Film1 Logo
Launched 1 February 2006
Owned by Sony Pictures Television
Picture format 576i (PAL) 16:9
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan "Alléén op één"
(Only on one)
Country Netherlands
Language Dutch/English
Broadcast area Netherlands
Headquarters Amsterdam
Replaced Filmnet (1984-1997)
Canal+ Netherlands (1997 - 2006)
CanalDigitaal Channel 20 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 21 (Film1 Action)
Channel 22 (Film1 Family)
Channel 23 (Film1 Sundance Channel)
Ziggo Channel 101 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 102 (Film1 Action HD)
Channel 103 (Film1 Family HD)
Channel 104 (Film1 Drama HD)
Channel 105 (Film1 Sundance Channel HD)
CAIW Channel 301 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 302 (Film1 Action)
Channel 303 (Film1 Family)
Channel 304 (Film1 Sundance Channel)
Channel 305 (Film1 Drama)
Kabel Noord Channel 80 (Film1 Premiere HD)
Channel 81 (Film1 Action HD)
Channel 82 (Film1 Family)
Channel 83 (Film1 Sundance Channel)
Channel 84 (Film1 Drama)
Channel 85 (Film1 Premiere)
Channel 86 (Film1 Action)
Delta NV Channel 11 (Film1 Premiere)
Channel 12 (Film1 Action)
Channel 13 (Film1 Family)
Channel 14 (Film1 Sundance Channel)
Channel 15 (Film1 Drama)
Channel 16 (Film1 Premiere HD)

Film1 is a Dutch premium television service owned by Sony Pictures Television (previously onwed 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 31 January 2012, Film1 announced that it would launch Sundance Channel in the Netherlands. It replaced Film1 Festival on 1 March 2012.[2]

The channels are available on digital cable of most Dutch cable companies, satellite (CanalDigitaal) and IPTV (Tele2 and KPN). Satellite provider CanalDigitaal does not provide Film1 Spotlight and Film1 On Demand. IPTV provider Tele2 does not provide high-definition and Film1 On Demand. Film1 is not available via DVB-T.

On 20 September 2012 Film1 announced that they would be launching an online GO service with Tvinci.[3]


Chellomedia (Liberty Global) launched Film1 together with its sister service Sport1 on 1 February 2006 and replaced the Canal+ Netherlands television channels. On 27 March 2015 Sony Pictures Television announced to acquire Film1 from Liberty Global. The take-over however will not take place until regulatory approval has been given. 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.[4] Liberty Global agreed to sell Film1 to Sony Pictures Television on 27 March 2015, awaiting regulatory approval.[5]

On 21 July 2015, Sony Pictures Television took over operations of Film 1 and associated channels.[6]


Television series line-up

See also


  1. 1 2 "Film1 Series to challenge Dutch HBO".
  2. 1 2 Robert Briel (31 January 2012). "Chellomedia launches Sundance Channel".
  3. "Chellomedia selects Tvinci to power online video service". Digital TV Europe. 20 September 2012.
  4. Robert Briel (26 July 2014). "Liberty Global willing to sell Film1".
  5. Robert Briel (27 March 2015). "Sony buys Film1 from Liberty Global".
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