Film1 Drama

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Film1 Drama
Film1 Spotlight.jpg
Film1 Drama Logo
Launched17 January 2012; 7 years ago (2012-01-17)
Owned byTBA (2019-)
Sony Pictures Television (2015-2019)
Liberty Global (2012-2015)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)[1]
Slogan"Alleen op één"
(Only on one)
Broadcast areaNetherlands
Formerly calledFilm1 Series (2012-2013)
Film1 Spotlight (2013-2016)
ReplacedFilm1 Premiere +1
Sister channel(s)Film1 Premiere
Film1 Action
Film1 Family
ZiggoChannel 104 (HD)

Film1 Drama is a Dutch premium television channel owned by Sony Pictures Television. Every night the programming is dedicated to a theme, such as a director or a genre. Film1 launched together with its sister service Sport1 on 1 February 2006 and replaced the Canal+ Netherlands television channels. Film1 offers multiple channels with Dutch and international film and television series productions.[2] Initially Film1 Drama started as Film1 Series on 17 January 2012 when it replaced the 1 hour timeshift channel Film1 Premiere +1, focusing on television series,[3] it changed into Film1 Spotlight on 6 September 2013.[4] On 1 September 2016 Film1 Spotlight got renamed by Film1 Drama.[5]

Film1 Spotlight's old logo as Film1 Series

The channel is available on most digital cable providers and IPTV provider Tele2. Satellite provider CanalDigitaal and DVB-T provider Digitenne don't provide Film1 Drama.

On 1 May 2019, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed that Film1 will close on 1 August 2019.[6][7] On June 17 it was announced that Film1 will make a restart, it is not yet known by which company.[8]

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  1. ^ [1], Nieuw HD-kanaal betaalzender Film1 ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
  2. ^ [2], Alles over het Film1 Kanaal ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
  3. ^ [3], Film1 Series to challenge Dutch HBO.
  4. ^ [4], Film1 wijzigt indeling zenderaanbod ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
  5. ^ [5], Film1 vernieuwt per 1 september ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
  6. ^ Jarco Kriek (30 April 2019). "Film1 stopt lineair" (in Dutch).
  7. ^ David de Jong (1 May 2019). "Film1 stopt alle activiteiten" (in Dutch).
  8. ^ Jarco Kriek (17 June 2019). "Film1 gaat na 1 augustus door" (in Dutch).