SPI International Expands Collaboration with Fubo’s Molotov to Include Fast&FunBox and FightBox

SPI International, a CANAL+ company that has extensive expertise in channel curation and management across Free-to-Air (FTA), Pay TV and digital platforms, is pleased to announce the expansion of its partnership with the French OTT service Molotov, owned by the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform Fubo. Building on the existing agreement, which currently includes the channel Gametoon, SPI International is proud to introduce two new channels, Fast&FunBox and FightBox, to Molotov's lineup. The channels will be available in Molotov’s extended basic package.

Fast&FunBox celebrates the exhilaration of adrenaline-fueled sports, offering captivating programming and thrilling competitions across a diverse array of disciplines, including car racing, motocross, snowboarding, and skateboarding. FightBox, on the other hand, is dedicated to combat sports, offering a comprehensive selection of exclusive content, live events and weekly programming across mixed martial arts, boxing, wrestling, karate, kickboxing, taekwondo among other disciplines.

"We're excited to further strengthen our relationship with Molotov by introducing Fast&FunBox and FightBox to French audiences. These offerings, alongside Gametoon, cater to MMA, extreme sports, and esports enthusiasts, in harmony with Fubo's mission to deliver dynamic sports entertainment to audiences worldwide. With SPI International's channels on Molotov, viewers can enjoy a diverse range of sports content including appointment to view live fights and breathtaking adrenaline sports," commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International.

Additionally, esports enthusiasts can dive into Gametoon on Molotov's "Gamer Zone" package for the latest news from the gaming world, expert tips from renowned gamers and YouTubers, exciting tournaments, and much more.

“Our parent company, Fubo, has built a successful business in multiple countries following the sports entertainment model, and we plan to expand Molotov’s offering in the same way”, said Grégory Samak, MD at Molotov. “As a player in MMA, extreme sports and esports - all growing sports in France - SPI international is an obvious partner for Molotov as we go deeper into sport.”


About Molotov
Founded by Jean-David Blanc (creator of AlloCiné) and Pierre Lescure (co-founder of Canal+), Molotov is a streaming platform that is revolutionizing access to television (TechCrunch). Available on all screens and connected devices, Molotov offers a unique experience combining linear and non-linear programs from nearly 200 TV channels and publishers in a single interface. Selected in the French Tech 120 government index, the 10 Top Start-ups LinkedIn 2020, and awarded four times ''Best App of the Year'' by users of the App Store (Apple), Google Play (Android) and by AppAnnie, Molotov has been part of the American group Fubo Inc. since December 2021, the world's first live TV streaming platform focused on sports.

SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and 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 International owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, 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