DocuBay snaps up premium slate from SPI International

Invisible Wildlife Photographer

SPI International has sold a raft of titles into fledgling global doc streamer DocuBay.

The distributor has struck a seven-title deal with the Mumbai-headquartered DocuBay that covers premium titles including Turandot, Small Cams – Big Beasts, Time Hopper, Eye To Eye With Everest: Death On A Mountain, Invisible Wildlife Photographer, Riders In The Land Of The Setting Sun and Rwanda 17.

All seven films are now available to stream in 180-plus countries via the DocuBay app and website.

Backed by India’s In10 Media – owners of Epic Channel, recognised locally as the “Discovery Channel of India” – DocuBay launched earlier this year and is positioning itself as a global docs-only streaming effort.

The platform offers films on a number of genres, including culture, nature, travel, adventure, sports and biography. Titles are arranged by curated ‘bays’ such as NatureBay and CultureBay, with the company uploading a new film to the platform each day.

Hubert Ornass-Kubacki, head of content sales at SPI International, said: “SPI International brings together international documentaries of the highest quality with world-class partners. We deliver the award-winning, premium documentaries that our global audience expects from us, every day.

“It is very exciting to share that our first distribution agreement with DocuBay includes seven of our best documentaries and that both parties are eager to keep growing this partnership for many years to come.”

Akul Tripathi, COO of DocuBay, added: “SPI International’s tremendous catalogue of exceptional content is right in line with DocuBay’s mission of providing viewers with the best in independent feature documentary films.

“With DocuBay now available to a global audience, we look forward to growing our community of documentary film fans through strategic partnerships with premium content distributors such as SPI International.”

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