SPI International/FilmBox Expands African Footprint


SPI International/FilmBox has expanded its partnership with Discover Digital, bringing seven additional channels from the company’s portfolio to sub-Saharan Africa.

The channels will be available to stream on Discovery Digital’s Digital Entertainment On Demand (DEOD) platform. The additional seven channels now available in the region are FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Gametoon HD and FashionBox HD.

FilmBox Africa and FilmBox ArtHouse feature Hollywood movies and series, including works from directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. Meanwhile, Gametoon HD is an esports channel created by gamers for gamers; FightBox HD broadcasts live events every week such as KOK World Series, RXF MMA Championship and MFC Makowski Fighting Championship; Fast&FunBox HD offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; DocuBox HD delivers documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FashionBox HD provides content on fashion trends and all things style; and finally, 360 TuneBox presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists.

Georgina Twiss, managing director for Western Europe and Africa at SPI International, said: “Building on the great response to FightBox HD amongst the DEOD subscribers who enjoy a live event every week, and together with our long term partner Discover Digital, I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our agreement to bring seven more channels to their platform. Now DEOD subscribers have access to a richer variety of great HD-quality channels from SPI/FilmBox.”

“We are very excited to add such a broad mix of quality content and extend our distribution partnership with SPI International,” said Stephen Watson, director of Discover Digital International. “Not only do the additional FilmBox channels continue to provide our audiences with an excellent selection of broad entertainment, but they also continue to grow and diversify our formidable movie offering by introducing documentaries and arthouse titles. This deal provides additional value for our broadcast and telco operator partners, who offer the DEOD service to their customers in multiple countries on the continent.”