• Criterion Channel Streaming Service Launching Spring 2019

    24 days ago - By Screen Rant

    Criterion isn't taking FilmStruck's closure lying down, as the curator of classic and contemporary films has announced an all-new independent Criterion Channel will launch in the spring of 2019. The news of FilmStruck's demise came late in October, following the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. In an effort to justify its shuttering, Warner Digital Media described FilmStruck as “largely a niche service,” a description that didn't go over too well with the more than 50,000 people who signed the change.org petition to save it, or with the many filmmakers and actors who recently signed a...
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  • Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

    Criterion Collection to launch stand-alone streaming service

    24 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    NEW YORK - FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service.
    In an announcement that warmed the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, Criterion said Friday that it has reached an agreement with WarnerMedia to launch the Criterion Channel as a stand-alone service in spring next year.
    FilmStruck, the streaming offshoot of Turner Classic Movies and home to the Criterion's catalog of arthouse classics, is to be shutdown Nov. 29. The decision sparked a backlash, with tens of thousands signing petitions and prominent filmmakers like Martin...
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  • Criterion To Launch a New Independent Streaming Channel

    Criterion To Launch a New Independent Streaming Channel

    24 days ago - By Coming Soon

    Criterion to launch a new independent streaming channel
    A few weeks after announcing the shut down of its streaming service FilmStruck, The Criterion Collection will be launching a new independent streaming channel titled simply The Criterion Channel, with its debut set for sometime in spring 2019.
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    In their announcement of the new service, the home media production company thanked the fans of the FilmStruck service for their disheartened responses to the closure.
    “We are incredibly touched and encouraged by the flood of...
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  • Criterion Films Announces New Streaming Service To Replace FilmStruck

    24 days ago - By Deadline

    That was fast. Deadline reported yesterday that movement was afoot to prevent the demise of FilmStruck and its curated access to the movie classics from the Criterion Collection. This after a group of elite filmmakers implored WarnerMedia not to scrub the service at month's end. Here is the announcement with the specifics:
    The Criterion Collection and WarnerMedia announced today a new chapter for the beloved collection of Criterion films. In the Spring of 2019, through a s...
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