SPI/FilmBox Launches Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) and Two Additional Thematic Channels with Telekom Romania
SPI/FilmBox and Telekom Romania have signed a channel distribution agreement to launch Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), DocuBox and FightBox from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio
SPI/FilmBox announces that Telekom Romania subscribers will now have access to Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), one of the fastest-growing drama genre channels in the world, and two additional thematic channels from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio. TDC, DocuBox and FightBox will be available in the basic package across all of Telekom Romania’s distribution networks.
“We are excited to launch three of our most riveting channels on Telekom Romania, one of the biggest players in the region. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality programming across all genres on our channels, and we are confident that Telekom Romania subscribers will thoroughly enjoy TDC, DocuBox and FightBox,” said Tamas Fülöp, Regional Director of Operations at SPI International.
SPI/FilmBox’s premium Turkish drama channel TDC has been rapidly soaring to success across the globe since its launch in April 2019. The channel now reaches 5 million homes in 14 countries and plans to double its market penetration in 2020.
Created in partnership with Ay Yapim, TDC offers over 600 hours of fresh content including nine globally acclaimed Turkish TV series: Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day. The channel also brings to the forefront some of Turkey’s most talented actors and actresses such as Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Bergüzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün.
“We are happy that our customers will have access to new, exciting, internationally awarded content, through TDC, DocuBox and FightBox channels, newly introduced in Telekom Romania’s TV grid. Our partnership with SPI International is a new step in our efforts to respond to the needs and requirements of the Romanians in terms of preferred TV content and we look forward to developing this partnership” said Andreas Elsner, Chief Commercial Officer, Residential Segment, Telekom Romania.
Through this deal, Telekom Romania subscribers will enjoy 3 of SPI/FilmBox’s unique thematic channels: TDC, the first global Turkish drama channel; FightBox which delivers electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world, and DocuBox which offers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world.
All of the channels will be available to Telekom Romania subscribers in the basic package through DTH, IPTV and DVBC technologies.
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 60 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 Telekom Romania
Telekom Romania is a dynamic brand, offering fixed and mobile innovative communication services to a broad customer community.
Our solutions open a world of infinite opportunities to share the beauty of life together with our families, friends, partners, colleagues and citizens around us. Our mission is to enrich people’s lives, by offering them fixed and mobile integrated services, latest technologies like 4G, optical fibre, as well as Internet TV which brings users a new entertainment experience, with access to exclusive and quality content, on all screens, and advanced interactive features. Telekom Romania is the trusted partner for companies, providing them with complete communications and IT&C solutions. Our network is bringing together people, machines and content, connecting them for a better, safer, simpler future.
Telekom Romania is present in the Romanian market since 2014, after the joint rebranding of Romtelecom and COSMOTE Romania.
Telekom is a brand pertaining to Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies.