SPI International/FILMBOX partners with MEASAT to pursue international expansion across Asia-Pacific
SPI International / FILMBOX, a rapidly-expanding global media company, has signed a multi-year agreement with MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) to distribute six 24 hour TV channels including one Ultra HD channel across the Asia Pacific region.
SPI International gains access to MEASAT’s 91.5°E hotslot with an established video neighborhood and strong affiliate base across wide geography comprising of Asia Pacific, Australia, Middle East and parts of Africa.
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 and FunBox UHD, a general entertainment channel featuring native Ultra HD content.
“For over 25 years, we have been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market and, with MEASAT’s expertise, we will be able to expand our 24 hour television channel distribution footprint and reach new audiences across Asia Pacific,” stated Murat Muratoglu, SPI’s head of distribution for MENA, Turkey, APAC, Russia and CIS, Baltics, Bulgaria and Ex-Yugo.
“MEASAT is excited to add SPI International’s prime HD and UHD content to our 91.5°E hotslot, which continues to be the preferred choice by broadcasters as Asia’s leading video neighborhood,” said Raj Malik, Senior Vice President – Sales, MEASAT. “Our experience in creating Asia’s strongest HD and UHD neighborhood, combined with our ability to offer customized solutions is key to the consistent growth in number of channels at 91.5°E”