Netherlands: SPI launching FilmBox on Ziggo
June 29, 2022
SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of FilmBox with Ziggo, a cable operator in the Netherlands, starting June 30th. The distribution deal will allow all TV customers of Ziggo to have unlimited access to FilmBox at channel 100 for a curated selection of Hollywood films, classics and the popular Narcos series.
FilmBox was launched in the Netherlands last May and is currently offered in the basic packages of Canal Digitaal, DELTA, Caiway, Online.nl, Kabelnoord, Plinq, SKP, Trined and Breedband Helmond. With the addition of FilmBox to Ziggo, the channel will be available in over three million Dutch households. “Overwhelming feedback from Dutch TV viewers shows how frustrating it is to interrupt a film several times for a commercial break. It was high time to do something about it. FilmBox is already a huge success on all the platforms that have been broadcasting it since last year and has proven its appeal abroad for many years. The channel is a wonderful addition to our premium proposition Film1, and we are proud of the trust that Ziggo places in us”, said Jeroen Bergman, Managing Director Film1 and FilmBox Netherlands. Raymond van der Vliet, Director Programming & Content at VodafoneZiggo, added: “We are very pleased to add FilmBox to our extensive tv offering. FilmBox fits perfectly in our aim to provide customers access to their favorite content with the best quality and viewing experience. The viewing of ad break-free programmes and the high-quality films and series of FilmBox helps our customers get a great tv-experience.”