SPI/FilmBox and ZAP Partner to Bring FilmBox Arthouse and More to Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde
SPI/FilmBox and ZAP announce that they have signed in 2021 their first distribution deal. The deal renders several products from SPI’s portfolio available to ZAP subscribers in Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde
SPI International continues to expand its footprint across Africa with multiple deals with major operators within the region. The company announces that they have inked their most recent deal with the digital satellite television provider ZAP for Gametoon, 360 TuneBox, FashionBox, FightBox, FilmBox Arthouse and Fast&FunBox. Viewers in Angola and Mozambique will be able to access these channels via ZAP’s offer.
“We are delighted to build on our presence in the African continent and especially happy to start this partnership with ZAP, the leading operator in Angola and Mozambique. We are excited to see such positive reactions to our channels from the African audience and strongly believe that SPI’s new additions will enrich the ZAP channel offering and engage with audiences who enjoy gaming, music, lifestyle, adrenaline sports, MMA and classical films,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.
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 which is dedicated to gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; FightBox
"This partnership with SPI reinforces the commitment that ZAP has with our subscribers, to offer the best content in the world. We’re convinced that SPI channels can help in this matter. The contents quality, originality and irreverence of the channels make this partnership an important step for ZAP to continue offering innovative and revolutionary channels in the market,” said José Carlos Lourenço, CEO at ZAP.
About SPI International
SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, 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 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any internet-connected device via major global streaming players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear offers and an on-demand service.
For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading supplier 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.
ZAP is a company that provides satellite television to Angola and Mozambique, holding a leading position with the distribution of a large variety of Portuguese speaking channels. In Angola, ZAP is the largest satellite TV operator and the only Dual Play Optic Fiber service provider offering Television with the most advanced features such as Restart TV, Timewarp, Video Club amongst other prominent features as well as the fastest internet on the market. In the Mozambican market, with an environment filled with strong competitors, ZAP persistent and consistently positions itself as the market´s leader in providing content and channels in Portuguese ensuring its gradual and steady growth in terms of market share.
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