Film1 revamps streaming app
July 27, 2022
SPI owned and operated movie service Film1 has revamped its streaming app which includes the switch to a new OTT infrastructure that allows customisation and updates. Other enhancements include user interface improvements for a well-rounded user experience on web, iOS, Android apps and single-sign-on capability that provides seamless operator integration.
The Ziggo set-top-box app has also been updated to the latest Metrological Lightning technology and is available at channel 105 to 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.“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 revamped app has already integrated with a majority of the operators 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. 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. 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,” added Behar.