Samsung TV Plus Brings SPI’s FAST Channel Filmstream to Sweden

SPI/FilmBox continues the global expansion of its FAST channels via launches with new and existing partners. The company announces that the ad-supported digital channel Filmstream is next to arrive in Sweden with Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Electronics’ free streaming service. Starting this month, Samsung TV Plus users in the region can access hundreds of hours of award-winning classics, independent features and world cinema movies by tuning in to channel number 4969.

“We are very excited to expand our long-standing partnership with Samsung TV Plus to include the Swedish market for our well received FAST channel Filmstream,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “This is the fifth market in which Filmstream has launched with Samsung TV Plus - following UK, Australia, India and the Netherlands - and the first of a string of launches to come in the new year,” added Twiss.

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 boasts a catalogue of 100% free ad-supported content spanning news, sports, entertainment, movies and an ever-growing number of channels, with new channels being added every month in Sweden. 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.

About SPI International

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 Ex-Yugo 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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