SPI International Buys Film1


Per a deal with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, SPI International has acquired the brand assets of the Dutch premium television and VOD service Film1.

According to the deal, SPI will fully own Film1 brands as of August 1 and will continue to operate all of its digital services with platforms, including four pay-movie channels that fall under the Film1 umbrella: Film1 Premiere, Film1 Drama, Film1 Action and Film1 Family. SPI will continue to offer both linear channels as well as its digital services in the Netherlands.

Under SPI ownership, Film1 will feature a wide variety of premium movies from global distributors that its subscribers will be able to access on all screens.

Berk Uziyel, CEO of SPI International, said: “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. 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.”