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Yet more activity for SPI International, whose FILMBOX Channels Group has extended a collaboration and UPC DTH in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

filmbox liveSPI is providing UPC Direct and freeSAT customers with a new application, FilmBox Live. It will be part of the FilmBox Pack, which is available on both platforms. Subscribers will be able to watch live-streaming channels and the FilmBox VOD library, with unlimited access to the Filmbox Live multiscreen on-demand service.

In addition to Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning films and TV series, FilmBox Live features documentaries, sports programming as well as fashion and music videos. Among the newly acquired series included in the FilmBox Live library are BBC’s six-part adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, as well as BBC’s Wolf Hall, a historical drama chronicling the rise of Thomas Cromwell. FilmBox Live will also present 13 episodes of Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, the British epic fantasy drama television series.

“The growth in FilmBox Pack subscribers has been in double digits over the past year,” said Berk Uziyel, executive director for SPI International/FILMBOX Channels Group. “We are very excited to extend our existing FilmBox Pack on UPC Direct and freeSAT. This full viewing experience will be all-inclusive, ad-free, premium TV and multiscreen entertainment. It will allow subscribers to enjoy an extensive library of top quality and diverse programming content anywhere they want – with a single subscription. FilmBox Live is now one of the leading VOD platforms in the region featuring not only movies on-demand but also non-stop, unlimited access to several live-streaming channels.”

Jim Helfgott, VP of marketing and sales for UPC DTH, added: “We are pleased to extend our offer with the online experience of FilmBox Live to UPC Direct customers in Hungary and freeSAT customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This will further enhance our multiscreen services, providing our customers with more movies and thematic content.”