June 16, 2022
UK-based distributor Espresso Media International has established a new partnership with Bitsmedia, supplying more than 20 hours of content for the company’s new SVOD platform Qalbox launching in late 2022.
Qalbox is a global subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming service which celebrates Muslim identities and cultures. Qalbox aims to provide comprehensive, curated, and diverse Muslim-centric content for the community to discover and enjoy on a smart and secure streaming platform. Qalbox will be available for streaming in July 2022.
The bespoke package of content from Espresso includes titles such as The Story of…Ramadan, Hidden Algeria, and popular history series Pirates of the Mediterranean.
“We are very excited to have Espresso as a launch partner. As a fresh, new streaming service serving Muslims around the world, we are always seeking the best distribution and production partners to provide compelling content for our viewers,” says Fara Abdullah, Co-CEO of Bitsmedia. “Espresso’s worldwide reach and experience offers documentaries and factual content with not only access and insight, but relevance, to the global Muslim community. We’re proud to be working with Espresso as we begin this wonderful journey.”
“We are immensely proud and excited to have made this deal with Bitsmedia’s new SVOD service and are delighted it’s on such an expansive slate of compelling content – further strengthening our successful VOD strategy,” adds Jess Reilly, Head of Sales and Acquisitions at Espresso. “We’re thrilled this content will be reaching the global Muslim community and are thankful to the brilliant team at Bitsmedia for their support and have no doubt this will be a fruitful and long-standing partnership.”