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WarnerMedia to shut down FilmStruck streaming service

AT&T-owned Turner Entertainment, a division of WarnerMedia, will cease domestic and international operations of its subscription streaming service FilmStruck on Nov. 29. FilmStruck launched in 2016 and offers subscribers access to ...
October 26, 2018

AT&T-owned Turner Entertainment, a division of WarnerMedia, will cease domestic and international operations of its subscription streaming service FilmStruck on Nov. 29.

FilmStruck launched in 2016 and offers subscribers access to titles from Turner Classic Movies, with a focus on rare, classic, arthouse and indie cinema, including documentary films.

The SVOD service has also been the exclusive online streaming home of the Criterion Collection in the U.S. for the last two years via the Criterion Channel. Criterion will be looking for a new home in the digital space in the lead-up to the Nov. 29 deadline, according to the company’s newsletter.

News of the shutdown comes a week after Turner announced that it will discontinue its Super Deluxe digital studio division and entertainment business unit.

“We’re incredibly proud of the creativity and innovations produced by the talented and dedicated teams who worked on FilmStruck over the past two years,” reads a joint statement from Turner and Warner Bros. “While FilmStruck has a very loyal fanbase, it remains largely a niche service. We plan to take key learnings from FilmStruck to help shape future business decisions in the direct-to-consumer space and redirect this investment back into our collective portfolios.”

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