SPI International

Kids round-up: Fred Rogers names creative development manager; Studio 100 & SPI ink content deal; D360 strikes global sales  

Fred Rogers names creative development manager US-based Donkey Hodie producer Fred Rogers Productions has appointed Gabrielle Howard to the newly created role of creative development manager. In her new role, Howard will manage the company’s growing portfolio of IP in development. She will report to Ellen Doherty, chief creative officer. In addition to managing the […]

Buyers Profiles: NTV’s Gabi Nensel & SPI’s Revi Benshoshan

This instalment of our TBI Buyers Profiles features Russian broadcaster NTV and Netherlands-based SPI International, which operates more than 30 networks around the world. NTV’s Gabi Nensel tells us about the best performing shows on his network and what he’s looking for next, while SPI’s acquisitions chief Revi Benshoshan outlines key programmes and his rights […]

Kids round-up: Peacock & Hulu catch ‘Dragons’ spin-off; Nick India launches original; SPI Int’l takes ‘Smurfs’ digital rights

Peacock & Hulu catch ‘Dragons’ spin-off NBCUniversal-owned Peacock and Disney’s Hulu have both picked up Dragons: The Nine Realms, the latest spinoff in the How To Train Your Dragon franchise from DreamWorks Animation. The CG-animated series will debut simultaneously on both US streaming services on 23 December, with the 6 x 22-minute series set 1,300 years after the events […]

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 […]

SPI International unveils Dizi streaming service

SPI International has unveiled its new Turkish content-focused digital streaming service, Dizi. The Dizi app is an extension of the acclaimed Turkish  channel of the same way, and will present viewers with access to series, telenovelas and soap operas. Dizi features around 400 hours of content including series such as Black Money Love, Kurt Seyit […]

SPI’s Kino Polska TV to expand reach of Turkish channel Dizi

SPI International’s Kino Polska TV is launching Turkish channel Dizi in Poland. Dizi has rapidly expanded since its initial launch in April 2019 and now claims to reach 25 million households in 81 countries. Its Polish schedule will include International Emmy Award-nominated series Black Money Love and 20 Minutes, with shows being dubbed into the […]

DocuBay snaps up premium slate from SPI International

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 […]