel available to Türksat Kablo subscribers, which will be followed closely by documentary, game, and movie fans within the scope of enrichment of the content offered to KabloTV customers. "We will continue to offer high-quality content to KabloTV customers with affordable opportunities," he concluded.

The other channels included in the deal are: SPI’s flagship movie channel FilmBox; FilmBox Arthouse which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; Gametoon, a new generation gaming channel 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, 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 Türksat

Türksat is one of the world's leading satellite operators supplying all sorts of communications through satellites. Bringing different languages and cultures together through its global solutions in satellite communications, Türksat provides cable TV broadcasting and broadband internet services via its cable infrastructure as well for its domestic subscribers. Furthermore, Türksat operates the e-Government Portal within the scope of IT solutions and conducts projects for the provision of public services electronically.

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