Turner Delays Launch of FilmStruck

OTT movie service to launch in November
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Turner has delayed the scheduled Oct. 19 launch of its much ballyhooed FilmStruck OTT movie service to November, the company said Tuesday.

The service, which will feature an online library of arthouse, indie foreign and cult films, will be delayed to “complete a seamless registration process for subscribers,” the company said. TCM and FilmStruck general manager Jennifer Dorian recently told Multichannel News that the economics for the OTT service "worked for streaming to niche audiences."

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The $6.99 per month service was also expected to feature the Criterion Collection of movies for an additional $4 a month.

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Here’s the full statement regarding FilmStruck’s launch delay:

The launch of FilmStruck is delayed until November as we work to complete a seamless registration process for subscribers. We look forward to bringing film fans a premium service with beautifully curated content and the largest streaming library of world-renowned arthouse, indie, cult and foreign films.

FilmStruck also shared word via Twitter: 

#FilmStruck News: Disappointing, but we're delaying launch to Nov to refine the sign up process. We’re hard at work. It’s gonna be great. pic.twitter.com/CM5q7n8u4i

— FilmStruck (@FilmStruck) October 18, 2016