SPI International extends new distribution agreement with South African networks

SPI International extends its Channel offerings to 1st Tier Operators in Africa
New distribution agreement with South African networks strengthens the position of SPI’s channel portfolio

SPI International continues to expand distribution of its channels in South Africa. Telkom, the wireless telecommunications provider, as well as Vodacom, a mobile communications company, will now have full access to SPI’s unique channels for their growing number of TV subscribers. The agreement includes all of the channels from the current SPI portfolio: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox ArtHouse, DocuBox, FightBox, Fast & Fun, FashionBox, 360TuneBox, and Gametoon. 
SPI makes it possible for anyone, anywhere in the world to view high quality content on their local television provider. Starting November 1, 2018, the IPTV OTT platform for mobile devices TV2GO will be operated by CAST-TV/Infinivy SA and will allow its programming to be easily accessible on any mobile device.
“To meet growing demand for TV consumption on mobile devices in Africa we wanted to ensure that Telkom and Vodacom mobile subscribers have access to SPI’s premium content via CAST TV/Infinivy platform in South Africa. We are excited to work with CAST TV/Infinivy and I am sure that South Africa will only be the start of our cooperation” says SPI International’s Amit Karni, Head of Distribution, Africa.
“Adding SPI’s channels to our TV2GO platform with its diverse genres and program offerings, allows us to boost our entertainment content lineup in order to meet the demands of our viewers”, says Yaron Chen, CEO of Infinivy.
SPI will be attending this year’s DISCOP in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14th–16th. Amit Karni, Head of Distribution Africa for SPI, will be participating on a panel during the market titled ‘United World of Animation’ on Wednesday, November 14th at 11:00 am, talking in more detail about the SPI gaming channel Gametoon, its continuous evolution and why it successfully resonates with the gaming community.
DISCOP Stand #: VB18