SPI International’s Dizi Now Available on A1 Belarus

SPI/FilmBox has signed a deal with A1 Belarus to launch their premium drama hub Dizi as a linear channel and SVOD on A1’s IPTV platform

SPI/FilmBox and A1, one of the largest private telecom, ICT and content service providers in Belarus, announce that they have inked a distribution agreement for SPI’s premium drama brand Dizi which will be offered as both a linear channel and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) through the operator’s IPTV platform. Timeless Dizi Channel will be available to all A1 subscribers in Belarus and the viewers will be able to access Russian localized Dizi series on-demand through the operator’s video service.

“We are pleased to partner with A1, one of the leading players in the Belarusian market, for one of our most sought-after brands. We are confident that Timeless Dizi Channel and Dizi’s on-demand content will provide drama series enthusiasts in Belarus with a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that they can enjoy whenever and however they want,” commented Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.   

Established in April 2019, Dizi reaches millions of households worldwide, rapidly growing its global footprint with recent launches in Sub-Saharan Africa, CEE and Western Europe. With over 600 hours of fresh content including globally acclaimed drama series, the channel highlights include: Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers and more.

“It is important for us to continue developing video services for literally everyone - for viewers with different tastes, interests and needs,” commented Anton Bladik, Senior Director for Digital Platforms and Content at A1.

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 A1:

A1 is a telecommunications, ICT and content services provider in Belarus. The company began its commercial activities on April 16, 1999, becoming the first mobile operator of the GSM standard in the country. Since November 2007, the company is part of A1 Telekom Austria Group, the European subsidiary of the multinational holding América Móvil, one of the world's largest wireless service providers. Until August 2019, the company conducted operations under the brand name Velcom.

A1 customers in Belarus are more than 4.9 million people, over 1.1 million households have accessibility to a fixed communication network using GPON and Ethernet technologies in regional cities and the largest district centers. In addition, A1 provides IPTV digital television services under the brand name VOKA, as well as data storage and cloud services based on its own data center, one of the largest in the country. The company employs about 2,700 people, and branded sales and service centers are located in all major cities of the country.