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CEE pay TV broadcaster nabs ex-HBO Europe exec

Poland’s SPI International has appointed a former HBO Europe country manager to take on the same role for its upcoming Hungarian portfolio.

As of June 1, Tamás Fülöp has been overseeing SPI’s local FoxBox movie channels, and soon-to-launch thematic hannels bouquet.

His overall remit comprises FightBox HD, FashionBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Fast&FunBox and adult channel Erox; and responsibilities include distribution, marketing and business operations of the premium networks.

Fülöp joins from a Hungarian business, Hattererorszag/Done, where he was director of business development. Before that, he was HBO’s country manager for Hungary, where he oversaw the launch of an SVOD service that ranks among the territory’s first.

He also held senior roles at TV2 in Hungary and Viacom-owned VIVA+.

“We are very excited to bring on board such an experienced media professional as Mr. Fulop,” said SPI-owned FilmBox International’s executive director Berk Uziyel.

“I strongly believe that his thourough knowledge of the TV business will contribute to the growth of our FilmBox brand not only in Hungary but also in the entire CEE region.”