SPI International’s Dizi Launches with Focus Sat in Romania
SPI/FilmBox and Focus Sat have recently inked a new distribution deal for SPI’s drama service Dizi. Starting January 4th 2021, Focus Sat subscribers will be able to access Dizi in their MozaicPlus extra-basic package.
SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its footprint in Romania through new distribution agreements with key partners in the region. The new distribution agreement with Focus Sat, one of the biggest providers of digital satellite television services in Romania, renders SPI’s Dizi available to subscribers in the MozaicPlus extra-basic package starting January 4th 2021. Dizi will be offered in the original Turkish language with Romanian subtitles.
“We are delighted to be able to bring the mesmerizing world of Turkish series with Dizi to a larger audience in Romania with one of our long-standing partners, Focus Sat,” commented Tamas Fülöp, Regional Director of Operations at SPI International. “Turkish series have travelled to 146 countries worldwide reaching 700 million people. What makes Dizi unique is that it brings the best Turkish series from major producers together in one place for all to enjoy, 24/7,” added Fülop.
Launched in April 2019, Dizi currently reaches 25 million households worldwide in 81 countries rapidly growing its presence globally with recent launches in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. With over 600 hours of fresh content including globally acclaimed series, the current highlights include: International Emmy Award winning Endless Love, Insider, Stiletto Vendetta, Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Red Scarf and The End. Dizi also brings three unique and exclusive series to international screens for the first time: Moms and Mothers, Five Brothers and The 8th Day.
“We constantly monitor trends in consumer interest for different genres, specific television channels or types of programs and we try to integrate them into our content offer. We focus all our efforts on enriching our line-up with new movies, series and other attractive TV content, and our long-standing partnership with SPI International is a living proof in this respect,” Mihai Tilina, General Manager of Eviso Marketing Advisory Romania SA, said.
SPI’s flagship FilmBox service is also available to Focus Sat subscribers with linear and on-demand offerings. All Focus Sat customers with an active subscription to the FilmBox premium package can access the FilmBox Live streaming service at no additional cost. Focus Sat also carries seven other channels from the expansive SPI/FilmBox portfolio including a string of movie channels: FilmBox, FilmBox Stars, FilmBox Family, FilmBox Premium, FilmBox Extra HD and two thematic channels, FightBox and DocuBox.
About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service 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 Focus Sat
Focus Sat was launched in 2004 as the first provider of digital satellite television services in Romania, with a mission to bring joy to Romanian audiences. Focus Sat digital satellite television provides the solution for a new lifestyle which emphasizes freedom of choice, high quality, and reliability. With a special emphasis placed on a complete interactive client experience, the new Focus Sat app complements its satellite linear offering with restart and replay of favourite content or on-demand premium services. Focus Sat is part of Canal+ Luxembourg S.à r.l. - one of Europe’s largest operators of satellite and IP-based TV platforms - and is available under different brands in different countries: Freesat and Skylink in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Canal Digitaal and Online.nl in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen and TeleSat in Belgium, UPC Direct in Hungary, HD Austria in Austria. All brands offer tailor-made packages for clients adapted to the local culture and language in these countries. Nowadays, M7 Canal+ Group provides more than 3 million subscribers with hundreds of satellite and IP-based radio and television services in digital, HD and UHD quality. M7 Canal+ Group also provides broadband and telephone services to its customers in the Netherlands and Belgium. M7 Canal+ Platform Services provides broadcasters with end-to-end distribution solutions for DTH, cable and IPTV reception. You can find more information at www.m7group.eu