SPI/FilmBox Expands Distribution in Russia


SPI International/FilmBox has expanded its distribution agreement with Beeline TV, operated by the Russian service provider VimpelCom, to include six linear channels from the company’s portfolio.

Through the deal, six of SPI’s thematic channels will become available to subscribers of Beeline TV in Russia. Among them is SPI’s flagship channel FilmBox, which offers a wide selection of American and European films.

The other channels in the package include: FilmBox Arthouse, which offers viewers a selection of films from around the world; DocuBox, which delivers documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; Fast & FunBox, which offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; FashionBox, which covers world fashion trends and news from famous brands; and FightBox, which offers live fighting events and combat sports programming, such as KOK World Series and RXF MMA Championship.

‘’We are delighted to announce that SPI/FilmBox will now be able to deliver hundreds of hours of quality programming to the homes of Beeline TV subscribers in Russia,” said Murat Muratoğlu, head of distribution at SPI. “This important collaboration was made possible through our partnership with Orion and we are excited to provide top-quality content to more viewers across Russia.”

“Today’s users of video services are expecting a wide variety of high-quality content. We fulfill that expectation with our Beeline recommendation system, which is designed to make sure our viewers will have full access to all of SPI/FilmBox’s channels,” said Alexey Zhuravlev, director of development at Beeline TV.

Irina Divnogortseva, global projects director of Orion Group of Companies, added: “Orion is proud to partner with SPI/FilmBox. We made sure that all technical and production aspects were ready on time for this launch and we are excited that all Beeline TV subscribers in Russia will now have access to these fantastic SPI/FilmBox channels.”