SPI/FilmBox and waipu.tv Partner to Bring Seven Channels to Germany

SPI/FilmBox and waipu.tv have signed a new channel distribution deal that features seven exciting channels from SPI’s portfolio.

SPI International is thrilled to announce that seven channels from its diverse portfolio will be available to subscribers of the German IPTV platform waipu.tv. The channels that feature content spanning all genres including movies, documentaries, gaming, music and lifestyle will be offered to subscribers of the platform in the new Perfect Plus package.

“We are excited to grow the presence of our channels in Western Europe with our new partners, waipu.tv,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “Together with the waipu.tv team, we selected a strong range of channels from our portfolio to complement the needs of their subscribers and we believe that our channels will be great additions to waipu.tv’s content offer, and their new Perfect Plus package,” added Twiss. 

The channels included in the deal are: SPI’s well-curated arthouse movie channel FilmBox Arthouse, which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers. Gametoon HD which is dedicated to gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; FightBox HD broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; Fast&FunBox HD  offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox HD 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.

Markus Haertenstein, Executive Board Member of EXARING AG, the company behind waipu.tv added: “With the new Perfect Plus package waipu.tv offers Germany's largest TV package with more than 150 TV channels including over 45 pay TV channels at a very competitive price. Together with the best television channels, we provide attractive video on demand content. Furthermore, customers enjoy many convenience functions such as restart, record and pause. With the launch of the largest TV package, waipu.tv truly is the "Home of Entertainment in Germany."


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 EXARING AG and waipu.tv

EXARING develops and operates the first fully integrated platform for IP entertainment services in Germany. "waipu.tv", which was launched as a next-generation IPTV-platform in 2016, is today the market leader for IPTV via Internet in Germany. With waipu.tv, the set-top box disappears from the living room, as it can be received wirelessly on all devices in the WIFI - even on several devices at the same time.

EXARING AG was founded in Munich in 2013. The largest single shareholder is the freenet Group. The founder and CEO is Christoph Bellmer. More information at www.exaring.de  and www.waipu.tv