SPI International’s Gametoon Launches on Vodafone Portugal

SPI/FilmBox and Vodafone Portugal ink new distribution deal for SPI’s revolutionary Gametoon. Gametoon will be offered in English within the basic and basic 100 packages.

SPI/FilmBox and telecommunications provider Vodafone Portugal announce the launch of SPI’s Gametoon on the latter’s services. Created by gamers for gamers, Gametoon will be offered in the English language and will be available to subscribers in the basic and basic 100 packages.

“We are delighted to build on our agreement with our-long standing partner Vodafone Portugal to give them an even better TV offer to engage their subscribers,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.Gametoon, is a one-of-a-kind product that speaks to the gaming community with engaging and authentic original content, brings quality gaming and esports together in one place for gaming fans worldwide,” added Twiss

In addition to Gametoon, Vodafone Portugal already carries four other products from the expansive SPI/FilmBox portfolio including: FightBox which broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox HD delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world and FunBox UHD brings visually-groundbreaking premium native UHD content devoted to nature, lifestyle, performing arts, music and more.  

Vodafone provides SPI’s linear and on-demand services to its subscribers in many countries globally, including The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Czechia and Turkey.    

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 Vodafone

Vodafone is a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa. Our purpose is to “connect for a better future” and our expertise and scale gives us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and – as COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated – we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare.  

Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe and a leading global IoT connectivity provider. Our M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 45m people to benefit from access to mobile payments and financial services. We operate mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partner with mobile networks in 48 more. As of 31 December 2020 we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 27m fixed broadband customers, over 22m TV customers and we connected more than 118m IoT devices. 

We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.

Vodafone is also taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025 and becoming net zero by 2040, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment.

For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com, follow us on Twitter at @VodafoneGroup or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/vodafone.

For more information please contact: