SPI International’s FilmBox Action Launches on StarTimes

SPI International is pleased to announce the launch of FilmBox Action on StarTimes, one of the leading TV operators in Africa. Starting April 1st, 2023, FilmBox Action will be available in the Basic and Smart packages on DTT at channel number 60 and DTH at channel 140, respectively.

"We are excited to expand our relationship with StarTimes and bring FilmBox Action to their platform. We are long term partners and we believe Filmbox Action is the perfect addition to the Startimes existing movie offering. Together we have already made Dizi channel, our Turkish drama channel a huge success and we expect the same for Filmbox Action,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD of Western Europe and Africa at SPI International. 

FilmBox Action is a premium movie channel that offers a variety of action-packed movies and series, including Hollywood blockbusters starring A-list action cinema stars like Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jet Li, Jackie Chan and many others. With its unique selection of adrenaline-fueled programming, the channel is set to become a go-to destination for action fans in Africa. 

“To keep offering fresh content of quality on StarTimes is one of our long-term pursuits,” said Lily Meng, Head of StarTimes Media Division. “We enjoy the collaboration with SPI International and trust that the synergy will lead to more fascinating chemical reactions in future, which can benefit our audiences across Africa. FilmBox Action will definitely prove its charm once it’s on air. Stay tuned to StarTimes for all these exciting movies and series!” 

About Startimes

StarTimes is the leading digital TV operator in Africa, serving 16 million DVB subscribers and 28 million OTT users in 30+ countries. StarTimes owns a 700+ channels’ content platform combining African local channels (75%) and international channels (25%). The company's vision is "To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV".


SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating 62 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and is 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