SPI extends partnership with Megogo for Dizi multi-region launch

SPI/FilmBox and OTT service MEGOGO have extended their partnership for three more years, adding Dizi content to the mix. SPI’s premium series hub Dizi will be available as both linear channel and VOD to subscribers in multiple countries.

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SPI/FilmBox has extended its distribution deal with Megogo for an additional three years  in addition to making SPI’s premium series hub Dizi available to MEGOGO subscribers in multiple countries.“The success that Timeless Dizi Channel has reached globally since its launch has been remarkable,"  Head of Distribution at SPI International, Murat Muratoğlu, said. "Now, we are excited to bring the riveting world of Dizi to digital through a partnership with Megogo, one of the most prominent players in CIS. Megogo subscribers will be able to keep up with their favorite Turkish series with the linear feed or watch the episodes on-demand at their leisure."

Under the terms of the deal, Dizi content will be offered via the linear feed of Timeless Dizi Channel and as stand-alone video-on-demand through the platform. The on-demand content delivered to the Eastern European-based OTT/VOD service will include movies, documentaries, and lifestyle programming. Following its April 2019 launch, the service now reaches millions of households worldwide, available across Europe, the Middle East, CIS, and Africa. Over time, it has garnered a catalog of globally acclaimed Turkish drama series, such as "Black Money Love," "Karadayi," "Stiletto Vendetta," "20 Minutes," and "Raven."

“Turkish content is one of the most popular for our customers," said Ivan Shestakov, Chief Innovation Officer at Megogo. "We are glad to have such a great possibility to explore the Turkish culture, history, and social life together. Thanks to our collaboration with SPI International/FilmBox, our users will get even more interesting content."

Currently, Timeless Dizi Channel is available in the following countries with MEGOGO: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Estonia, Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. More countries will be added to the list over time. In addition to Dizi, MEGOGO already carries the following from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio: FilmBox, DocuBox HD, FashionBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FightBox HD, 360 TuneBox, FilmBox Arthouse, Gametoon, and Erox - All of which will be available to MEGOGO subscribers for an additional three years with the extension of the distribution agreement.

The success that Timeless Dizi Channel has reached globally since its launch has been remarkable. Now, we are excited to bring the riveting world of Dizi to digital through a partnership with MEGOGO, one of the most prominent players in CIS. Megogo subscribers will be able to keep up with their favorite Turkish series with the linear feed or watch the episodes on-demand at their leisure.” Murat Muratoğlu Head of Distribution, SPI International

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