Boxing in content: GlobeCast adds fights, fashion and documentaries
Michelle Clancy | 04-01-2013

Fight, fashion and documentary content are coming to GlobeCast's MyGlobeTV platform for streaming online video in the US. The broadband TV service is adding FightBox HD, FashionBox HD and DocuBox HD to the line-up, developed by SPI TV.

MyGlobeTV subscribers can order each channel a la carte or choose the Box HD Pack, which includes all three channels and costs $4.99 per month. Satellite TV viewers in North America can also view FightBox on GlobeCast's direct-to-home satellite service WorldTV, along with 200 other channels from around the globe. A monthly satellite subscription fee to FightBox is $2.99.

"It makes us very happy that GlobeCast is making our three worldwide channels available to TV audiences in the US," said Loni Farhi, SPI International president. "With this addition, FightBox, FashionBox and DocuBox are now available on four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and North America."

FightBox HD is a worldwide channel presenting a compilation of the various combat sports (more than 40 disciplines) from around the globe, all on one channel. Forms include kickboxing, judo, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, karate and more. FashionBox HD meanwhile covers the world's top designers and famous brands, with a special emphasis on the trendsetters as well as the cities considered to be the capitals of fashion. And DocuBox airs documentary films and TV programmes devoted to nature, science and human civilization.

"We're pleased to add FightBox, FashionBox and DocuBox to MyGlobeTV," said Emma Brackett, vice president of consumer video products and services at GlobeCast. "The service is home to top tier international and thematic content, and these three channels make an exciting addition to our line-up."