SPI International Affiliate Kino Polska TV S.A. Inks Content Acquisition Deal with The Walt Disney Company for Poland
SPI affiliate Kino Polska TV S.A recently inked a new content license agreement with the Walt Disney Company to deliver a wide array of new movies and hit TV series to Stopklatka, Zoom TV, and Kino TV viewers in Poland
SPI International affiliate Kino Polska TV S.A continues to add to its impressive selection of movies and TV series through new content license agreements with key players in the industry. The latest agreement is with the leading international family entertainment and media enterprise, The Walt Disney Company, and aims to bring a diversified portfolio of new movies including Hollywood-blockbusters, critically-acclaimed movies and hit television series to Poland. The vast majority of the new titles will air on Polish linear movie channel Stopklatka, with some slotted to broadcast on Zoom TV and Kino TV.
“Our partnership with The Walt Disney Company reflects our commitment to delivering highly-demanded, top quality content in all genres to our audiences in Poland. The new titles that we acquired through this deal, will enhance the TV viewing experience of Stopklatka, Zoom TV and Kino TV audiences,” said Magdalena Blasiak, Acquisitions Director at SPI International.
Some of the highlights from the deal include: The first three seasons of Golden Globe-winning sci-fi mystery series, The X Files; a critically-acclaimed slate of Academy Award-winners such as; Speed, starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves; Black Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis; and Moulin Rouge, directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
The agreement also features Hollywood-blockbusters like Planet of the Apes (2001), Predator, and Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Kino Polska. The Walt Disney Company is committed to providing regional audiences with the most compelling content available, and to entertain audiences around the world with unparalleled storytelling,” said Anna Walczak, Sales Director, CEE & Africa at The Walt Disney Company.
Kino Polska TV S.A. owns and operates – among others– the three aforementioned channels in Poland: Stopklatka, Poland’s first terrestrial movie channel; Zoom TV, female-skewed terrestrial entertainment channel; and Kino TV, which features well-known movies that are worth multiple viewings for all audiences. The SPI affiliate had also revealed the launch of its production arm last year in October, which aims to focus primarily on big-budget Polish movies and international co-productions.
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 The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries is a diversified worldwide entertainment company with operations in four business segments: Media Networks; Parks, Experiences and Products; Studio Entertainment; and Direct-to-Consumer and International. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $69.6 billion in its last fiscal year (FY19).
Seeking to entertain, inform and inspire people around the globe through the power of unparalleled storytelling, The Walt Disney Company has been in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for over 80 years, employing thousands of people across the region and reaching consumers in more than 130 countries. The Walt Disney Company’s iconic brands - including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, FOX, FOX Sports and ESPN - are experienced diversely across the region in cinemas, on TV screens, online, at retail, in Disney Stores and at Disneyland Paris.