FilmBox adds Paramount, Prorom titles in CEE
November 8, 2023
SPI International, a Canal+ company, and the operator of the movie services brand FilmBox, has announced a new lineup of titles from Paramount and Prorom set to grace the screens in selected Central and Eastern European countries such as Poland, Romania, Czechia and Slovakia, Hungary and Adria region.New titles will swiftly be integrated into FilmBox channels across selected territories starting from autumn. Viewers will also be able to watch the movies on-demand with FilmBox+ during their licence periods. “We are proud to deliver top-tier entertainment to our audience by unveiling this great collection of films including Academy Award-winning productions. These titles will surely amplify the viewing experience and we are eager to share them with our valued audience,” commented Małgorzata Lucińska – Sikora, Content Acquisitions Director at SPI International. Among the titles acquired from Paramount Global Content Distribution are the Academy Award-winning Rocketman (2019), the story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, and the sci-fi action thriller Gemini Man (2019) about an aging NSA agent who’s targeted for death when he tries to retire discovers his assassin is a younger cloned version of himself. “We are thrilled to be working with SPI International, for FilmBox offers, to bring these top-quality films to the platform,” says Iwona Pilgrim, Executive Director, Regional TV Licensing, Paramount Global Content Distribution. “We hope the Central and Eastern European audiences enjoy these highly acclaimed films.”
From Prorom, the selection includes the seven-time Academy Award-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), the light-hearted comedy About My Father, starring Robert DeNiro, and the action comedy Freelance (2023) about a former special forces operative who is hired to safeguard a journalist during her interview with a dictator when unexpected events start to unravel.“We are extremely happy to further expand our long-term partnership with SPI International and to see many of our newest flagship movies make their pay-TV and SVoD debut on FilmBox,’’ added Axel Böhm, Chief Operating Officer at Prorom.