SPI International’s Dizi Now Available on du in the Middle East
SPI/FilmBox and SAWA Rights Management (SRM) make Dizi available to du’s subscribers in the United Arab Emirates in the Arabic Essential package
SPI/FilmBox, in collaboration with UAE-based content licensing management company, SAWA Rights Management (SRM), has announced the launch of Dizi on du’s TV platform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). SPI’s long-standing partner and one of the leading telecommunications service providers in the UAE, du will offer SPI’s premium Turkish drama hub Dizi in the “Arabic Essential” package.
“Turkish series became a global phenomenon in recent years and they are exceptionally popular in the Middle East. It is our absolute pleasure to make the riveting world of Dizi accessible to more households in the UAE with du through our partnership with SAWA,” Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.
Established in April 2019, Dizi broadcasts award-winning and popular Turkish series dubbed in multiple languages. Dizi reaches millions of households worldwide, rapidly growing its global footprint with recent launches in Sub-Saharan Africa, CEE and Western Europe. Over 600 hours of popular series including the International Emmy Award-winning Endless Love, global phenomenon Black Money Love and other successful productions starring A-list stars such as Tuba Büyüküstün, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, and Farah Zeynep Abdullah will be available to subscribers, dubbed in Arabic.
Ali Ajouz, Chief Executive Officer, SAWA Rights Management, said: “Once again, we are delighted to bring to our platform clients across the Middle East, the opportunity to add Dizi, a top-quality and entertainment-rich TV channel that will satisfy the most demanding of TV viewers. In addition to adding Dizi to du’s Essential-Arabic package, we are working hard to add Dizi on as many platforms as possible.”
du already carries great family entertainment channels from the SPI’s portfolio such as the flagship channel FilmBox HD, bringing viewers Hollywood blockbusters; FightBox HD which broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage and DocuBox HD which delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries. All this and more are available to du subscribers as part of the English Essential TV package.
About SPI INTERNATIONAL
SPI INTERNATIONAL is a global media company operating 42 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide.
SPI was founded 28 years ago and has extensive experience in the TV and broadcasting industry. The company operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, CIS and Ex-Yugo regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia, the Netherlands and Russia. SPI is one of the premier movie service providers in the countries where it operates, with FilmBox being its flagship movie service. 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.
SPI’s brands reach millions of households through operators, partner platforms and SPI’s own digital products globally. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content and FilmBox+ service that has over one million subscribers. The company recently launched a new digital service, Dizi, a state-of-the-art aggregator of the best Turkish series worldwide. SPI also 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 markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.
About SAWA Rights Management (SRM):
SAWA Rights Management FZ LLC (SRM) is a Dubai Media City company and part of the SAWA Group of companies founded by Group CEO, Ali Ajouz. SRM is a strategic service provider to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Television industry, offering a wide range of services to broadcasters, Pay-TV Platforms, Hospitality, IPTV/OTT Networks, Telecom Operators and ISPs. SRM represents a wide range of TV Networks and thousands of hours of content from regional and international licensors including FOX Networks Group (Disney), M6 Thematique, France TV, RTL, Channel One Russia, OSN, MBC, Rotana and many more. All in all, SRM represents and licenses over 300 HD, SD and 4K TV channels making SRM the single largest supplier of TV Services to platforms in the MENA region.
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