SPI INTERNATIONAL SIGNS A DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH DIGITUNE MEDIA IN NIGERIA
Juan Romero | On 24, May 2016
SPI International/Filmbox International, a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market continue to expand in Africa with the launch of eight FilmBox brand channels and FilmBox Live on demand service with Digitune Media Technologies.
FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Art House, FightBox, DocuBox, Fast&FunBox, FashionBox and 360TuneBox will be available on Digitune’s OTT/IPTV service in Nigeria.
With the launch of the FilmBox brand channels Digitune Media customers shall enjoy a variety of rich programming including a large selection of popular movies and TV series on FilmBox Africa including some of the popular BBC dramas, which SPI has recently acquired from the British supplier. Among those, viewers will get a chance to follow the adventures of The Musketeers and watch the Doctor Who series.
In addition to FilmBox Africa, SPI’s line-up includes one more movie channel. FilmBox Art House, which received the EUTELSAT TV Award in the Best Cinema category, presents world cinema masterpieces by such prominent directors as Kurosawa,Fellini or Hitchock in addition to the award-winning festival movies and independent productions.
Fight sports lovers will get a full doze of international martial arts content as well as live MMA and kickboxing events on FightBox HD. Another sports channel in the bouquet is Fast&FunBox HD, offering an action-packed, adrenaline-pumping medley of extreme sports, from car racing and motocross to snowboarding and skateboarding. DocuBox HD brings the best documentary films covering nature, science, culture and human civilization. FashionBox HD channel is devoted to fashion and shopping. The subscribers in Tanzania will also have access to 360 TuneBox HD, a new music channel presenting independent, breakthrough artists and the art of music video from all over the world. Last but not least is MadscreenBox, a unique live, interactive channel with family-oriented games and entertainment.
Digitune is going to be the first OTT/IPTV service in Nigeria to offer SPI International TV channels. It will be a complementary service to the Satellite services of Montage and Consat already operating in Nigeria and offering FilmBox channels,” explains Amit Karni, SPI International’s Head of Sales Africa.
Filmbox International Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Kino Polska TV S.A. whose majority stakeholder is SPI International BV, produces FilmBox brand channels.