SPI/FilmBox, Axian agree carriage deal

By Content Nigeria reporter
December 8, 2021


Global media company SPI/FilmBox has entered into a distribution deal with pan-African group Axian to offer four of its TV channels in Madagascar, Comoros and Togo.

FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox and DocuBox will be made available in those countries via the Telma TV and Togocom TV platforms.

FilmBox Africa offers more than 300 premiere titles every year and features Hollywood blockbusters, while FilmBox Arthouse features world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa and Fellini.

DocuBox delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and wonders of the world, while FightBox broadcasts combat sports, live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage.

Georgina Twiss, MD for western Europe and Africa at SPI International, said: “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.

“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.”

“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 programmes,” added Matthieu Mertian, head of digital content at Axian Group.

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