27 JUL 2022

SPI's Film1 movie service revamped its streaming aplication

With plans to integrate with top European operators, the company plans to launch the service with a new, dynamic OTT infrastructure that allows customization and updates. 

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SPI owned and operated Dutch premium movie service, Film1 announces that they have revamped their streaming app which includes the switch to a new, dynamic OTT infrastructure that allows customization and updates.  “Film1 combines the linear and on-demand viewing experiences with its four linear channels and streaming services, making it a highly-sought after partner for operators to  enrich their content offerings. We have recently migrated our Film1 app platform from the legacy provider to the new TV2Z platform that also hosts FilmBox+ and Dizi apps. With this migration, we aim to provide both the end-user and our operator partners with an appealing curation of content that is easier to access with a clean design that is more comfortable to navigate,” said Haymi Behar, CMO & CDO at SPI International.

The new features intended to improve user experiences on web, iOS, and Android apps include a Ziggo set-top-box app that has also been updated to the latest Metrological Lightning technology and is available at channel 105 to the subscribers with the Film1 package. In addition, the Film1 app is now also available for Samsung and LG Smart TVs, and other connected devices such as Android TV and Apple TV.

The revamped app has already integrated with most operators based in the Netherlands, including Ziggo, Canal Digitaal, Online.nl, Delta, Fiber, Tele2, Caiway, Breedband Helmond, Solcon, CAI Harderwijk, Plinq, SKV, Kabelnoord, Kabeltex, SKP and Trined which allows subscribers to access the curated movies and linear channels of Film1 easily with the credentials provided by the operators through film1.nl. In addition, the updated Metrological Lightning app has also recently launched on the Ziggo Mediabox XL and Mediabox Next set-top-boxes, available to subscribers at channel 105.

“The Ziggo lightning app is integrated into the EPG at channel 105 and comes right after the four Film1 linear channels," Behar said. "The aggregation of quality content in one place makes finding a good movie to watch much more easier, eliminating choice stress for the audience. We will also be adding iDEAL as a payment method very soon which enables subscribers to pay for the service online through their own bank without having to provide any credit card information."

Film1’s line-up of SVOD movies and four specialized linear movie channels – all available through the app – aim to minimize the time spent scrolling by providing a targeted, lean-back entertainment experience that many streaming platforms currently lack. SPI aims to integrate film1.nl with more operators and to launch the app on more operator set-top-boxes in the next year. Consumers can access the service at film1.nl directly or through the Film1 app on connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and partner operators’ platforms.

Film1 combines the linear and on-demand viewing experiences with its four linear channels and streaming services, making it a highly-sought after partner for operators to  enrich their content offerings. We have recently migrated our Film1 app platform from the legacy provider to the new TV2Z platform that also hosts FilmBox+ and Dizi apps. With this migration, we aim to provide both the end-user and our operator partners with an appealing curation of content that is easier to access with a clean design that is more comfortable to navigate.” Haymi Behar CMO & CDO, SPI International