Commenting on the development, Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International, said: “It brings us great pleasure to expand our partnership with Samsung TV Plus to another key Western European market for SPI with the launch of our new documentary AVOD channel Docustream and the well-received Filmstream.
“Now, Samsung TV Plus viewers in the Netherlands can enjoy some of the best documentary features and world cinema gems acquired from top producers and distributors with specially curated Docustream and Filmstream programming slates”.
Samsung TV Plus launched in the Netherlands earlier this year and boasts a catalogue of 100% free ad-supported content spanning news, sports, entertainment, movies and more in 20+ channels, with new channels being added regularly.
The service comes pre-installed on Samsung Smart TVs from 2017 onwards and users are not required to register in order to stream the content offered. The deal marks Docustream’s debut with Samsung TV Plus in the Netherlands and Filmstream is currently available to watch on select Samsung devices in India, UK and Australia, with more launches to be announced soon.