Czech: SPI/FilmBox and Nej.cz expand partnership

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SPI/FilmBox and Czech television operator Nej.cz have expanded their long-term partnership. According to the newly minted agreement, Nej.cz subscribers will have access to a total of 13 channels from SPI/FilmBox’s versatile portfolio including a wide range of FilmBox channels and other channels that provide thematic entertainment. Nej.cz will also offer over a hundred specially-curated VoD movie titles through its online platform under the FilmBox On Demand branded corner.

Nej.cz took over the television operator Rio Media two years ago and purchased several smaller operators last year. Their parent company KAPRAIN holding also bought the internet service and television provider CentroNet. Currently, Nej.cz is the largest cable operation on the Czech market just after the big three operators. SPI/FilmBox has also been expanding its footprint across the globe. The linear channels and digital services of the media company reaches 65 million households worldwide.

“The popularity of FilmBox channels among the Czech audience is a proof of our continued commitment to providing our viewers with a well-blended mix of acclaimed movie titles and general entertainment content fit for every taste,” said Tamas Fülöp, Regional Director of Operations at SPI International.  “We are delighted to be able to make our world of great entertainment accessible to a wider range of audience through our cooperation with Nej.cz,” added Fülöp.

Among the channels offered through Nej.cz is SPI’s flagship channel FilmBox HD, the most watched pay-movie channel in the Czech Republic, according to data from the Association of Television Organizations. FilmBox HD will bring viewers in the Czech Republic hundreds of hours of great movie titles in April, ranging from Hollywood hits like The Beach Bum, starring Academy-Award winner Matthew McConaughey and rapper Snoop Dogg; to Czech classics such as the Světáci and The Secrets of the Carpathians.

“Cooperation with a high-quality partner like SPI/FilmBox is extremely good news for our customers. Thanks to this, we can significantly expand our offer not only of first-class film entertainment, but also of documentary production and nontraditional sports experiences,” says Jaroslav Hanyk, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nej.cz. “For Nej.cz, this is another step towards growth. In this case, to increase the quality of service for our viewers,” concludes Hanyk.


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