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Canal+ buys FilmBox, Kino Polska owner SPI International

France’s Canal+ has struck a deal to take a 70% stake in SPI International, the European TV channel and streamer operator behind brands including FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska and recently launched SVOD Dizi. Loni Farhi, who founded SPI almost three decades ago, will continue to manage the business alongside CEO Berk Uziyel. Financial details have […]

CEE broadcaster bags A+E’s Knightfall

Central and Eastern European broadcaster SPI / Filmbox has acquired A+E Networks’ period action drama Knightfall and German crime series Einstein. Knightfall, originally for History and from A+E Studios, chronicles the adventures of the Knights Templar. The scripted series also counts The Combine and Midnight Radio as coproducers and has Dominic Minghella and Jeremy Renner […]

Filmbox channels launch in Russia

Channel operator SPI International has launched seven of its channels in Russia. The digital nets will roll out on the Telekarta platform, which is owned by pay TV operator Orion. The channels carried include the FilmBox and the FilmBox Art House channels, meaning drama series including The Young Pope and Modus will be available. The […]

FilmBox strikes Disney deal

The FilmBox channels has secured a raft of Disney television and film content as part of a pan-eastern Europe programming deal. The agreement between SPI International-owned FilmBox and Disney Media Distribution, gives the channels shows including American Crime as well as first-run feature film titles such as Big Hero 6, Planes 2 and Tinker Bell and […]

FunBox 4K channel expands reach

Pay TV channel provider SPI International has launched its FunBox 4K UHD channel on Vodafone Portugal’s platform. According to SPI International, Vodafone has already made a selected amount of content from FunBox 4K available on its TV Net Voz platform. The programming offer will gradually increase over the next few months to feature a wide […]

SPI launching channels on Ukrainian satellite service

European channel distributor SPI International is to launch a number of its thematic pay TV networks on Ukrainian satellite DTH platform Xtra TV. The FilmBox, 360TuneBox, FilmBox ArtHouse, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, FashionBox and FightBox channels will soon launch on the platform, available through the Xtra TV package. “This new package will complement Xtra TV’s offer for […]

New OTT service launches in Hungary

Telenor Hungary has launched a new OTT TV service, MyTV, offering live TV, catch-up TV and video-on-demand across a range of internet connected devices and screens. The servicewill deliver 14 channels initially, covering news, kids, sport and general interest programming. The channels at launch include AXN, AXN White, AXN Black, Duna, Duna World, Fashion Box, […]