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Leading VOD provider SPI International has made a major strategic move with the purchase of the brand assets of Dutch premium TV and video-on-demand service Film1 from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks.

Film1 SPI 8July2019Film1 currently offers Dutch and international productions on its movie channels, which are available on various cable, DTH, and IPTV platforms.

Under the terms of the deal, SPI will own Film1 brands and will continue to operate all of its digital services. As of 1 August 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.

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. Moreover it has committed to continue to offer both linear channels as well as its digital services in the Netherlands.

SPI regards the acquisition of the Film1 brands as a major indicator of its sustained commitment to expanding its portfolio of networks across Europe. By being able to take advantage of SPI’s multi-territory deals, content production and distribution partners, SPI Says that 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.

“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,” explained SPI International CEO Berk Uziyel.

“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.”