SPI/FilmBox, Telecable partner to bring ten in-demand channels to Bulgaria

Jesus Figueroa

SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian television operator and internet service provider Telecable have signed their first channel distribution deal for ten in-demand channels from SPI’s expansive portfolio, including the flagship movie channel, FilmBox

SPI/FilmBox and Bulgarian telecom operator Telecable announced that they have struck their first ever channel distribution deal.

According to the agreement Telecable subscribers will have access to ten of SPI international’s most sought-after channels, including their flagship movie channel FilmBox, which reaches 30 million households worldwide.

Viewers will get to enjoy four movie channels – FilmBox, FilmBox Extra, FilmBox Plus and FilmBox Arthouse – and a wide range of thematic channels that offer a variety of programming dedicated to gaming, documentaries, sports, music, fashion and more. 
“We are delighted to be partnering with Telecable to bring ten popular channels from SPI’s wonderful world of great entertainment to the Bulgarian audience,” Murat MuratoğluHead of Distribution at SPI International, said. “These ten channels feature versatile content for every taste, ranging from movies to lifestyle programming, which we are confident the Bulgarian audience will enjoy very much,” continued Muratoğlu.   
SPI’s FilmBox, FilmBox Extra andFilmBox Plus bring a large selection of Hollywood blockbusters, favorite evergreens and popular movies to audiences’ homes.

The other channels included in the deal are: FilmBox Arthouse which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; Gametoon which is dedicated gaming content created by true gaming and esports enthusiasts; FightBox broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world; Fast&FunBox offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FashionBox provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style, and 360 TuneBox presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists.
“Today FilmBox channels provide one of the most diverse and attractive content in all genres on the Bulgarian pay-TV market,” Telecable AD CEO Angel Vassilev, said. “We are happy with the opportunity to distribute FilmBox channels through the Telekabel network and we believe that the only way to make our customers more satisfied is to give them new and quality films, sports, shows and entertainments, all of this in the FilmBox channels,” added Vassilev.
About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 65 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. 

About Telecable
Telecable founded the cable network in 1994. At that time, cable television was a well-known service in the developed countries of the West, but for Bulgaria it was something completely new. Today, 25 years later, the company has built a high-tech optical network and digital HDTV based on new technology, covering more than 60 settlements in the region - from municipal centers to small villages. Their residents have access to all services offered by Telecable. Thanks to the company's efforts, high-tech entertainment is now available to thousands of households. The company is one of the first in Bulgaria to build and develop a MAN network in the city of Pazardzhik and the region. In the summer of 2013 Telecable started the construction of PON - Passive Optical Network, which covers half of Telecable's network.
Telecable has 14 sales offices in the districts of Pazardzhik, Plovdiv and Sofia. Our mission is to provide our customers with quality and adequate service depending on their needs.

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