Available as an add-on the Criterion Channel offers Unlimited access to the Criterion Collection.There will be three different subscription plans available on Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices, with Apple TV and other devices to be added at a later stage.
The new OTT service is launching in the US on October 19, and is developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection.
Subscription costs $6.99/month, with the Criterion Channel added $10.99; there is also an annual subscription available for $99/year for FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel.
“Turner smartly identified a strategic way to move into the direct-to-consumer business by creating an over-the-top offering that was additive to the TV landscape, with programming not readily available in the streaming marketplace and that was completely differentiated from what TCM already offers,” said Coleman Breland, president of Turner Content Distribution and TCM.
“FilmStruck super-serves a niche and devoted audience of film fans and will be a strong addition to Turner’s portfolio of leading brands.”
“FilmStruck is a departure from the timeless Hollywood classics that we offer at TCM and a genuinely distinct offering for the streaming marketplace, focusing on a thoughtfully curated experience around hard-to-find, critically acclaimed, independent films from the most celebrated libraries in the world,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager of TCM and FilmStruck.
“By combining the expertise at TCM and the Criterion Collection – two of the leading authorities in film preservation and history – we have created something really special that is a must-have for passionate film lovers.”
“Joining forces with the team at TCM has been a dream come true, and we’re very excited about our new home,” said Peter Becker, president of The Criterion Collection.
“FilmStruck is the first streaming platform to give movies the kind of deep, rich treatment that viewers have come to expect from The Criterion Collection, and The Criterion Channel opens up thrilling new ways for us to connect our passionate audience with the films and filmmakers they love.”