From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Film1 Logo
Launched1 February 2006; 13 years ago (2006-02-01)
Owned byTBA (2019-)
Sony Pictures Television (2015-2019)
Liberty Global (2006-2015)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Slogan"Stop searching. Start watching."
Broadcast areaNetherlands
ReplacedFilmnet (1984-1997)
Canal+ Netherlands (1997 - 2006)
CanalDigitaalChannel 20 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 21 (Film1 Action)
Channel 22 (Film1 Family)
Channel 23 (Film1 Drama)
ZiggoChannel 101 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 102 (Film1 Action HD)
Channel 103 (Film1 Family HD)
Channel 104 (Film1 Drama HD)
Channel 105 (Film1 On Demand)
CAIWChannel 301 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 302 (Film1 Action)
Channel 303 (Film1 Family)
Channel 305 (Film1 Drama)
Kabel NoordChannel 80 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 81 (Film1 Action HD)
Channel 82 (Film1 Family)
Channel 84 (Film1 Drama)
Channel 85 (Film1 Premiere)
Channel 86 (Film1 Action)
Delta NVChannel 11 (Film1 Premiere)
Channel 12 (Film1 Action)
Channel 13 (Film1 Family)
Channel 15 (Film1 Drama)
Channel 16 (Film1 Premiere HD)
KPN/Telfort/XS4ALLChannel 250 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 251 (Film1 Action HD)
Channel 252 (Film1 Family HD)
Channel 253 (Film1 Drama HD)
Tele2Channel 101 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 102 (Film1 Action HD)
Channel 103 (Film1 Family HD)
Channel 104 (Film1 Drama HD)
Streaming media
PlayStationPSN Store

Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service owned by Sony Pictures Television (previously owned by Liberty Global).


The service launched with three channels and a high-definition and timeshift version of the main channel. On 1 October 2008 Film1 Action was added to the line up. Film1 Series started on 17 January 2012 when it replaced the 1 hour timeshift channel Film1 Premiere +1.[1] On 20 September 2012 Film1 announced that they would be launching an online GO service with Tvinci.[2]

On 31 January 2012, Film1 announced that it would launch Sundance Channel in the Netherlands, by replacing the Film1 Festival on 1 March of the same year.[3] Film1 closed Film1 Sundance on 31 August 2017. The premium television service wants to focus more on its video-on-demand services.[4]

The channels are available on digital cable of most Dutch cable companies (e.g. Ziggo, Delta and CAIW), satellite (CanalDigitaal) and IPTV (e.g. KPN, T-Mobile, Telfort, Tele2 and XS4ALL). Most providers support the Film1 on demand service via a settopbox, the Film1 mobile app or the Film1 website. Film1 is not available via DVB-T.

On 1 May 2019, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Film1 would close on 1 August 2019.[5][6] On June 17 it was announced that Film1 will make a restart. It is not yet known by which company.[7]


Chellomedia (Liberty Global) launched Film1 together with its sister service Sport1 (known as Ziggo Sport Totaal after 11 November 2015) on 1 February 2006 and replaced the Canal+ Netherlands television channels. The service offers multiple film channels with Dutch and international productions many of which are television premières. It also broadcast television series, documentaries and concerts.

On 26 July 2014, Liberty Global announced that it had put Film1 up for sale.[8] Liberty Global agreed to sell Film1 to Sony Pictures Television on 27 March 2015,[9] and the acquisition of Film1 and associated channels was completed on 21 July of the same year.[10]


  • Film1 Premiere: Main flagship channel.
  • Film1 Action: Second channel focuses on thriller, action, and horror films.
  • Film1 Family: Third channel which focuses on comedy, family and children films.
  • Film1 Drama: Fourth channel.[1]
  • Film1 On Demand: A video on demand-service that provides selected content from all the above channels on an on-demand basis. The service is available from Ziggo's VOD service.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Film1 Series to challenge Dutch HBO".
  2. ^ "Chellomedia selects Tvinci to power online video service". Digital TV Europe. 20 September 2012.
  3. ^ Robert Briel (31 January 2012). "Chellomedia launches Sundance Channel".
  4. ^ "Film1 Sundance stopt; Film1 focust op on demand-aanbod". 4 July 2017.
  5. ^ Jarco Kriek (30 April 2019). "Film1 stopt lineair" (in Dutch).
  6. ^ David de Jong (1 May 2019). "Film1 stopt alle activiteiten" (in Dutch).
  7. ^ Jarco Kriek (17 June 2019). "Film1 gaat na 1 augustus door" (in Dutch).
  8. ^ Robert Briel (26 July 2014). "Liberty Global willing to sell Film1".
  9. ^ Robert Briel (27 March 2015). "Sony buys Film1 from Liberty Global".
  10. ^ SONY PICTURES TELEVISION CLOSES FILM1 DEAL, Retrieved on 26 July 2015