17 JUN 2021

SPI/FILMBOX AND CANAL+ GROUP LAUNCH FIGHTBOX IN ETHIOPIA

SPI/FilmBox and Canal+ Group, a major international pay TV player operating in 40 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa, announced the launch of SPI’s combat sports entertainment destination FightBox on the latter’s platform in Ethiopia.

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SPI/FilmBox and Canal+ Group, a major international pay TV player operating in 40 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa, announced the launch of SPI’s combat sports entertainment destination FightBox on the latter’s platform in Ethiopia. FightBox will be offered in the English language and will be available to subscribers in the basic “DESTA” package.

“I am very happy to be supporting Canal+ Group in this new adventure. We have a strong partnership together across many territories and it is always great to be there at the start of a new platform launch,”  commented Georgina Twiss, Managing Director for Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “MMA enthusiasts in Ethiopia can now tune in to some of the most exciting combat sports live events on FightBox with Canal+ and feel the rush of the ring from the comfort of their own homes,”  Twiss added.    

FightBox, which is also available to Canal+ subscribers in Myanmar, broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world including Fight Exclusive Night, Cage Fury Fighting Championship, King of Kings Hero’s World Series, Makowski Fighting Championship, Superkombat, Oktagon, and more.

“Our new Canal+ Ethiopia offer combines quality and diversity through popular thematic channels and varied contents. In this context, we are very pleased to bring to the new Ethiopian subscribers FightBox, which perfectly meets their expectations. This unique fight combat sports channel will offer them great moments!,”  declared Alexandre Gruner, SVP Channels Acquisitions and Partnerships for Canal+ International.

Canal+ Group provides SPI’s linear and on-demand services to its subscribers in many countries globally, including The Netherlands, Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Myanmar. Canal+ Ethiopia is a dedicated offer distributed in Ethiopia by Bruh Entertainment, an Ethiopian independent company and its distribution network.

MMA enthusiasts in Ethiopia can now tune in to some of the most exciting combat sports live events on FightBox with Canal+ and feel the rush of the ring from the comfort of their own homes” Georgina Twiss Managing Director for Western Europe & Africa at SPI International