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SPI signs distribution deal with Eutelsat

February 22, 2017

SPI International / FilmBox Channels Group has signed a multi-year multi-satellite agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, to distribute ten HD channels and one Ultra HD channel to homes across the Americas.

Starting on March 1st, SPI International will leverage two Eutelsat satellites to take its channels to a broad audience across the region. Eutelsat 113 West A will be used to distribute channels in the US and Spanish-speaking Latin America, while the premium reach of the new Eutelsar 65 West A satellite will enable SPI to serve regionalised content to operators in Brazil.

SPI’s offer will feature many of its reference channels, including DocuBox HD, 360TuneBox HD, FashionBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FightBox HD, Filmbox Art House, Gametoon and NatureVision TV. SPI will also leverage its competitive strength as one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content to offer FunBox UHD, marking the launch of one of the first Ultra HD channels in Latin America.

“We look forward to further partnering with Eutelsat and to enriching their video neighborhoods with SPI / FilmBox HD channels while also offering homes across the Americas the highest quality native Ultra HD content on our FunBox UHD network,” said Loni Farhi, President of SPI International.

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