Carnegie Hall adds on-demand video network, Carnegie Hall+

Posted on: December 9, 2021

“Carnegie Hall is launching an on-demand video network that features recorded performances of classical artists known for performing at the famed venue,” writes Ronald Blum in Wednesday’s (12/8) Associated Press. “Carnegie Hall+, created in a partnership Unitel, was to launch Wednesday night. It costs $7.99 monthly and is available through the Apple TV app and smart televisions, Roku, Amazon Fire and other devices. Content includes operas from the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival’s 1979-80 staging of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.… Carnegie executive and artistic director Clive Gillinson said the Hall began exploring a network about 15 years ago…. Gillinson was introduced to Unitel by Lawrence Perelman, a consultant who became a co-founder of the network. Gillinson said a pair of Carnegie trustees contributed funds enabling the startup…. Carnegie Hall+ will carry future performances from the Hall but has not decided whether they will be streamed live or as recordings…. The focus at launch is on content rather than locale…. ‘There are no limitations on where you collect your content,’ Gillinson said.”