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Netherlands: Film1 content deal with The Searchers

January 20, 2023

SPI’s premium pay-TV and on-demand service Film1 has concluded a licensing deal with one content distribution company, The Searchers, acquiring the broadcasting rights of more than forty titles including The Personal History of David Copperfield, X, Copshop, Queenpins, and Spencer to film fans in the Netherlands, over the next two years.Berk Uziyel, CEO of Film1’s parent company, SPI International, 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 licence package we’ve acquired contains many popular top titles which perfectly meet the needs of our Dutch audience.”  Olivier Van den Broeck, The Searchers’s founder and managing partner, added; “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.”Film1 is a provider of a VoD service in combination with four linear 24/7 film channels: Film1 Premiere, Film1 Action, Film1 Drama and Film1 Family.

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