SPI/Filmbox partners with Measat
March 14, 2018 10.05 Europe/London By Robert Briel
SPI International/Filmbox has signed a multi-year agreement with Measat Satellite Systems to distribute six TV channels including one Ultra HD channel across the Asia Pacific region.
SPI International gains access to Measat’s 91.5 degrees East slot serving Asia Pacific, Australia, Middle East and parts of Africa.
Broadcasting its content to cable operators and DTH providers, SPI will broadcast FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FilmBox Art House, Gametoon HD, and FunBox UHD, a general entertainment channel featuring native Ultra HD content.
“For over 25 years, we have been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market and, with Measat’s expertise, we will be able to expand our 24-hour television channel distribution footprint and reach new audiences across Asia Pacific,” stated Murat Muratoglu, SPI’s head of distribution for MENA, Turkey, APAC, Russia and CIS, Baltics, Bulgaria and Ex-Yugo.
“Measat is excited to add SPI International’s prime HD and UHD content to our 91.5°E hotslot, which continues to be the preferred choice by broadcasters as Asia’s leading video neighbourhood,” said Raj Malik, SVP Sales, Measat.
“Our experience in creating Asia’s strongest HD and UHD neighborhood, combined with our ability to offer customized solutions is key to the consistent growth in number of channels at 91.5°E”.