SPI/FilmBox Launches FilmBox Arthouse and More with eir in Ireland

SPI/FilmBox and eir have concluded a distribution agreement for FilmBox Arthouse, Gametoon, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox and FashionBox.  

SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its footprint in Western Europe through new distribution deals with major players in the industry. The company has recently inked a distribution deal with eir, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Ireland for FilmBox Arthouse, Gametoon, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox and FashionBox – all of which will be offered in the eir TV Extra extended basic package.

“We are delighted to be partnering with eir, as they continue to build their business in Ireland and strengthen their content proposition,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “With hundreds of hours of content spanning all genres, we are excited to be adding even more value to the eir TV Extra pack for eir customers to enjoy,” added Twiss.   

The deal will grant access to the following: FilmBox Arthouse, which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; the revolutionary Gametoon HD which is dedicated to gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; Fast&FunBox HD  offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox HD delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world and FashionBox provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style.


About SPI International

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 linear 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.

About eir

eir is the largest provider of fixed line telecommunications services in Ireland, offering broadband, voice, TV, and data services to residential, small business, enterprise and government segments. eir is the third largest mobile operator in Ireland in terms of revenue and customers. The company operates the eir mobile and GoMo services. eir’s wholesaledivision, open eir, is the largest wholesale telecommunications operator in Ireland, providing products and services to national and international wholesale customers across a range of regulated and unregulated markets.