Filmbox with UPC DTH launches Filmbox Live in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia
SPI International / Filmbox Channels Group and UPC DTH have extended their collaboration in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to provide UPC Direct and freeSAT customers with a new application, Filmbox Live. This new online service will be part of the Filmbox Premium Package which is available on both platforms.

As part of the on-going commitment to enhance the product value proposition for subscribers, Filmbox Live will be added to the current Filmbox Premium Package.  This unique product will provide Filmbox Premium Pak subscribers the ability to view both live-streaming channels and enjoy 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 service also gives access to a number of live channels including Filmbox movie channels as well as international thematic channels: FightBox: for art martials lovers  , DocuBox the documentary channel, Fast&FunBox the channel dedicated to extreme sport , FashionBox to enjoy 24hours content about fashion, FilmBox Art House the first independent and art house movie channel and 360TuneBox for music fans.

“The growth in Filmbox Premium Pack subscribers has been in double digits over the past year. We are very excited to extend our existing Filmbox Premium Pack on UPC Direct and freeSAT.  This full viewing experience will be all-inclusive, ad-free, PREMIUM TV and multi-screen entertainment.  It will allow subscribers to enjoy an extensive library of top quality and diverse programming content anywhere they want – all for one subscription,” explains Berk Uziyel, executive director of SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group. “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,” Mr. Uziyel adds.

“We are pleased to extend our offer with the online experience of Filmbox Live for UPC Direct customers in Hungary and FreeSAT customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  This will further enhance our multi-screen services providing our customers with more movies and thematic content.” said Jim Helfgott, VP Marketing & Sales for UPC DTH.

FilmBox Live VoD service will be also available to other UPC DTH/freeSAT customers who beneficiate of free month thanks to their new subscription. Initial launch of the Filmbox Live will take place in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 23th  of November 2016.  

For more information about the offers please visit UPC Direct Website for Hungary; FreeSAT Website for Czech Republic and freeSAT for Slovakia