FilmStruck Sign-Ups Resume

Turner’s new subscription OTT service had put sign-ups on hold temporarily
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After halting sign-ups temporarily during an apparent high volume of interested consumers, FilmStruck, the new subscription VOD service from Turner for movie aficionados, said Tuesday (November 1) that its provisioning system was back online.

RELATED: Turner to Go OTT With ‘FilmStruck’

FilmStruck went live yesterday on Web browsers, Android and iOS mobile devices, and Fire TV devices. Consumers can get a 14-day free trial of FilmStruck, which starts at $6.99 per month, and $4 more per month for FilmStruck plus the Criterion Channel. An annual FilmStruck/Criterion Channel subscription is $99. 

Sign-ups resumed last night:

#FilmStruck fans, we're up & running for you. Head to https://t.co/mlA2ts1hoA to check out our spotlight on Akira Kurosawa & more. pic.twitter.com/0ZxeA5aXfi

— FilmStruck (@FilmStruck) November 2, 2016

FilmStruck said it was experiencing a high volume of concurrent sign-ups soon after going live, but that it had resolved the issue on Tuesday evening.

In responses to questions posed by consumers via Twitter, FilmStruck noted that the service will become available on Apple TV (fourth generation) in December, and on Roku’s platform in “early 2017.”

FilmStruck had originally expected to launch on Oct. 19, but decided to delay the debut so it could  complete work on a “seamless registration process for subscribers”

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