SPI International Brings Dizi Channel and Hundreds of Hours of On-Demand Content with FilmBox+ to NXTDIGITAL India
SPI International, a CANAL+ company with extensive experience in channels management and curation, is thrilled to announce its partnership with NXTDIGITAL India to launch Dizi channel and the FilmBox+ streaming service. Subscribers now have the unique opportunity to enjoy Turkish drama series with Dizi, in Hindi. Accessible as a linear channel through the VAS Bouquet package and available on-demand via the FilmBox+ platform, viewers can dive into the captivating content anytime, anywhere. Viewers can also watch renowned world cinema classics on-demand via FilmBox Arthouse on the FilmBox+ streaming service.
Murat Muratoglu, Head of Distribution at SPI International, stated, "We are pleased to collaborate with NXTDIGITAL India to bring their viewers Dizi channel and FilmBox Arthouse content. This alliance marks a substantial stride in providing exceptional entertainment to Indian viewers. We're set to transform the digital TV experience with a range of content to suit different tastes."
Subscribers will have access to a wide selection of Dizi channel series and FilmBox Arthouse content on-demand via the FilmBox+ platform, which allows viewers to watch their favourite shows and films at their convenience.
Khalid Khan, CEO of India Spark and instrumental in forging the partnership between SPI International and NXTDIGITAL India, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration and said, "We observed the growing preference of Indian viewers for Turkish content over the past few years. Recognizing a significant opportunity here, we collaborated with SPI International to dub their content in Hindi. As a viewer, I believe this marks a ground-breaking moment for all of us — it could potentially be the first Turkish channel entirely dubbed in Hindi. Furthermore, FilmBox Arthouse will be a cinephile's dream. It will offer a collection of timeless classics from legendary directors like Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini, and more. Undoubtedly, it's a treasure trove of on-demand entertainment options for our audience. It was a long time coming, but here it is!"
N.K. Rouse, Chief Operating Officer, NXTDIGITAL, said, “It is a great time to get new internationally acclaimed content for the Indian masses when the world is coming closer. This partnership is a great way for us to give more value to our customers and bring them renowned content at their fingertips. The Dizi channel and the FilmBox+ partnership is a step ahead for NXTDIGITAL to provide quality entertainment to our customers on demand and open content avenues of the world for them.”
NXTDIGITAL is the digital media division of Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd. (HGS), the leading technology-led customer experience, business process management and digital media services player, backed by the global conglomerate Hinduja Group. The digital media business comprises content distribution platforms via cable and satellite, wired broadband, broadband-over-satellite services, enterprise solutions (ONEOTT iNTERTAINMENT Ltd.), technology services (IndusInd Media & Communications Ltd.), and content syndication (IN Entertainment Ltd.).
With a pan-India reach, NXTDIGITAL delivers television services via digital cable and the country’s only Headend-In-The-Sky (HITS) satellite platform under the brand names INDigital and NXTDIGITAL, respectively. The HITS service is available in over 1,500 cities and towns – covering over 4,500 PIN codes – with a significant presence in the fastest-growing demographics of semi-urban, semi-rural, and rural India. NXTDIGITAL is well-established nationally through a trained franchisee network of 10,000 digital services partners who deliver services to millions of customers across the length and breadth of the country.
HGS is listed on BSE and NSE. For the year ended March 31, 2023, HGS had revenues of Rs. 5,006.7 crore (US$ 621.5 million).
About SPI INTERNATIONAL
SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating TV channels and multiple digital products across six continents. It is a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, Asia, and Adria regions, including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names, such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, and Dizi, along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+. Working with over 800 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology, providing its subscribers with access to SPI's linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI's solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com