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SPI International’s Film1 Inks New Movie Deal


SPI International’s pay-TV and on-demand service Film1 has secured a licensing deal with The Searchers for broadcast rights to more than 40 movies.

Highlights from the agreement include the film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece The Personal History of David Copperfield; the thrillers Copshop and Scream starring Gerard Butler and Jenna Ortega, respectively; the comedy Queenpins with Kristen Bell; and the Academy Award-nominated Spencer about the life of Princess Diana.

Berk Uziyel, CEO of Film1’s parent company, SPI International, said: “With such a substantial licensing deal, we, once again, demonstrate our commitment to a qualitative and diversified movie offering and that we want to serve our viewers and platform partners in the best way possible. The license package we’ve acquired contains many popular top titles which perfectly meet the needs of our Dutch audience.”

Olivier Van den Broeck, The Searchers’s founder and managing partner, added: “We are delighted to be in business with SPI and to be a part of Film1’s impressive film offering in the Netherlands. We look forward to the success of our Pay-1 and/or Pay-2 on their channels.”

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