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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