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SPI International Launches Docustream and Filmstream with Samsung TV Plus in the Netherlands

SPI/FilmBox announced that ad-supported digital channels Docustream and Filmstream will be available on Samsung Electronics’ free streaming service, Samsung TV Plus in the Netherlands.

SPI/FilmBox is pleased to announce the expansion of their ad-supported digital channels Docustream and Filmstream to the Netherlands with Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Electronics’ free streaming service. Starting mid-August, Samsung TV Plus users in the Netherlands will have access to hundreds of hours of riveting documentaries, top-notch independent features and world cinema movies.

“It brings us great pleasure to expand our partnership with Samsung TV Plus to another key Western European market for SPI with the launch of our new documentary AVOD channel Docustream and the well-received Filmstream,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “Now, Samsung TV Plus viewers in the Netherlands can enjoy some of the best documentary features and world cinema gems acquired from top producers and distributors with specially curated Docustream and Filmstream programming slates,” added Twiss.

Docustream presents a rich collection of fascinating, award-winning documentary features and TV programming exploring the mysteries and beauty of our planet. Filmstream’s current catalogue includes independent world cinema gems and classic movies from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. Filmstream plans to expand its line-up with Hollywood blockbusters and popular hits in the future.

Samsung TV Plus launched in the Netherlands earlier this year and boasts a catalogue of 100% free ad-supported content spanning news, sports, entertainment, movies and more in 20+ channels with new channels being added regularly. The service comes pre-installed on Samsung Smart TVs from 2017 onwards and users are not required to register in order to stream the content offered. The deal marks Docustream’s debut with Samsung TV Plus in the Netherlands and Filmstream is currently available to watch on select Samsung devices in India, UK and Australia with more launches to be disclosed soon.

 

About SPI International

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any internet-connected device via major global streaming players as well as local OTT providers. SPI owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service. 

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.

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SPI International’s FilmBox+ Now Reaches Over 1 Million Subscribers Worldwide

SPI International announces that their FilmBox+ streaming service that launched this year, has integrated with 10 major European operators and currently reaches over 1 million subscribers globally. Operating with the motto of “Home of Good Movies”, FilmBox+ combines the lean-back and lean-forward viewing experiences through a well-curated selection of VOD content and live channels and is available in 12 languages worldwide

SPI/FilmBox continues to make waves globally with its enhanced streaming service FilmBox+ which combines the lean-back and lean-forward viewing experiences. The service rolled-out in February 2021 and since then has integrated with 10 major European operators making quality entertainment accessible to over 1 million subscribers globally. SPI is committed to achieving full integration of the FilmBox+ service with the platforms of their 700+ operator partners around the globe. 

Operating with the motto of “Home of Good Movies”, FilmBox+ offers hundreds of hours of rigorously curated premium on-demand titles and 10 channels that cover a wide array of content including Hollywood blockbusters with world-famous stars and programming that caters to more niche tastes such as adrenaline sports, fashion, gaming and more.  

“The service currently boasts a catalogue of over 5.000 titles ranging from movies to lifestyle content, offering around 8.000 hours of riveting programming. We are working around the clock to acquire new, premium content spanning all genres from major global distributors, including local titles for different territories to add to our FilmBox+ streaming service,” commented Haymi Behar, Chief Marketing Officer at SPI International. 

FilmBox+ brings digital and linear together through a vast collection of VOD content and live channels offered in 12 languages and localization options including English, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian, Albanian, Croatian and Turkish with Russian and Korean being introduced soon. 

In addition to integration plans, SPI is always improving its FilmBox+ streaming service to provide a top tier entertainment experience to its audiences worldwide. The latest enhancements include a comprehensive facelift that incorporates sleek design elements and intuitive features that aims to boost user experience across all available screens and devices. 

“We are committed to delivering excellent entertainment experiences on all screens for our audiences globally. FilmBox+ is designed to do just that. We provide seamless integration between the screens allowing users to enjoy content wherever they are, whenever they want,” commented Haymi Behar. “FilmBox+ is powered by cutting edge technology that prioritizes utility and ease of use for the viewer. The newly implemented facelift that utilizes modern design elements is in line with our commitment to making the user experience as easy, intuitive and enjoyable as possible across all screens,” added Behar

FilmBox+ offers a centralized content solution that caters to different viewing habits by combining the “lean back” viewing experience with the ease and flexibility of the on-demand option. Audiences can access the service at www.filmbox.com via web, download the mobile app that’s compatible with iOS and Android operating systems or stream their favorite content through the Smart TV app available for Apple TV, Android TV and the newly added Samsung and LG Smart TV devices.


