Turner announced through a press release that it will launch FilmStruck, its first domestic SVOD service on October 19 in the United States. The catalog includes contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, among other contents.
The service was developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, and had been announced in May this year. According to what NexTV News Latam could find out, there are no plans yet to launch it in Latin America.
FilmStruck will offer a monthly subscription for USD 6.99. Users can also subscribed to FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel plan for USD10.99, which includes everything in the FilmStruck subscription plus unlimited access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of films and special features, along with its original programming. In addition, there will be an annual subscription including FilmStruck + The Criterion Channel for USD99.
FilmStruck will be available exclusively on Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices at launch, and on Apple TV and other platforms and devices in the coming months.
According to Coleman Breland, president of Turner Content Distribution and TCM, the company “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”.