FilmOn Networks has expanded its FilmBox distribution deal to include three new channels, six channels in total. FilmOn and SPI International announced the news Wednesday, stating that Fast &FunBox HD, FilmBox Arthouse and 360 TuneBox will join the channels already in FilmOn’s FilmBox lineup, DocuBox HD, FightBox HD and FashionBox HD.

All of these channels will be available to FilmOn’s 65 million monthly viewers globally and keeps FilmOn on top as the world’s largest IP-delivered digital television provider.

Loni Farhi, SPI President, said that the company is “very pleased” to add the new channels to FilmOn.
“We have been observing a healthy increase in the number of subscribers of the first three channels carried by Filmon and we are certain the newly added channels will share the same success.”

Kim Hurwitz, SVP, Programming for FilmOn is also happy with the deal. “FilmOn is very excited to extend our carriage deal with SPI International into our third year,” Hurwitz said. “They provide us with six premium HD channels for our subscription package which satisfy our most popular verticals: Sports,Movies, Music and Fashion, and they do so with such an engaging global content.”

The new channels will provide viewers content based around high-impact sports, newly-minted and breakout musicians and arthouse films. Here’s more about the channels.

“Fast & FunBox HD is dedicated to extreme sports, presenting key events from the world of surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross, auto racing and sailing. Watch here.

360TuneBox is a music channel aimed at sophisticated city dwellers whose varied musical interests take them beyond the mainstream. 36oTuneBox will play a vast variety of videos by both breakout and newly emerging artists from all over the world. Watch here.

FilmBox Arthouse is the first worldwide movie channel featuring independent and arthouse films from around the globe. The channel features new movies from the most important film festivals, debut efforts from up-and-coming directors, documentaries, and all-time classics from SPI’s vast library of films. Watch here.”

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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