SPI / FILMBOX inks cooperation deal with E-Vision in the UAE

Global TV operator SPI International / FILMBOX is launching six channels on E-vision, an IPTV platform operated by Etisalat in the UAE.

SPI International and E-Vision signed an agreement, to launch six channels from SPI’s worldwide TV portfolio including a movie channel FilmBox, two sports channels – FightBox HD and Fast&FunBox HD, a classic/independent movie channel FilmBox Art House, a documentary channel about nature and human civilization called DocuBox as well as FunBox UHD which presents lifestyle, adventure, travel and performing arts programming in Ultra HD quality.

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Humaid Sahoo, CEO E-Vision commented: “Today’s strategic announcement with SPI International is in line with our long term strategy to partner with global players bringing the best in content to UAE. Etisalat eLife TV subscribers will be able to access world class entertainment and content bringing the best quality to customers. E-vision partnership with SPI reiterates our commitment to deliver comprehensive content to our client as a pioneer and trusted content aggregator in the region.”

"We are excited to bring our channels to E-Vision’s viewers in the Middle East. SPI channels offer top quality programming spanning from live MMA events, Formula One, amazing wild life documentaries to award-winning cinema masterpieces and blockbusters,” said Murat Muratoglu, SPI Head of Distribution for MENA, Turkey, APAC, Russia and CIS, Baltics, Bulgaria and Ex-Yugo. “We are glad to strengthen SPI’s collaboration with Etisalat in order to grow our TV brand and develop our business in the Middle East,” added Mr. Muratoglu.