GlobeCast Adds FightBox®, FashionBox® and DocuBox® to MyGlobeTV™ Lineup
NEW YORK — Jan. 3, 2013 — Fight, fashion, and documentary content are coming to GlobeCast’s MyGlobeTV™ platform in the United States — with the addition of FightBox® HD, FashionBox® HD and DocuBox® HD to the broadband TV service.
The three channels from the SPI TV portfolio have been added to MyGlobeTV, a broadband TV product from GlobeCast. MyGlobeTV subscribers can order each channel a la carte or enjoy the Box HD Pack, which includes all three channels and costs only $4.99 a month.
“We’re pleased to add FightBox, FashionBox and DocuBox to MyGlobeTV. The service is home to top-tier international and thematic content and these three channels make an exciting addition to our lineup,” said Emma Brackett, Vice President of Consumer Video Products and Services at GlobeCast
“It makes us very happy that GlobeCast is making our three worldwide channels available to TV audiences in the U.S.,” said Loni Farhi, SPI International President. “With this addition, FightBox, FashionBox, and DocuBox are now available on four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.”
Satellite TV viewers in North America can also view FightBox on GlobeCast’s direct-to-home satellite service WorldTV, along with 200 other channels from around the globe. A monthly subscription fee to FightBox is $2.99.
FightBox HD is a unique worldwide channel presenting a compilation of the finest combat sports (more than 40 disciplines) from around the globe, all on one channel. No matter what the discipline — kickboxing, judo, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, karate and more — FightBox has something for the fight fan in every viewer.
FashionBox HD covers the world’s top designers and most famous brands with a special emphasis on the trendsetters as well as the cities considered to be the capitals of fashion.
DocuBox airs documentary films and TV programs devoted to nature, science, and human civilization.
About SPI International (www.spiintl.com)
For over twenty years, SPI International has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI currently operates 34 TV channels in 41 countries, 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.
About GlobeCast (www.globecast.com)
A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points-of-presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators around the world.