SPI/FilmBox Furthers the MENA Expansion of Its Drama Hub Dizi with Digital Virgo
SPI/FilmBox furthers the MENA expansion of its drama hub Dizi with Digital Virgo, integrating into DV CONTENT, a catalogue of digital services designed for mobile operators. According to a new distribution deal between the long-standing partners, Dizi will be available in Arabic on the products, PlayVOD, Veedz and Unlimited Streaming in Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Oman.
Dizi broadcasts critically acclaimed Turkish drama series starring popular stars and reaches millions of households worldwide. “We are pleased to expand our partnership with Digital Virgo to bring some of the most popular series to both existing and potential Turkish series enthusiasts in MENA,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International.
The Dizi deal builds on the existing partnership between SPI and Digital Virgo, which made SPI’s movie and thematic propositions including, FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Gametoon and FightBox available to multiple countries in Africa last year.
“Premium content is essential to the success of our offer. We are pleased to continue this partnership with Dizi, bringing another deal on the table with added-value Turkish series - locally adapted content that meets the needs of the viewers in MENA,” said Achraf Ammour, Sales Director for the African Market at Digital Virgo.
About Digital Virgo:
Digital Virgo is an international player in the mobile payment industry with an offer dedicated to the content ecosystem, DV CONTENT. A catalogue of turnkey platforms for Telcos and a global distribution network for content creators.
With this offer, Digital Virgo gives the opportunity to Mobile Operators to be connected quickly and efficiently to key players of the content ecosystem particularly in the areas of gaming, music, video, TV, youth, edutainment and e-learning. An offer which integrates the technical platform, premium content, payment module and promotional features.
For content creators, becoming part of DV CONTENT’s services is the occasion to integrate corners and marketplaces of Mobile Operators in more than 40 countries. A strong and sustainable distribution network to address new users and grow their business.
Since 2008, Digital Virgo has built partnerships with over 150 operators in more than 40 countries, thanks to local teams mainly in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Digital Virgo handles over 9 billion transactions per year, with a turnover of 390 million euros in 2021 thanks to 900 employees worldwide.
More information on digitalvirgo.com
About SPI INTERNATIONAL
SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating 42 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, CIS and Ex-Yugo regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI Group owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com