SPI International has partnered with live online video streaming provider Ustream to launch its subscription channels Fightbox HD, Docubox HD and Fashionbox HD in the United States.
The live online streaming channels are available to subscribers starting at $1.99 per channel per month.
Each premium channel provides specialised thematic content to viewers. Fightbox is a combat sports channel with martial arts from more than 40 different disciplines. The February line-up includes scheduled programmes such as Fight Code, Fighting Rookies, and the documentary film Dream Team — Aiba Road to Dreams. Docubox presents non-fiction documentaries and TV shows such as Antarctica: An Adventure of a Different Nature, and Venice: Treasure Islands, coming this February. Fashionbox, meanwhile, covers the world of style, beauty and fashion. Scheduled programming includes Let's Shop, the world travel shopping series, and You are the Supermodel—Teen, a daily TV show on fashion, make-up and styling.
SPI and Ustream are currently in talks to distribute additional channels from SPI's portfolio, including an art house movie channel from the Filmbox brand, as well as Kino Polska International, and Polish music-TV channel Kino Polska Muzyka. The last two are aimed at Polish-speaking viewers in the US.
"We are excited to collaborate with Ustream and provide audiences worldwide with quick and easy access to our premium entertainment programming," said Loni Farhi, president of SPI International. "Global Internet broadcasting is an important part of our business and we look forward to working with the best in the business, Ustream."