18 AUG 2021

SPI and Samsung TV Plus launch Docustream and Filmstream in the Netherlands

The Samsung Electronics’ free streaming service in the Netherlands will offer access to hundreds of hours of documentaries, independent features, and world cinema movies.

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SPI/FilmBox recently expanded its ad-supported digital channels Docustream and Filmstream to the Netherlands with Samsung TV Plus.“It brings us great pleasure to expand our partnership with Samsung TV Plus to another key Western European market for SPI with the launch of our new documentary AVOD channel Docustream and the well-received Filmstream,”  MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International Georgina Twiss said.

Starting mid-August, users of Samsung Electronics’ free streaming service in the Netherlands will have access to hundreds of hours of documentaries, independent features, and world cinema movies. “Now, Samsung TV Plus viewers in the Netherlands can enjoy some of the best documentary features and world cinema gems acquired from top producers and distributors with specially curated Docustream and Filmstream programming slates,” Twiss said. 

Samsung TV Plus launched in the Netherlands earlier this year and boasts a catalog of 100% free ad-supported content spanning news, sports, entertainment, movies, and more in over 20 channels with new channels being added regularly. The service comes pre-installed on Samsung Smart TVs from 2017 onwards and users are not required to register to stream the content offered. The deal serves as a debut for Docustream with Samsung TV Plus in the Netherlands and Filmstream is currently available to watch on select Samsung devices in India, UK and Australia with more launches to be disclosed soon.

Docustream presents a hefty catalog of award-winning documentaries covering the mysteries of our planet. Filmstream’s current catalog includes independent world cinema gems and classic movies from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini, and many others. The platform plans to expand its line-up with Hollywood blockbusters and popular titles in the near future.

It brings us great pleasure to expand our partnership with Samsung TV Plus to another key Western European market for SPI with the launch of our new documentary AVOD channel Docustream and the well-received Filmstream.” Georgina Twiss MD Western Europe & Africa, SPI International