SPI International’s Dizi Channel and Gametoon Now Available with evision’s Home Entertainment Service in the Middle East
A CANAL+ company SPI/FilmBox and evision, the media & entertainment division of e& life with flagship entertainment services such as eLife TV, Switch TV, Misr TV and Mobily TV have extended their distribution agreement to include Gametoon and Dizi channels in MENA. This is in addition to SPI’s existing bouquet of linear offerings already available via evision in the Middle East. eLife TV subscribers can access Dizi channel through the basic package on channel 156 and Gametoon through the Sports package on channel 771. Branded corners will also be available for digital streaming via eLifeTV, Switch TV and Mobily TV, KSA.
“The growing affinity for Turkish series in the Middle East is undisputed, and we are excited to partner with evision, to deliver a compelling slate of award-winning and popular Turkish drama series to a wide audience who appreciates quality content,” commented Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International. “Gametoon is also one of our most sought-after channels, which I’m certain will delight esports fans very much,” added Muratoğlu.
The Dizi channel reaches millions of households worldwide, rapidly growing its global footprint. The channel features a slate of critically acclaimed Turkish drama series with captivating stories and A-list stars. It will be offered with the Arabic dubbing option.
Gametoon is a revolutionary channel created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts and features game reviews, esports tournaments, and exclusive game walkthroughs and sessions from popular streamers with large fan bases.
eLife TV already carries the following channels from SPI’s portfolio: The flagship FilmBox, which broadcasts Hollywood blockbusters, favorite evergreens and popular series; FightBox which broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; DocuBox which delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports and FunBox UHD broadcasts visually-groundbreaking documentaries and lifestyle programming.
About evision, from e&
Established in 1999, evision, the media & entertainment division of e& life (a business pillar of e&), is the largest and most trusted content aggregator in the MENAP region, with flagship entertainment services such as eLife TV, Switch TV, Misr TV and Mobily TV.
As a pioneer in home entertainment via IPTV and streaming services in the region, evision provides cloud-based content and platform solutions, as well as content management for IPTV, streaming, and mobile in all forms of entertainment across MENAP. With over 20 years of collaboration with Hollywood studios, independent studios, and regional content suppliers, evision delivers more than 600 TV channels and 15,000 hours of on-demand content across several languages.
evision also operates original and exclusive in-house channels such as ejunior, the most watched kids’ channel in the UAE; emasala, a 24-hour non-stop South Asian movie channel; and CricLife channels, 24-hour HD channels dedicated to being the Home of Cricket for MENA with live broadcast rights to major international cricket events.
evision signed a binding agreement in March 2022 to own a majority equity stake in STARZPLAY, a leading video streaming service in the region, through the evision-led consortium with ADQ.
To learn more about evision, please visit http://evision.ae/.
About SPI International
SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating 62 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and 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 Group 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 700 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
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