SPI International has acquired television and VOD rights for BBC Worldwide titles such as Doctor Who and War and Peace for its FilmBox channels. The titles, along with an array of other series and films, will air on the pay-TV operator’s FilmBox brand of channels across Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Africa and the Middle East.
Moreover, SPI International has acquired rights to air BBC content on the FilmBox Africa movie channel, which is carried by multiple digital platforms and cable networks in Africa and the Middle East. Among the titles secured for these territories are the TV movie An Inspector Calls, Sally Lockheart Mysteries, several seasons of Doctor Who and the first season of The Musketeers.
In his comments, Berk Uziyel, the executive director of SPI International/FilmBox International, said: “We are excited to further develop our partnership with BBC Worldwide to provide high-quality programming to our FilmBox channels’ viewers. With content from BBC Worldwide, we are confident that our movie channels across Eastern Europe, Turkey, Africa and the Middle East will continue to deliver the best selection of television content from one of the world’s most prolific suppliers.”