FilmBox Broadens its Portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe

 FilmBox Broadens its Portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe

SPI International announced the extension of its partnership with Paramount Global Content Distribution and Prorom.

SPI International, a CANAL+ company and operator of the global film services brand FilmBox, has announced a series of films to be broadcast in selected Central and Eastern European countries, including Poland, Romania, Czechia and Slovakia, Hungary and the Adria region. This agreement strengthens the company’s ongoing collaboration with a number of studios and distributors.

New titles will swiftly be integrated into FilmBox channels across selected territories starting from autumn. Viewers will also be able to watch the movies on-demand with FilmBox+ during their license periods.

“We are proud to deliver top-tier entertainment to our audience by unveiling this great collection of films including Academy Award-winning productions. These titles will surely amplify the viewing experience and we are eager to share them with our valued audience,” said Małgorzata Lucińska – Sikora, Content Acquisitions Director at SPI International.

Among the titles acquired from Paramount Global Content Distribution are the Academy Award®-winning Rocketman (2019), the story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, and the sci-fi action thriller Gemini Man (2019) about an aging NSA agent who’s targeted for death when he tries to retire discovers his assassin is a younger cloned version of himself.

“We are thrilled to be working with SPI International, for FilmBox offers, to bring these top-quality films to the platform,” says Iwona Pilgrim, Executive Director, Regional TV Licensing, Paramount Global Content Distribution. “We hope the Central and Eastern European audiences enjoy these highly acclaimed films.”

From Prorom, the selection includes the seven-time Academy Award-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), the light-hearted comedy About My Father, starring Robert DeNiro, and the action comedy Freelance (2023) about a former special forces operative who is hired to safeguard a journalist during her interview with a dictator when unexpected events start to unravel.

“We are extremely happy to further expand our long-term partnership with SPI International and to see many of our newest flagship movies make their Pay-TV and SVOD debut on FilmBox,’’ says Axel Böhm, Chief Operating Officer at Prorom.


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