As a result, FilmStruck subscribers in the US will now get hundreds of new movies as well as exclusive streaming access to films from the Warner Bros. classic film library at no additional cost. This includes Warner classics such as Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause, Singin’ In the Rain, Citizen Kane, The Music Man, Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, Cat People, A Night At The Opera, An American In Paris, and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Following the integration of the Warner titles, the Warner Archive Collection SVOD service will be shut down.
“At Turner, we’re dedicated to bringing fans optimal viewing experiences at every touch point, and we’re very proud of the premium movie service we’ve built as an additive entertainment option among our portfolio of popular TV networks,” said Coleman Breland, president of Turner Classic Movies, FilmStruck and Turner Content Experiences.
“There is tremendous value in partnering with Warner Bros., who owns the most iconic classic film library in the world, as the next natural step in FilmStruck’s evolution as we continue to build momentum in the streaming marketplace.”
“We are very excited to partner with FilmStruck and bring Warner Bros.’ classic movie library to the world’s premiere film service,” said Craig Hunegs, president, Warner Bros. Digital Networks and President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group.
“This continues Warner Bros. rapid expansion to bring the best content directly to the fans in a compelling and affordable way.”
Turner launched Filmstruck in the US in October 2016, international expansion was started earlier this year, when the SVOD service launched in the UK, where the service draws primarily on the extensive Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection library, as well as other global and local content partners.