SPI/FilmBox Extends Channel Distribution Deal with UAB Cgates


SPI International/FilmBox has inked an extension of its distribution agreement with Lithuania’s UAB Cgates, continuing to grow the company’s footprint in the Baltic region.

UAB Cgates, a cable-TV, digital-TV, internet and VOD service with more than 160,000 subscribers, will now offer its clients 24/7 access to the FilmBox Baltic and FilmBox Arthouse channels when they subscribe to the thematic Movie Pack. They will also have access to Fast&FunBox HD if they subscribe to the thematic Sports Pack.

Murat Muratoğlu, head of distribution for the Middle East, Ex-Yugo, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Greece, India, Turkey, CIS countries and AsiaPac at SPI International, said: “The Baltic region plays a key role in our international growth strategy. Our newly inked distribution agreement with Lithuania’s UAB Cgates will give subscribers easy and quick access to some of our best thematic channels and programs.”

Tomas Tobulevičius, head of TV content acquisitions at UAB Cgates, added: “Today’s paid-TV services’ customers are very demanding. When there is an abundance of easily accessible content from many different sources, the user of paid-TV services wants exceptional quality, smooth functionality and a broad range of options to choose from. By expanding our agreement with SPI/FilmBox, we expect that it will help us to deliver on our promise to offer the best content in the most convenient form.”