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Criterion Channel streaming service set for April 8 launch

The Criterion Channel, the new streaming service from US home video distribution outfit The Criterion Collection is to launch on April 8, with subscribers to cable operator Charter able to sign up immediately, with a ‘surprise movie’ released each Wednesday. The new streaming service will offer over 1,000 classic and contemporary art-house movies for US$10.99 […]

Turner to close down FilmStruck service

Turner and Warner Bros.-owned streaming service FilmStruck is to cease domestic and international operations from November 29, 2018. The news arrives two years after the film-focused streamer was launched and less-than a year after Turner rolled the service internationally. “We’re incredibly proud of the creativity and innovations produced by the talented and dedicated teams who worked […]

Filmstruck names Mubi exec as international content chief

Turner International and Warner Bros.’ streamer Filmstruck, has appointed Mubi’s Quentin Carbonell as the UK-based director of content and editorial for its international arm. Carbonell, who joined this month, will lead the service’s international content acquisition, programming and curation across all regions. He will also be responsible for defining and executing the service’s overall editorial […]

Filmstruck launches in France and Spain

Turner and Warner Bros are launching their joint-venture subscription film streaming service, Filmstruck, in France and Spain. The European expansion follows Filmstruck’s February launch in the UK in association with cinema brand Curzon. This was the first international rollout for the SVOD service, which initially launched in the US in 2016. Targeted at movie lovers, […]

Turner uses Accenture platform for Filmstruck, Cartoon Network TVE

Turner is using the Accenture Video Solution platform to help manage and operate some of the its online video services – including Filmstruck Curzon in the UK and Cartoon Network TV Everywhere (TVE) in Asia Pacific. The Accenture Video Solution is a cloud-based, open platform that integrates digital video management, distribution and monetisation. It is […]

Turner to roll out Filmstruck SVOD service internationally

Turner, in partnership with Warner Bros, has announced plans to roll out its US subscription video-on-demand service Filmstruck internationally, starting in the UK. Turner International’s Digital Ventures and Innovation (DV&I) Group and Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) have agreed a joint venture to launch the film streaming service across multiple territories in the next two […]

Filmstruck launches on Roku

Filmstruck, the Turner-owned SVOD dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The launch comes after Filmstruck added Chromecast support in February, with launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One due to follow “soon”. The service is already available via the browser, on iOS and Android devices, […]

Filmstruck adds Chromecast support

Turner’s recently launched subscription video-on-demand service, Filmstruck, has added Chromecast support. The US service, which offers arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, is available now on second-generation Chromecasts and Chromecast Ultra models. Filmstruck said in a post on Facebook that a Roku launch is now “definitely a priority” on its 2017 roadmap. It also aims […]

Turner to launch arthouse SVOD service Filmstruck

Turner is launching a new subscription video-on-demand service dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, called Filmstruck. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, the SVOD service is due to launch in the US on October 19 targeted at a niche audience of devoted film fans and […]

You.i TV raises US$12m led by Time Warner’s VC arm

You.i TV, a multi-screen video app platform provider for TV and media companies, has raised US$12 million (€10.7 million) in Series B funding, led by Time Warner Investments. You.i TV – which is behind apps like Sony Crackle and Rogers’ Shomi SVOD service – said it will use the funding to meet demand for its products, […]