International content company SPI/FilmBox continued to expand its global reach of ad-based digital product Filmstream in new territories through key alliances with industry leaders. Filmstream, which offers a wide range of independent and classic movies, is now available in India from march 2021 with the launch of Samsung Electronics’ free smart TV video service, Samsung TV Plus, in the region.
“We are thrilled to witness the increasing demand for our cutting-edge product Filmstream, designed specifically for those who appreciate the art of cinema,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe and Africa at SPI International in a statement, adding, “We are excited to bring the specially-curated selection of Filmstream to more territories with Samsung TV Plus, the premium at-home destination for Samsung smart TV users.”
Samsung had announced t plans to roll out Samsung TV Plus in India along with several other European markets, late last year. Starting March 2021, viewers in India will be able to watch Filmstream via Samsung TV Plus, which comes pre-installed on Samsung smart TVs dating back to 2017 and offers ad-supported content spanning news, sports, entertainment, movies and more.
Filmstream will also launch on Samsung Galaxy smartphones in April 2021.
Filmstream’s current catalogue includes independent world cinema gems and classic movies from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. Filmstream plans to expand its line-up with Hollywood blockbusters and popular hits in the future.
SPI’s Filmstream is currently available on Samsung TV Plus in the UK and Australia with more launches coming soon.
SPI International/FilmBox is a global media company operating a diverse portfolio of 42 television channels and digital services on six continents.
FilmBox is its flagship movie service. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content, including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any internet-connected device via major global streaming players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear offers and an on-demand service.
For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. Indian Broadcasting World