SPI's Dizi is Now Available with Vivacom in Bulgaria

SPI/FilmBox (a CANAL+ company) and Bulgarian telecommunications provider Vivacom expand their partnership to include SPI’s premium drama hub Dizi in the latter’s channel offering. The channel which broadcasts a slate of award-winning popular Turkish series will be available to Vivacom subscribers starting February 1st at channel numbers 15, 42, and 55 on EON, DTH, and IPTV platforms, respectively. The companies have also extended the duration of their distribution deal which will allow subscribers to have continued access to a portfolio of SPI channels and FilmBox on-demand content.

“We are delighted to introduce new channels that feature top-quality, premium content to the audiences of one of our long-standing partners in Bulgaria, Vivacom. Dizi channel is one of our most popular channels across the world that appeals to both Turkish series enthusiasts and those who enjoy well-crafted stories with high-production value,” said Murat Muratoglu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.

“We at Vivacom are very happy that together with our long-term partner SPI, through the Dizi channel, will be able to present to our viewers a high-quality Turkish production. We believe this will be a very successful partnership that will delight lovers of well-told stories,” said Hristina Borisova, Senior Manager, Products & Services.

Vivacom already offers three movie channels from the SPI portfolio: FilmBox, FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Stars, thematic channels, and a wide selection of FilmBox on-demand content spanning all genres.  

About United Group and Vivacom:
Dutch-based United Group (https://united.group) is the leading telecommunications and media operator in Southeast Europe. Active in eight countries, the company has more than 15 million users and nearly 15,000 employees. It generates approximately €2.6 billion in annual revenues. United Group has the widest network coverage in the region and offers users the most attractive selection of TV content from around the world. Significant investments in digital infrastructure, content and technology ensure the excellence of the products and services it provides to customers. United Group has been majority owned by BC Partners, one of the largest global investment companies, since March 2019.

Since July 2020, Vivacom has been part of United Group. In Bulgaria, the group also includes Nova Broadcasting Group and The Telegraph newspaper.

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

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