Film1 Drama
Film1 Spotlight.jpg
Film1 Drama Logo
Broadcast areaNetherlands
HeadquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)[1]
OwnerSPI International (2019-)
Sony Pictures Television (2015-2019)
Liberty Global (2012-2015)
Sister channelsFilm1 Premiere
Film1 Action
Film1 Family
Launched17 January 2012; 10 years ago (2012-01-17)
ReplacedFilm1 Premiere +1
Former namesFilm1 Series (2012-2013)
Film1 Spotlight (2013-2016)

Film1 Drama is a Dutch premium television channel owned by SPI International. 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
Film1 Spotlight's old logo as Film1 Series

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

See also


  1. ^ [1], Nieuw HD-kanaal betaalzender Film1 (in Dutch)
  2. ^ [2], Alles over het Film1 Kanaal (in Dutch)
  3. ^ [3], Film1 Series to challenge Dutch HBO.
  4. ^ [4], Film1 wijzigt indeling zenderaanbod (in Dutch)
  5. ^ [5], Film1 vernieuwt per 1 september (in Dutch)