SPI International’s FunBox UHD Launches on Pyur in Germany

SPI/FilmBox and Pyur have signed a distribution deal for SPI’s FunBox UHD making both the linear channel and, in the future, FunBox UHD on-demand content available on Pyur’s services in Germany

SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its footprint across Western Europe with key partnerships in the region. The global media company has struck a deal with Pyur, one of Germany’s leading fibre network operators, for FunBox UHD. The deal will render FunBox UHD available to all Pyur Advance TV Subscribers at no additional costs.

“We are excited to start our partnership with Pyur via one of our most coveted products worldwide. FunBox UHD’s visually-groundbreaking programming presented with 50% German audio for the first time through Pyur’s services, will take the viewers on an immersive virtual journey around the globe and more,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International.

FunBox UHD presents 100% premium native UHD programming dedicated to entertainment and lifestyle acquired from top producers and distributors around the globe.  

“With FunBox UHD, we are providing our customers with another channel in UHD quality, further pursuing our goal of offering Pyur customers new and varied content on our network,” said Stefan Riedel, Chief Consumer Officer at Tele Columbus AG.

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 recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear offers 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 Pyur

Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany’s leading fibre network operators, which reaches more than three million homes. Through its brand Pyur, the Company offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels on a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing association partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers, the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterfoehring. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.

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