The Film Detective
|The Film Detective|
|Owned by||Phil Hopkins (founder)|
|Sling TV||24/7 channel (with on demand)|
|Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV||Service app|
The Film Detective is a internet television service and vintage film archive based in Rockport, Massachusetts. Programming for the service consists of classic feature films as well as some classic television programs. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
The company was founded in December 2013 by veteran film archivist and collector Philip Hopkins, previously a co-founder of Marengo Films and a co-founder at Film Chest, where he oversaw the first-ever Blu-ray restoration of the Orson Welles film The Stranger and was instrumental in recovering the library of noted film collector Elvin Feltner.
The service has over 3,000 titles which include classic Westerns, Mystery, Family, Horror, Mystery, Family, Film Noir, Cult Classics, Silents, Shorts and Documentaries. Many are seldom seen titles. This includes B movie titles. Titles are made available by the Film Detective for broadcast, theatrical, Blu-ray and streaming.
The Film Detective offers various ways to watch their services. The online streaming option can viewed for free with ads or commercial free with a subscription.
On May 31, 2018, The Film Detective launched a 24/7 channel on the Sling TV streaming service. Included as part of Sling TV's “Hollywood Extra” add-on, the service also includes on demand programming from The Film Detective. With the carriage on Sling TV, the service is available as an option to over two million subscribers. The 24/7 channel is similar in format and programming to 1980's Nostalgia Channel.
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