The Criterion Channel, Criterion’s streaming service for film lovers, will launch on April 8 in the US and Canada.
You can sign up for a subscription now and it’ll set you back $11 a month (or $100 a year). It’s a little cheaper if you sign up before April 8, with Charter Subscribers paying $10 a month (or $90 a year).
It’s the same pricing model we heard about back in November, when WarnerMedia announced the FilmStruck replacement.
Charter Subscribers also get an exclusive movie of the week between sign-up and launch — the first being its newly released Criterion edition of 1976’s Mikey and Nicky.
It’ll offer more than 1,000 classic and contemporary films from its library, nightly thematic programming, a Sunday Spotlight series, a Tuesday short film, its Adventures in Moviegoing (a guest-curated series that’s previously featured Barry Jenkins and Guillermo del Toro) and other features.
Criterion’s only confirming a US and Canada launch initially, and said via email that it’ll keep us posted about plans for an international release.
WarnerMedia, which comprises HBO, Turner and Warner Bros, became a subsidiary of AT&T after the phone company’s $85 billion megamerger with Time Warner last June.