SPI International adds to CEE portfolio

May 7, 2008 – 07:27 BST

CAEC CONFERENCE – PRAGUE. SPI International plans to launch satellite distribution Film Box HD in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary by the end of this year, according to Ivan Hronec, the company’s general manager for Central Europe.

SPI International currently distributes three channels – Film Box, Film Box Extra and Film Box HD – in Central and Eastern Europe and also owns the Polish movie channel Kino Polska.

It in addition plans to launch Nostalgia, a channel offering films and documentaries, and the adult Erox, in the near future.

Film Box HD is already offered by Orange (Slovakia), T-Kábel (Hungary), Mattes AD (Czech Republic) and n (Poland).

It is also being tested by UPC in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.