About SPI International 

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 linear channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any internet-connected device via major global streaming players as well as local OTT providers. SPI owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.
 

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SPI International’s Docustream Now Available in India with Samsung TV Plus

SPI/FilmBox announced that their new ad-supported digital channel Docustream will be available in India on Samsung Electronics’ streaming service, Samsung TV Plus, starting July 2021

SPI/FilmBox announces the expansion of their distribution deal with Samsung Electronics’ free streaming service, Samsung TV Plus to include SPI’s brand-new ad-supported digital channel Docustream in India. Docustream’s riveting documentaries are now available to Samsung TV Plus users in India via Samsung branded Smart TVs and select Samsung mobile devices.

“Following the success of Filmstream with Samsung TV Plus in India, we are excited to introduce another product with expertly curated content to the market,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International. “Docustream’s exceptional curation of documentary features will appeal to viewers of all ages and demographics that enjoy consuming insightful and entertaining content,” added Twiss.   

Docustream presents a rich collection of fascinating, award-winning documentary features and TV programming exploring the mysteries and beauty of our planet. Starting July 2021, viewers in India can watch Docustream via Samsung TV Plus which comes pre-installed on Samsung Smart TVs dating back to 2017 and offers ad-supported content spanning news, sports, entertainment, movies and more. Docustream will also be available to stream on select Samsung mobile devices.  

Earlier this year, SPI launched their ad-supported digital movie channel Filmstream with Samsung TV Plus in India which can be watched via Samsung Smart TVs and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.   

 

About SPI International

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any internet-connected device via major global streaming players as well as local OTT providers. SPI owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service. 

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.

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SPI International’s Dizi Now Available Exclusively on MEO

SPI/FilmBox inked distribution deal with MEO for their premium drama hub Dizi which will launch both as a linear channel and SVOD on the platform’s distribution networks

SPI/FilmBox and MEO, Altice Portugal's consumer brand, the leading communications company in Portugal, announce that they have signed a distribution agreement to introduce SPI’s premium drama brand Dizi to Portugal. According to the deal, Dizi content will be offered both via linear channel and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) through the operator’s distribution networks in the basic package. Timeless Dizi Channel will be available to MEO subscribers at channel 77 with Portuguese subtitles and the viewers will be able to access renowned Dizi series on-demand through MEO’s SVOD offer “MEO Filmes e Séries” at position 80.

“We are delighted to bring the mesmerizing world of Dizi to more Western European audiences through this agreement with our long-standing partners MEO in Portugal,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International. “Our Dizi brand is extremely well received across the globe and we are looking forward to witnessing Dizi’s Portuguese fan base grow as they tune into these engaging series,” continued Twiss.

Established in April 2019, Dizi reaches millions of households worldwide, available in 50 countries and counting, including Western European countries like Luxembourg and Switzerland. With an award-winning slate of globally acclaimed Turkish drama series, the channel highlights include: Karadayi, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Black Money Love and Wings of Love.

“The launch of Dizi Channel differentiates and diversifies MEO's offer, allowing access, on the one hand, to content aimed at international fiction lovers and, on the other hand, to specific styles, such as series”, said Tiago Silva Lopes, Consumer Products and Services Director at Altice Portugal.

MEO already carries the gaming and esports channel Gametoon from SPI/FilmBox’s extensive portfolio.   
 
About SPI International

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 linear channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any internet-connected device via major global streaming players as well as local OTT providers. SPI owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service. 
 
For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.

About MEO

MEO, a company of the Altice Portugal Group, is the leading telecommunications operator in Portugal. Based on a strategy of innovation and differentiation, it has been marking the history of telecommunications in Portugal, anticipating the future by leading the most important milestones in mobile service, throughout the various technological generations (2G, 3G, 4G) and currently the new generation of 5G mobile technology. Innovation for MEO also means a bet on the diversification of its territories of performance, as demonstrated by the entry into the Ticket and Energy businesses, with MEO Blueticket and MEO Energia. First operator in the world to make its TV service available on the 3 major technological platforms, its purpose, through the relevance of its technology, services and products, is to keep the Portuguese connected to each other and to life.

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