English-Language SPI International Channels Launch in UAE


WARSAW: SPI International has inked a deal that will see seven of its English-language channels become available via du TV in the United Arab Emirates.

Under the agreement with UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, its home-service subscribers will have access to SPI’s channels such as the general movie channel FilmBox; FilmBox Arthouse, featuring independent films; the sports channels FightBox HD and Fast’nFunBox HD; the documentary channel Fast’nFunBox HD; the fashion channel FashionBox HD; and the independent music channel 360TuneBox HD.

SPI’s channels are part of du’s English Premium-TV package, which includes a selection of Western-oriented channels in the English language.

Fahad Al Hassawi, the chief commercial officer at du, said: “Our efforts are to bring a variety of television content to our home customers. Our agreement with SPI marks yet another step in this direction. We are certain that our customers will enjoy the several new TV channels that we will be adding to our portfolio.”

“We are glad to see our channel distribution footprint expand in the UAE,” added Murat Muratoglu, the sales director for MENA at SPI International/Filmbox. “Our recent agreement with du is important for SPI’s growth in MENA. We are excited to partner with such a prominent player in Dubai and to deliver top entertainment content to du customers while catering to a wide range of viewers’ interests.”