Advanced Television


SPI/FilmBox, AXIAN Group African distribution deal

SPI/FilmBox and AXIAN Group have announced a new distribution deal that makes four channels from SPI’s portfolio available in Madagascar, Comoros and Togo through Telma TV and Togocom TV. Viewers will be able to access FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox and FightBox in the Premium package.“We are pleased to provide additional windows of curated content […]

December 6, 2021

Struum finalises Series A financing

Struum, the SVoD service created by senior-level Disney and Discovery executives, and backed by an initial multi-million-dollar investment from former Disney CEO Michael Eisner through his Tornante Company, has finalised its Series A funding round led by Canadian-based media and content company Corus Entertainment. The $7 million (€6.4m) round also includes Gaingels, the leading investment […]

November 10, 2021

SPI’s FilmBox expands reach in Netherlands

Global media company SPI International’s FilmBox continues to expand in the Netherlands as the channel launches with three more service providers following the roll-out on Canal Digitaal,, DELTA and Caiway. FilmBox is now available through the basic packages of Plinq, Trined and KabelNoord at channels 19, 23 and 25, respectively. “Just five months after […]

October 26, 2021

SPI International acquires The Smurfs

Global media company SPI International has acquired the digital distribution rights of the classic TV series The Smurfs and the feature-length film The Smurfs and the Magic Flute from LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, the licensors of the iconic cartoon characters, for its own digital assets. The deal, which was negotiated by Revi Benshoshan, Director of […]

October 14, 2021

Canal+ takes majority stake in SPI International

Canal+ will acquire a 70 per cent majority stake in SPI International while keeping the current management team and operational structure in place. SPI International, a global media company operating 42 TV channels and multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide, is now joining forces with […]

September 21, 2021

Cape Verde: SPI/FilmBox channels on Unitel T+

SPI International and telco Unitel T+ have announced that a selection of channels from SPI’s portfolio is now available to Unitel T+ subscribers in Cape Verde in two different packages. Unitel T+ subscribers can access FilmBox Arthouse, 360 TuneBox, FightBox and Gametoon in the Max package and the rest of the offers – Fast&FunBox and […]

September 14, 2021

Netherlands: FilmBox launches on Delta, Caiway

SPI International has announced the launch of FilmBox with the Dutch telecommunications provider Delta Fiber. Caiway subscribers in the Netherlands can now access FilmBox at channel 22 and Delta subscribers at channel 34 in the regular channel packages. “We are excited to provide our viewers in the Netherlands with our curated selection of movies and […]

September 3, 2021

Netherlands: FilmBox on Canal Digitaal OTT, IPTV

Following the launch of FilmBox via the Canal Digitaal DTH platform for the Netherlands, the film channel is now also available via the Canal Digitaal IPTV and OTT offering. Viewers can access FilmBox in the Basic Packages of Canal Digitaal resellers, Tweak and Freedom Internet. FilmBox delivers a slate of Hollywood blockbusters, film classics […]

August 27, 2021

FilmBox+ reaches over 1m global subs

SPI/FilmBox’s streaming service FilmBox+ rolled-out in February 2021 and since then has integrated with 10 major European operators making its entertainment accessible to over 1 million subscribers globally. SPI says it is committed to achieving full integration of the FilmBox+ service with the platforms of their 700+ operator partners around the globe. FilmBox+ offers hundreds […]

August 13, 2021

Portugal: Dizi on Meo

SPI/FilmBox and MEO, Altice Portugal’s consumer brand, have signed a distribution agreement to introduce SPI’s drama brand Dizi to Portugal. Dizi content will now be offered both via linear channel and SVoD through the operator’s distribution networks in the basic package. Timeless Dizi Channel will be available to MEO subscribers at channel 77 with Portuguese […]

July 26, 2021