Film1 Movie Services to be Operated by SPI International with Linear Channels and Digital Services

SPI International has successfully acquired the brand assets of Film1 in the Netherlands through a recent deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks

Amsterdam,  July 8, 2019; SPI International has acquired the brand assets of Film1, the Dutch premium television and video on demand service, from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks. According to the deal, SPI will own Film1 brands and will continue to operate all of its digital services with platforms. 

According to the deal, as of August 1, 2019 SPI will fully own the Film1 brand and will operate four pay movie services brands under the Film1 umbrella: Film1 Premiere, Film1 Drama, Film1 Action and Film1 Family. SPI will continue to offer both linear channels as well as its digital services in the Netherlands. Film1 currently offers Dutch and international productions on its movie channels, which are available on various cable, DTH, and IPTV platforms. 

“We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Film1 brands in the Netherlands. SPI has been providing premium movie services for hundreds of operators in 45 countries for over 20 years. As the Home of Good Movies, SPI continuously strives to bring the best and most compelling content to its viewers all around the world. Through the addition of the Film1 brands to our diverse suite of linear channels and state of the art digital services, we are proud to share our extensive selection of premium content with all movie lovers in the Netherlands” said Berk Uziyel, CEO of SPI International.  

SPI International offers linear and digital movie services through multiple screens for an all-around entertainment experience. Under SPI ownership, Film1 will feature a wide variety of premium movies from global distributors that their subscribers will be able to access on all screens. 

The acquisition of the Film1 brands is a major indicator of SPI’s sustained commitment to expanding their highly successful and diverse portfolio of networks across Europe. As part of SPI’s multi-territory deals with world class content production and distribution partners, Film1 will feature an extensive selection of premium content that caters to a multitude of tastes and needs and will be offered completely ad free in the Netherlands. 

About SPI International

SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating 40 television channels and movie services on six continents. FilmBox being it’s flagship channel, SPI uses the latest technology providing subscribers access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. 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.

For more information contact:
SPI International/FilmBox
Marc Weismann (GloCreative)