IFC Films has launched its IFC Films Unlimited streaming service in Canada, available on Apple TV and the iPhone maker’s TV app.
IFC Films Unlimited comes with a 7-day free trial, then costs $5.99 CAD per month in Canada. The streaming service launched last May in the U.S., with close to 400 films. Movies are from the IFC Films, Sundance Selects and genre label IFC Midnight.
Lisa Schwartz, Co-President of IFC Films, told Deadline, “It’s fitting that our first launch in Canada coincides with TIFF, where we’ve been proud to showcase so many of the festival’s top-tier films including this year, with IFC Films’ The Truth. The film will debut on IFC Films Unlimited on Apple TV channels. Customers in Canada will be able to watch ‘The Truth’ immediately following its theatrical run, which demonstrates our commitment to making our films available to fans as soon as possible, whenever possible.”
According to Schwartz, Canada’s structure of IFC Films will be different from the U.S.; when the company releases The Truth in 2020, it will be available within the Unlimited streaming service in Canada. But in the U.S., the movie will hit Showtime and Hulu, then IFC Films Unlimited.
“So this launch is a first pay window platform in the territory. We’re really excited by that,” she added.
You can sign up for IFC Films Unlimited right on Apple TV or the TV iOS app on iPhone or iPad. If you have your Apple ID funded by discounted iTunes cards from Costco, you’ll be saving on your subscription.