SPI/Filmbox expands distribution in MENA

SPI International / Filmbox, global media company, signed a distribution agreement with Lebanese Network Broadcast (LNB) to carry 9 international thematic channels from the SPI’s portfolio.

Broadcasting its premium content to cable operators and DTH providers, SPI will broadcast these worldwide thematic channels: FightBox HD, a 24/7 sports network with live international MMA events, DocuBox HD, a documentary channel covering nature, wild life, science and human civilization, Fast&FunBox HD, a lifestyle/sports channel with extreme adrenaline sports programming, FilmBox Art House, a movie channel presenting independent and classic films, Gametoon HD, a new interactive, eSports channel for millennials, FunBox UHD, a general entertainment channel featuring native Ultra HD content, FilmBox, a movie channel with films and TV series, and FashionBox HD, a worldwide TV network focusing on fashion trends.

'Since August 2017, the mission of LNB is to unify all wired cable operators under one platform and acquire copyrights for them', says Fadel Hodroj, General Manager and CEO of LNB. 'I am extremely pleased that we have established a deal with prestigious SPI International for the distribution of the popular FilmBox channels on all platforms for the territory of Lebanon. LNB and myself personally look forward to having a long term relationship with our new partner SPI International', he completed.

'As SPI is committed to expanding its distribution footprint in MENA, we are excited to deliver top quality television programming to viewers in Lebanon thanks to the recent launch of our worldwide channels. Users can now enjoy a variety of genres on 9 different channels', said Murat Muratoglu, SPI’s head of distribution for MENA, Turkey, APAC, Russia, CIS, Baltics, Bulgaria and Ex-Yugo.