SPI/FilmBox Expands Distribution in Russia with Beeline TV

Beeline TV subscribers in Russia will now have access to six major linear channels and digital services from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio

SPI/FilmBox continues to increase its footprint across Russia through strategic partnerships with some of the most prominent players in the region. SPI has expanded its channel distribution agreement with Beeline TV, operated by the Russian service provider VimpelCom, to include six of the most popular SPI/FilmBox channels.

‘’We are delighted to announce that SPI/FilmBox will now be able to deliver hundreds of hours of quality programming to the homes of Beeline TV subscribers in Russia. This important collaboration was made possible through our partnership with Orion and we are excited to provide top-quality content to more viewers across Russia,” said Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI

Through this deal, SPI’s most popular channels including five thematic channels, will become available to subscribers of Beeline TV in Russia. Among these channels is SPI’s flagship channel FilmBox, the Home of Good Movies, which offers a wide selection of American and European films for every taste. 

“Today’s users of video services are expecting a wide variety of high-quality content. We fulfill that expectation with our Beeline recommendation system, which is designed to make sure our viewers will have full access to all of SPI/FilmBox’s channels” said Alexey Zhuravlev, Director of Development at Beeline TV.

The other channels in the package include: FilmBox Arthouse, which offers the best selection of world cinema masterpieces; DocuBox, which delivers breath-taking documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; Fast & FunBox, which offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; FashionBox, which covers world fashion trends and news from famous brands and, FightBox, which offers spectacular live fighting events and combat sports programming, such as KOK World Series and RXF MMA Championship. 

“Orion is proud to partner with SPI/FilmBox. We made sure that all technical and production aspects were ready on time for this launch and we are excited that all Beeline TV subscribers in Russia, will now have access to these fantastic SPI/FilmBox channels,” said Irina Divnogortseva, Global Projects Director of Orion Group of Companies.    


About SPI International:

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 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 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 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. www.spiintl.com

About Beeline TV: 

PJSC VimpelCom (Beeline), a company of VEON Ltd. international group (NASDAQ and EuronextAmsterdam listed) that provides telecommunication and broadband services. 

About Orion:

Orion, Group of companies, has been working at the satellite TV market for 11 years (since 2005). The major activities of the company are delivery of satellite TV services to individual subscribers, placement of TV channels on satellites, TV channels maintenance and release, delivery of television content to cable networks. Orion covers 100% of Russian territory and the CIS.  Orion broadcasts from Intelsat 15 (85 °E), Horizons 2 (85 ° E) and Express AM5 (140 ° E) satellites. The company is at TOP-5 of Russian Pay TV market and is at TOP-20 of the biggest telecommunication companies in Russia. Orion Press Center: +7 (495) 741-81-01, ext. 1022; n.shmakova@orion-express.ru

For more information contact:

SPI International/FilmBox

Marc Weismann (GloCreative)