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Vodafone Portugal taps Red Bull for 4K movies-on-demand

Vodafone Portugal is to make movies available in 4K resolution to its Videoclube on-demand users from today. Vodafone’s line-up of 4K movies can be viewed free of charge by Videoclube subscribers equipped with one of the operator’s 4K UHD TV set-top boxes. The content being made available is produced by Red Bull Media House. The […]

Young Pope anointed in CEE

Central and Eastern Europe paycaster SPI International / Filmbox has bought The Young Pope and other FremantleMedia International-sold drams. The deal includes Apple Tree Yard and Modus, and covers CEE, Russia and the CIS region. “The Young Pope has been the topic of much excitement with global audiences. We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary series […]

Deal Monitor: 16 programming deals at a glance

In a week that began with MIPCOM recuperation and the news TV titan Time Warner was being sold to telecoms giant AT&T, telly companies have quietly been getting on with their post-market deal-making. One major deal announced Thursday saw Chinese state-owned children’s channel CCTV-14 acquiring Kate & Mim-Mim (season one) and Tree Fu Tom (s1-2), […]

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 […]

Broadcasters get treatment from Indian Doctor

BBC One drama The Indian Doctor has sold to four major broadcasters, including a multi-territory deal with SPI International. The 15x60mins show, which Content Television distributes, has gone to TV2 in Denmark, Sky Network in New Zealand, Israeli cable operator Dori Media Spike and SPI for Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Former […]