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Leading content provider SPI/FilmBox has become the latest firm to have its programming included on the Samsung TV Plus video service in the UK, with its Filmstream offer embedded on the CE giant’s smart TVs.
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The new advertisement-based digital channel is latest addition to SPI’s growing streaming portfolio and currently features a broad selection of independent movies and world cinema classics. Filmstream’s current catalogue includes work from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others and the channel plans to expand its line-up with Hollywood blockbusters and popular hits in the future.

SPI/FilmBox and Samsung Electronics had previously partnered to bring linear channels and VOD content from major distributors to Samsung Smart TVs via SPI’s content service, FilmBox Live. Filmstream will come automatically installed on all 2016-2020 Samsung Smart TVs as part of a bouquet that offers over 50 channels to users covering news, sports, entertainment and more.

“The rise of on-demand content consumption has left some viewers with the need to unwind and embrace the laid-back viewing experience of linear TV,” said Guney Yasavur, COO at SPI International commenting on the launch. “The addition of Filmstream to ’ new generation video service Samsung TV Plus will offer viewers the optimal laid-back entertainment experience through the convergence of traditional and digital television.”

“I am very happy to have signed our first deal for Filmstream with our long-term partner Samsung Electronics,” added Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International. “Through this partnership, movie lovers of all ages will be able to enjoy a great line-up of acclaimed world cinema classics through their Samsung Smart TVs” continued Twiss.

“I am delighted to announce the debut of the Filmstream channel on Samsung TV Plus in the UK. Film lovers can now immerse themselves in an array of World Cinema, arthouse and independent movies all free of charge within Samsung TV Plus,” said Richard Jakeman, European head of business development – Smart TV at Samsung Electronics.