SPI International’s Dizi Now Available Exclusively on MEO

SPI/FilmBox inked distribution deal with MEO for their premium drama hub Dizi which will launch both as a linear channel and SVOD on the platform’s distribution networks

SPI/FilmBox and MEO, Altice Portugal's consumer brand, the leading communications company in Portugal, announce that they have signed a distribution agreement to introduce SPI’s premium drama brand Dizi to Portugal. According to the deal, Dizi content will be offered both via linear channel and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) through the operator’s distribution networks in the basic package. Timeless Dizi Channel will be available to MEO subscribers at channel 77 with Portuguese subtitles and the viewers will be able to access renowned Dizi series on-demand through MEO’s SVOD offer “MEO Filmes e Séries” at position 80.

“We are delighted to bring the mesmerizing world of Dizi to more Western European audiences through this agreement with our long-standing partners MEO in Portugal,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International. “Our Dizi brand is extremely well received across the globe and we are looking forward to witnessing Dizi’s Portuguese fan base grow as they tune into these engaging series,” continued Twiss.

Established in April 2019, Dizi reaches millions of households worldwide, available in 50 countries and counting, including Western European countries like Luxembourg and Switzerland. With an award-winning slate of globally acclaimed Turkish drama series, the channel highlights include: Karadayi, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Black Money Love and Wings of Love.

“The launch of Dizi Channel differentiates and diversifies MEO's offer, allowing access, on the one hand, to content aimed at international fiction lovers and, on the other hand, to specific styles, such as series”, said Tiago Silva Lopes, Consumer Products and Services Director at Altice Portugal.

MEO already carries the gaming and esports channel Gametoon from SPI/FilmBox’s extensive portfolio.   
About SPI International

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 linear 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 players as well as local OTT providers. SPI owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service. 
For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading supplier 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 MEO

MEO, a company of the Altice Portugal Group, is the leading telecommunications operator in Portugal. Based on a strategy of innovation and differentiation, it has been marking the history of telecommunications in Portugal, anticipating the future by leading the most important milestones in mobile service, throughout the various technological generations (2G, 3G, 4G) and currently the new generation of 5G mobile technology. Innovation for MEO also means a bet on the diversification of its territories of performance, as demonstrated by the entry into the Ticket and Energy businesses, with MEO Blueticket and MEO Energia. First operator in the world to make its TV service available on the 3 major technological platforms, its purpose, through the relevance of its technology, services and products, is to keep the Portuguese connected to each other and to life.