FilmBox Brand Channels Travel to Israel


TEL AVIV/NEW YORK: SPI International/FilmBox are launching seven thematic channels on Israel's TakeTV, a new IPTV/OTT service that debuted this month.

Under the agreement, TakeTV will offer access to FightBox HD, featuring live MMA and kickboxing events; FashionBox HD, focused on fashion and shopping; DocuBox HD, which offers docs on nature and human civilization; and Fast&FunBox HD, meant for fans of extreme sports. The deal also includes FilmBox Arthouse, which airs masterpieces of world cinema, as well as the adult channels Erox and Eroxxx.

Lior Banay, CEO of TakeTV, remarked: "As a new player in the TV market in Israel we are excited to offer several SPI channels on our new IPTV/OTT platform. Our customers may now enjoy both the linear channels and the related VOD content. We value the quality of programming and the high level of professionalism delivered by SPI International and we hope it will be a win-win partnership."

Berk Uziyel, executive director of Filmbox International, added: "We are excited to launch our channels for the first time in Israel. We look forward to delivering top quality entertainment while being part of TakeTV's service. We hope this new platform will be a great success as we are planning to launch a localized movie channel especially for Israeli audiences."