It has also replaced the Funbox 4K/UHD demo loop on Eutelsat’s Hot Bird satellite with a fully-fledged channel.
The Funbox 4K/UHD online streaming service allows viewers with UHD-supported TV sets to enjoy an on-demand library of native UHD programming which features documentaries, arts/culture, sports and lifestyle content in UHD. Amazon Fire TV is currently available in the US, the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan.
The app has an intuitive video-based UI developed by the Munich-based studio Coeno.
Separately, having operated a FTA demo version of Funbox 4K/UHD for the past year, Eutelsat and SPI have recently switched from the demo loop to a full channel. Funbox will also start to be encrypted from October 22.
Berk Uziyel, executive director at SPI International / Filmbox Channels Group, said: “We are offering a truly unique app and a linear channel which attract subscribers because of the highest quality service.
“We have built our satellite distribution and broadcasting on Eutelsat and successfully launched our 4K app with Amazon. The channel is currently carried by operators in Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and also in Turkey”.