SPI International’s Basic Movie Service FilmBox is Available via Seven TV Operators in the Netherlands

SPI International’s FilmBox has launched with Plinq, Trined and KabelNoord in the Netherlands. Viewers can access the channel in the operators’ basic packages.

Global media company SPI International’s FilmBox continues to make waves in the Netherlands as the channel launches with three more service providers following the roll-out on Canal Digitaal, Online.nl, DELTA and Caiway. FilmBox is now available through the basic packages of Plinq, Trined and KabelNoord at channels 19, 23 and 25, respectively.

“Just five months after the debut of FilmBox in the Netherlands, we have almost doubled the channel’s reach providing our curated selection of movies and series through seven Dutch TV platforms to about 600.000 households in the country,” commented Jeroen Bergman, General Manager, Film1 and FilmBox Netherlands. “Considering that the Netherlands is the first Western European market to have launched FilmBox, the exceptional success we have achieved with the channel here is very promising for SPI’s plans to bring FilmBox to other Western European markets,” added Bergman.

FilmBox delivers a compelling slate of Hollywood movies, world cinema classics, local productions and popular series. Content highlights for the month of November include: Aleksandr Chernyaev’s action thriller WAKE UP (2019) starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers; Norwegian thriller AN AFFAIR (2018); and David Fincher’s Academy Award-winning drama THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. 

FilmBox broadcasts movies as they are meant to be, without advertising breaks during the movie which makes it one of the only commercial channels in the basic packages to do so. FilmBox is committed to providing viewers with a laidback stress-free entertainment experience without movie interruptions.

SPI International has been active in the Dutch pay-tv market with their thematic brands, and more recently with the premium movie services brand Film1, which operates four linear channels and on-demand services in the region available also via Plinq, Trined and KabelNoord.



SPI INTERNATIONAL 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 was founded 28 years ago and has extensive experience in the TV and broadcasting industry. The company 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, the Netherlands and Russia. SPI is one of the premier movie service providers in the countries where it operates, with FilmBox being its flagship movie service. 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. 

SPI’s brands reach millions of households through operators, partner platforms and SPI’s own digital products globally. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content and FilmBox+ service that has over one million subscribers. The company recently launched a new digital service, Dizi, a state-of-the-art aggregator of the best Turkish series worldwide. SPI also 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 markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.