DocuBox to Offer ARTE Docs Worldwide


SPI International/FilmBox has signed a license agreement with ARTE Distribution, the commercial arm of the German and French public broadcaster, for the global rights to 200 hours of ARTE-produced documentaries.

Per the deal, the ARTE docs will be available to DocuBox subscribers around the world, via both linear streaming and on-demand at The added programs include documentaries about travel, nature, places and people such as 360 GEO, When the Egyptians Sailed on the Red SeaCathedral BuildersOn the Yeti Trail and Trafalgar. SPI/FilmBox also acquired the broadcast rights for some of ARTE’s travel and adventure series, including Let’s all go to sea and Islanders.

Revi Benshoshan, director of acquisitions at SPI International, said: “It is my pleasure to announce the very first partnership between SPI/FilmBox and ARTE. Subscribers of our thematic channel, DocuBox, will now experience the quality, excitement and beauty of some of the best cultural programs that ARTE offers.”

Celine Payot Lehmann, ARTE’s head of distribution, added: “This is ARTE’s first collaboration with SPI/FilmBox, and we are delighted to have the ARTE brand and 200 hours of ARTE’s premium content taken to thousands of households worldwide, in every language.”