Berk Uziyel


FilmBox strikes Disney deal

The FilmBox channels has secured a raft of Disney television and film content as part of a pan-eastern Europe programming deal. The agreement between SPI International-owned FilmBox and Disney Media Distribution, gives the channels shows including American Crime as well as first-run feature film titles such as Big Hero 6, Planes 2 and Tinker Bell and […]

SPI buys 4K opera for Funbox

Channel operator SPI has acquired a 4K production of La Bohème for its ultra HD channel Funbox. The filming of the Pucini opera was overseen by Italian movie director Ettore Scola. The show has been licensed from DBW Communication, which produced it alongside Italian pubcaster Rai. “We are thrilled to present this stunning cinematic opera […]

FunBox 4K channel expands reach

Pay TV channel provider SPI International has launched its FunBox 4K UHD channel on Vodafone Portugal’s platform. According to SPI International, Vodafone has already made a selected amount of content from FunBox 4K available on its TV Net Voz platform. The programming offer will gradually increase over the next few months to feature a wide […]

SPI closes NBCU deal, preps 4K net

European channel group SPI International has acquired programming from NBCUniversal, while gearing up for its first 4K network. The NBCU deal gives it close to 100 first-run film titles in the Czech Republic and Slovakia including Fast and Furious 6, Despicable Me 2 and 47 Ronin and run on the FilmBox Premium channel. Meanwhile, the […]

SPI launching channels on Ukrainian satellite service

European channel distributor SPI International is to launch a number of its thematic pay TV networks on Ukrainian satellite DTH platform Xtra TV. The FilmBox, 360TuneBox, FilmBox ArtHouse, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, FashionBox and FightBox channels will soon launch on the platform, available through the Xtra TV package. “This new package will complement Xtra TV’s offer for […]

CEE pay TV broadcaster nabs ex-HBO Europe exec

Poland’s SPI International has appointed a former HBO Europe country manager to take on the same role for its upcoming Hungarian portfolio. As of June 1, Tamás Fülöp has been overseeing SPI’s local FoxBox movie channels, and soon-to-launch thematic hannels bouquet. His overall remit comprises FightBox HD, FashionBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Fast&FunBox and […]