04 May SPI/FILMBOX launches FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD channels on South Africa’s Pay TV platform – StarSat.
StarSat today announced plans to launch 2 new entertainment channels for the South African pay TV market. The announcement was made by Ms Debbie Wu CEO of ODM. The 2 channels include; FilmBox Africa HD (channel no. 188) and FashionBox HD (channel no. 282)channels. Both channels will be carried on StarSat’s DTH and OTT platforms.
Says Ms Wu – ‘StarTimes has gone to great lengths to enhance the quality and depth of its Pay TV entertainment offer in South Africa by providing new and exciting viewing experiences to our loyal customers. We are delighted to extend the multi-channel viewing experience by adding these 2 new channels. We recognise the demand in South Africa for truly dynamic content that is both culturally relevant and entertaining- which is what StarSat is all about. Our loyal customers should expect much more immersive storytelling experiences on our platform in the near future”
FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD are two of several thematic channels which SPI International distributes internationally. Other SPI channels which are already being carried by several other platforms and operators across the continent include: FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FilmBox Art House, 360TuneBox and Gametoon.
StarSat’s viewers with access to FilmBox Africa will get a chance to enjoy “No Easy Days,” the new 9 episode action crime series that will premiere on May 5th, 2018. “No Easy Days” by Red Rock Entertainment tells a story about the President’s daughter who is kidnapped and held ransom by a British mercenary- a rebellious Navy Seal is the only hope of saving her.
Amit Karni, Head of Distribution for SPI in Africa, says, “I am honoured to cooperate with StarSat to launch FilmBox Africa HD and FashionBox HD on its DTH and OTT platforms in South Africa and neighbouring countries, bringing fresh, new and exciting content to its audiences”.
StarSat is a digital satellite pay TV platform operating in the South African market, offering a multitude of informational, educational and entertainment channels available to the public in affordable and accessible television bouquet packages. StarSat has two basic tier pay tv bouquets supplemented by culturally specific add-on packages inclusive of; Indian, French, Chinese and Sports entertainment genres.
On Digital Media Pty Ltd is the broadcasting license holder of the StarSat pay television brand.
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About SPI International
SPI International/FILMBOX is a global media company that operates 35+ television channels in more than 50 countries on six continents. The SPI channel portfolio includes thematic and movie channels that broadcast in Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, Asia/Pacific, Australia, LATAM and North America. Global TV brands owned by SPI/FILMBOX include FilmBox, FilmBox Art House, FunBox UHD, DocuBox, FightBox, FashionBox, Fast&FunBox, Gametoon and 360TuneBox.
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