Criterion Streaming

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Big news for bereft FilmStruck fans.

The indie streaming service, The Criterion Channel, will launch on April 8.

The new streamer will retain much of what endeared FilmStruck to movie connoisseurs.

In addition to more than 1,000 Hollywood and international titles from the Criterion Collection, the service will revive such FilmStruck series as Adventures in Moviegoing (a guest programmer show), Art-House America, Split Screen and Meet the Filmmakers.

Adventures in Moviegoing

The Criterion Channel will cost $9.99 a month for charter subscribers (those who sign up before the launch date) and $10.99/month for everyone else.

There’s a special sweetener for charter subscribers. They’ll be able to lock in the lower monthly rate for the lifetime of their subscriptions and access other benefits, including a prelaunch Movie of the Week every Wednesday until April 8.

To sign up and for more information, visit Criterion Channel.

WarnerMedia Service to Launch Next Year

WarnerMedia said The Criterion Collection will be included in its new consumer platform, launching late next year, but did not provide any other details.

Other Indie Streamers

For a survey of other indie/classic film streamers, read The Savvy Screener’s “FilmStruck Options.”

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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