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FilmBox launches on the Dutch Canal Digitaal IPTV and OTT platforms


Luxembourg, 27 August 2021 - Following the launch of FilmBox via the Canal Digitaal DTH platform for the Netherlands, the film channel is now also available via the Canal Digitaal IPTV and OTT offering. Viewers can access FilmBox in the Basic Packages of Canal Digitaal resellers, Tweak and Freedom Internet.

FilmBox delivers a compelling slate of Hollywood blockbusters, film classics and popular series, without advertising and in HD quality. In addition to FilmBox, Canal+ Luxembourg (M7 Group) distributes multiple channels from SPI International’s diverse portfolio including the four premium Film1 channels (Premiere, Action, Family, Drama), DocuBox which broadcasts award-winning documentaries and FightBox that’s geared towards mixed-martial arts and combat sports enthusiasts.

Jeroen Bergman, Managing Director SPI Benelux: “We are very happy with the extension of our distribution partnership with M7 and Canal+ International in the Dutch market. It fits perfectly in our ambition to make FilmBox available for the largest possible group of fans of quality movies and series in excellent picture quality.”

Christiaan Puper, Vice-President Country Manager Benelux at Canal+ Luxembourg (owner of Canal Digitaal): “FilmBox is a great addition for our OTT and IPTV offering. By adding the channel to our Basic Packages, we enlarge the availability of a great and varied offer of films and series.”

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Bill Wijdeveld                                                   

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M7 Group is brand of Canal+ Luxembourg S. à r.l., a CANAL+ Group company, one of Europe’s largest operators of satellite and IP-based TV platforms based in Luxembourg. M7 Group uses different brands in different countries: Skylink and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Canal Digitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen and TeleSat in Belgium, HD Austria in Austria, Direct One in Hungary and Focus Sat in Romania. All brands offer tailor made packages for clients adapted to the local culture and language in these countries. Today, M7 Group provides more than 3 million subscribers with hundreds of satellite and IP-based radio and television services in digital and HD quality. Since 2011, M7 Group also provides broadband and telephony services to its customers in the Netherlands and Belgium. M7 Platform Services provides broadcasters with end-to-end distribution solutions for DTH, cable and IPTV reception.

SPI International is a global media company operating 42 television channels and digital services on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship movie service, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 90 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox service on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI also owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services. For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.