FilmBox channels arrive in Latvia

DetailsEditor | 16 June 2015

In keeping with its recent spate of activity in East Europe, SPI/FilmBox is increasing its presence in the Baltics with a launch of branded channels in Latvia on SIA Lattelecom and SIA Livas.

Film BOx BalticsFilmBox Baltic is one of the latest channels in the SPI portfolio, offering a variety of films encompassing drama, comedies, thrillers, biographies, horrors and many more. FilmBox Baltic features some of the most popular American movies starring actors such as Robert Downey Jr, Samuel L Jackson, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Elizabeth Hurley, Tom Hanks, Adam Sandler and Billy Bob Thornton.

SIA Lattelecom is the largest telco in the country and will offer FilmBox Baltic, a film channel, which will be part of the on-demand package. Lattelecom will also include Fast&FunBox, an extreme sports channel, in the sports package. For its part, cable operator SIA Livas has recently signed a distribution agreement with SPI. IT will offer FilmBox Baltic in its basic digital package and also FightBox in the sports package.

FilmBox brand channels are distributed by FilmBox International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kino Polska TV S.A. whose majority stakeholder is SPI International. "We are very excited to launch our channels in Latvia and bring top entertainment content to movie and sports fans in this country," commented Berk Uziyel, executive director of FilmBox International. "Recently, we have broadcast a very successful kickboxing event from Latvia on the FightBox channel. It feels good to know that the local fans will be able to watch this show and the next ones on FightBox in their homes."