SPI/FilmBox Inks Partnership with HUAWEI to Bring Its VOD Content to HUAWEI Branded Devices in 23 Countries
SPI/FilmBox and HUAWEI have inked a new agreement that allows FilmBox On Demand content to be featured in HUAWEI’s new platform HUAWEI Video in 23 countries including UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Turkey and Russia
SPI/FilmBox and HUAWEI, one of the leading global ICT infrastructure providers and smart phone manufacturers, have partnered to bring FilmBox On Demand content to HUAWEI Video in 23 countries, including UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Turkey and Russia. Through this collaboration, HUAWEI smart device users will be able to access specially-curated and localized SPI movie titles, ranging from Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning world cinema gems to arthouse classics. Other VOD content accessible to users through this collaboration include TV series, visually ground-breaking documentaries, lifestyle programming, adrenaline sports entertainment, esports and mixed-martial arts tournaments.
HUAWEI announced today that its entertainment service HUAWEI Video will now be available to more countries together with its new mobile flagship P40 series, which will allow users to access the FilmBox On Demand VOD content easily and efficiently.
“We are very excited to bring the rich and curated catalogue of FilmBox On Demand to many countries across the globe through HUAWEI’s new VOD service HUAWEI Video, available on HUAWEI mobile devices that offer premium viewing and sound experience,” said Berkin Ecevit, Sales & Business Development Director at SPI International.
“We’re pleased to offer our HUAWEI Video service so people across Europe can easily explore the thousands of videos and movies available from our partners, anywhere and anytime,” said Jervis Su, Vice President of Mobile Services, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group.
HUAWEI Video has integrated a range of services from multiple international and European entertainment providers, to offer an extensive library housed all in one place and making them natively pre-installed in the app. Premium content can be enjoyed via subscription, rental or for some news, factual and entertainment content, for free.
FilmBox On Demand allows specially-curated SPI titles, including movies and thematic content, to be served through the OTT extensions of established platforms under a branded corner. The titles could be delivered to meet the needs of each platform.
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 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 HUAWEI Consumer BG
HUAWEI’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fifteen R&D centres have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. HUAWEI Consumer BG is one of HUAWEI’s three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. HUAWEI’s global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.