Ad-Supported Movie Streamer Film Ahoy Sets Sail in U.K. (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Ad-Supported Movie Streamer Film Ahoy Sets Sail in U.K. (Exclusive)
Movie-streaming site Film Ahoy has launched in the U.K., offering independent titles for free with ads, or for £1 ($1.25) without. Its backers are promising rights holders a 50% split of sales.

British filmmaker Dean Fisher of Bow Street Media is behind the platform, which was originally set to launch in 2017 after being announced at the Afm. Technical difficulties prevented it rolling out until now, but the service is now live. The launch lineup stretches to about 200 films spanning various genres including horror, sci-fi, action, and comedy. Fisher’s own Luke Goss-starrer, “Interview With a Hitman,” is one of the action movies on the service alongside other titles including Bruce Lee film “Super Dragon,” “City Rats” with Danny Dyer, and “The Man Inside,” starring David Harewood.

Fisher said there is a gap in the market for an ad-supported film offering. “There are so many streaming services at the moment and no
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