20 JAN 2023

SPI International's Film1 secures deal with The Searchers

The deal includes more than 40 titles, including "The Personal History of David Copperfield," "X," "Copshop," "Queenpins," and "Spencer."

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SPI’s premium pay TV and on-demand service Film1 has recently concluded a major licensing deal with one of the leading content distribution companies, The Searchers, acquiring the broadcasting rights of more than 40 titles. “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," Berk Uziyel, CEO of Film1’s parent company, SPI International, said. "The license package we’ve acquired contains many popular top titles which perfectly meet the needs of our Dutch audience.”

The deal will bring a wide selection of recent titles such as "The Personal History of David Copperfield," "X," "Copshop," "Queenpins," and "Spencer" to film buffs in the Netherlands, over the next two years. The highlights from the new deal include the film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece The Personal History of David Copperfield, thrillers Copshop and X 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. 

Film1 is the only provider of a Video on Demand service in combination with four linear 24/7 film channels: Film1 Premiere, Film1 Action, Film1 Drama and Film1 Family. The movies can be viewed via TV, tablet, or smartphone and consist of the latest international titles and major Dutch productions. Highlights from last year included "The War with Grandpa," "Riders of Justice," "The Card Counter," "Sometimes Always Never," "Eiffel" and "The Duke." 

"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," Olivier Van den Broeck, The Searchers’s founder and managing partner, 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.” Berk Uziyel CEO, Film1’s SPI International

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