Film1 Unveils A New Streaming App and Integrates Into Top Operators

Film1 which combines the linear and on-demand viewing experiences with great content curation, switches its app to a new infrastructure that provides enhanced user experience, great content, easy operator integration and availability on additional connected devices.

SPI owned and operated Dutch premium movie services Film1 announces that they have revamped their streaming app which includes the switch to a new, dynamic OTT infrastructure that allows customization and updates.  Some of the other developments include user interface improvements for a well-rounded user experience on web, iOS, Android apps and single-sign-on capability that provides seamless operator integration. The Ziggo set-top-box app has also been updated to the latest Metrological Lightning technology and is available at channel 105 to the subscribers with the Film1 package. In addition, the Film1 app is now also available for Samsung and LG Smart TVs, and other connected devices such as Android TV and Apple TV.

“Film1 combines the linear and on-demand viewing experiences with its four linear channels and streaming services, making it a highly-sought after partner for operators to  enrich their content offerings. We have recently migrated our Film1 app platform from the legacy provider to the new TV2Z platform that also hosts FilmBox+ and Dizi apps. With this migration, we aim to provide both the end-user and our operator partners with an appealing curation of content that is easier to access with a clean design that is more comfortable to navigate,” said Haymi Behar, CMO & CDO at SPI International.

The revamped app has already integrated with a majority of the operators in the Netherlands, including Ziggo, Canal Digitaal,, Delta, Fiber, Tele2, Caiway, Breedband Helmond, Solcon, CAI Harderwijk, Plinq, SKV, Kabelnoord, Kabeltex, SKP and Trined which allows subscribers to access the curated movies and linear channels of Film1 easily with the credentials provided by the operators through In addition, the updated Metrological Lightning app has also recently launched on the Ziggo Mediabox XL and Mediabox Next set-top-boxes, available to subscribers at channel 105.

“The Ziggo lightning app is integrated into the EPG at channel 105 and comes right after the four Film1 linear channels. The aggregation of quality content in one place makes finding a good movie to watch much more easier, eliminating choice stress for the audience. We will also be adding iDEAL as a payment method very soon which enables subscribers to pay for the service online through their own bank without having to provide any credit card information,” added Behar. 

Film1’s line-up of SVOD movies and four specialized linear movie channels – all available through the app – aim to minimize the time spent scrolling by providing a targeted, lean-back entertainment experience that many streaming platforms currently lack. SPI aims to integrate with more operators and to launch the app on more operator set-top-boxes in the next year.

Consumers can access the service at directly or through the Film1 app on connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and partner operators’ platforms.


SPI INTERNATIONAL (a CANAL+ company) is a global media company operating 42 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide. SPI operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, CIS and Adria regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia and the Netherlands. SPI Group owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services, including FilmBox+.  Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content. For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.

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