The service will be part of the FilmBox Pack, which is available on both the UPC Direct and freeSAT DTH platforms, and allow subscribers to watch live streaming channels and enjoy the FilmBox VOD library with unlimited access to the Filmbox Live multiscreen on-demand service.
Commenting on the development, Berk Uziyel, executive director for SPI International/Filmbox Channels Group, said: “The growth in FilmBox Pack subscribers has been in double digits over the past year. We are very excited to extend our existing FilmBox Pack on UPC Direct and freeSAT. This full viewing experience will be all-inclusive, ad-free, premium TV and multiscreen entertainment. It will allow subscribers to enjoy an extensive library of top quality and diverse programming content anywhere they want – with a single subscription.
“FilmBox Live is now one of the leading VOD platforms in the region featuring not only movies on-demand but also non-stop, unlimited access to several live-streaming channels”.
Jim Helfgott, VP marketing & sales for UPC DTH, added: “We are pleased to extend our offer with the online experience of FilmBox Live to UPC Direct customers in Hungary and freeSAT customers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This will further enhance our multiscreen services providing our customers with more movies and thematic content”.
The FilmBox Live VOD service will also be available to other UPC DTH/freeSAT customers who will benefit from a free one-month trial thanks to their new subscription. Filmbox Live is available on UPC platforms in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as of November 23.