SPI International partners with Axian Group for Filmbox launch in Africa

The agreement will ensure the service's debut on Telma TV and Togocom TV in Madagascar, Comoros and Togo, as well as DocuBox and FightBox in the Premium package.

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SPI/FilmBox has initiated a partnership with Axian Group to expand the presence of its digital service, Filmbox, in Africa.The company's portfolio will now be featured on Telma TV and Togocom TV in Madagascar, Comoros and Togo.

The recently sealed distribution deal secures the creation of four channels from SPI’s portfolio.  Viewers will now be granted access to FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox and FightBox in the Premium package. “This partnership further demonstrates AXIAN Group’s commitment to continuously enlarging its catalogue and offering the best available entertainment content to its clients, because we want our subscribers in Comoros, Madagascar and Togo to enjoy access to globally-acclaimed films and TV programs,”  said Head of Digital Content at AXIAN Group, Matthieu Mertian.

The channels included in the agreement are FilmBox Africa which offers more than 300 premier tiles every year, and features Hollywood blockbusters, films from top directors, world cinema classics and popular series; SPI’s well-curated arthouse movie channel FilmBox Arthouse, which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; 

“We are pleased to provide additional windows of curated content for Telma TV and Togocom TV subscribers through our partnership with AXIAN Group, a prominent player in the African market,” MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International, Georgina Twiss, said. “This deal not only brings two exciting movie channels with content ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to arthouse movies, but also two unique thematic channels geared towards viewers who enjoy documentaries and MMA programming,” added Twiss.

DocuBox which delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FightBox which broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world.

 

This partnership further demonstrates AXIAN Group’s commitment to continuously enlarging its catalogue and offering the best available entertainment content to its clients, because we want our subscribers in Comoros, Madagascar and Togo to enjoy access to globally-acclaimed films and TV programs.” Matthieu Merian Head of Digital Content, Axian Group