Filmstream Extends U.K. Reach


SPI/FilmBox’s new ad-based digital service Filmstream has secured carriage on the Samsung TV Plus mobile app in the U.K.

Users of select Galaxy devices will be able to access Filmstream content via the Samsung TV Plus mobile app, which offers free, ad-supported content spanning news, sports, entertainment, movies and more.

Filmstream’s catalog includes independent world cinema gems and classic movies from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. Filmstream plans to expand its lineup with Hollywood blockbusters and popular hits in the future. Filmstream recently launched in India on Samsung TV Plus and is currently available to stream on select Samsung Smart TVs in the U.K., India and Australia.

Georgina Twiss, managing director for Western Europe and Africa at SPI International, said: “More and more consumers are turning to their mobile devices for entertainment, which provides them with instant access to quality content. It is our pleasure to bring some of the best world cinema movies and critically-acclaimed feature films with Filmstream to Samsung mobile device users in the U.K.”