Advanced Television


Netherlands: FilmBox Arthouse on Prime Video Channels

SPI/FilmBox has announced that FilmBox Arthouse, which delivers a curation of contemporary arthouse movies and world cinema, has launched on Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands as add-on paid monthly subscription package. The package currently features a SVoD proposition that allows viewers to choose the movies they would like to watch with the linear channel […]

January 28, 2022

VOD.PL becomes super-aggregator powered by Redge Media

VOD.PL establishes itself as the go-to platform for super-aggregation of online video content. With the latest update the service offers consumers an intuitive guide for the content scattered across different streaming applications. The super-aggregation feature is powered by the Redge Media OTT platform which handles the metadata from all the different sources. The platform now […]

January 19, 2022

SPI International’s Dizi joins du

SPI/FilmBox, in collaboration with UAE-based content licensing management company, SAWA Rights Management (SRM), has announced the launch of Dizi on du’s TV platform in the UAE. du will offer SPI’s premium Turkish drama hub Dizi in the ‘Arabic Essential’ package.“Turkish series became a global phenomenon in recent years and they are exceptionally popular in the […]

December 22, 2021

Netherlands: SPI/FilmBox partners with Bionic Media

SPI’s FilmBox has built up a large fan base in the Netherlands since its launch in May. As a result of the growth, SPI is joining forces with sales house Bionic Media, which has been representing FilmBox.“I am proud that FilmBox is taking this important next step based on the enthusiastic reception from Dutch viewers […]

December 17, 2021

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