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Sony Pictures TV makes first streaming move in Western Europe

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is expanding into OTT in Western Europe for the first time by launching Film1, its premium pay movie service, in the Netherlands.

Kate Marsh

Film1 will deliver exclusive, first-run films via a new OTT service where customers can watch over three hundred films on-demand, direct to a screen whenever it suits them.

At launch, the new service comes with unlimited, instant access to titles such as Blade Runner 2049Spider-Man: HomecomingBaby Driver and more.

Film 1’s OTT service, which will launch on June 21 will be available for a monthly subscription of €7,99 or an annual subscription for €79,99.

The new service will have a live stream of the Film1 Premiere linear channel and an extensive range of over three hundred movies on demand.

Kate Marsh, SPTN’s executive vice president of Western Europe, said: “We’re delighted to be expanding into OTT with the launch of our new Film1 service. We take pride in securing the latest and best film content for our Dutch audience, and this new direct to your screen service complements our partnerships with Pay TV operators and delivers a new way for people to access our top-quality content.”