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New Channel: FilmBox Arthouse


Poland’s largest DTH platform Cyfrowy Polsat to launch FilmBox Arthouse channel from SPI International portfolio

Warsaw, New York, January 31st, 2014 - FilmBox Arthouse, featuring cinematic masterpieces by Visconti, Kurosawa, Hitchcock, Fellini as well as a growing repertoire of arthouse and independent productions from all over the world will be offered on Cyfrowy Polsat starting February 1st as part of its Film HD package, which includes 25 movie channels.

The new channel is produced by SPI-owned Kino Polska TV S.A. in Warsaw, Poland. While Poland is the first country where FilmBox Arthouse is being launched (localized with Polish subtitles), the channel is available for worldwide distribution on DTH, Cable, IPTV, Mobile TV and Connected TV.

Artistic cinema and independent movies are rarely aired on commercial TV networks. We want to make FilmBox Arthouse a unique TV venue where such productions are easily accessible to movie lovers who crave watching films made by ambitious filmmakers presenting their auteur visions and unconventional approach to storytelling – explains Lukasz Bulka, Director of Marketing and PR for SPI International and Kino Polska TV S.A. We are very happy to launch our channel on Cyfrowy Polsat, Poland’s largest satellite platform and we are currently working on launching FilmBox Arthouse in other countries and continents beyond Europe – adds Lukasz Bulka.

FilmBox Arthouse is also available globally via a monthly subscription on, a global VoD platform featuring several live-streaming channels and a rich content library from the SPI catalogue.

For over twenty years, SPI International has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market.  SPI currently operates 39 TV channels on 4 continents and boasts an unbeatable VOD library, and maintains more than 25 million monthly subscribers.  SPI’s strong alliances with companies such as Focus Features, The Weinstein Company, Summit Entertainment, Studio Canal, Pathe, Lakeshore Entertainment, Wild Bunch, BBC, ITV, Beta, Freemantle Corp., and Tandem, among many others, provide endlessly compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.  SPI is also committed to using the latest technology, so audiences everywhere can enjoy easy access to its content.  With its latest cutting-edge app Filmbox Live, SPI now offers live feeds of its TV channels and access to its on-demand catalogue on any Internet-connected device.  SPI continues to enhance the home-entertainment experience and develop new opportunities for our partners around the world.
Lukasz Bulka
+48 512 097 546


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