SPI boards Amos-3 after Spacecom deal

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 05 May 2015

Media company SPI International has entered into an agreement for uplink and encryption services and satellite capacity for its European TV channels on Spacecom's AMOS-3 satellite.

The satellite, located at 4° West, covers Eastern and Central Europe and the Middle East. The deal will see SPI International contribute premium content, currently on six HD and five SD channels, to Poland's cable companies and DTH operators.

The agreement, to be realised by Israel's Spacecom working in conjunction with Polish partner TTCOMM, will deliver SPI International's FilmBox brand TV channels, as well as the Polish channel it owns Kino Polska.

"By working with Spacecom's AMOS-3, we are able to expand our presence in Poland and enlarge the audiences we want to reach. Kino Polska is a highly important element of our international business and we look forward to strengthening its core," said Loni Farhi, president, SPI International.

Jacob Keret, Spacecom's senior vice president sales Europe, North America and Middle East, added: "AMOS-3 provides high quality service on powerful platforms around Europe and the addition of SPI International in Poland is an important element for our growth in Eastern Europe. We are also proud to provide more than just capacity to SPI International by bringing them a full service uplink plus encryption."