Turner’s FilmStruck Adds Warner Bros. Classic Films, As Warner Archive Service Winds Down
Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros.
are focusing their movie-streaming firepower on one service for film buffs: FilmStruck.The corporate cousins reached a deal to stock Turner’s FilmStruck with more than 600 classic Hollywood films each month from the Warner Bros.
At the same time, WB’s Warner Archive subscription-streaming service — launched in 2013 — will be shut down, and current customers will be migrated over to FilmStruck over the next few weeks.Warner Bros.
titles coming to FilmStruck include many that have never been available on a subscription video-on-demand platform.
Those include “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?”“It was a pretty easy decision” to fold Warner Archive and add WB’s movie catalog to FilmStruck, said Craig Hunegs, president of Warner Bros.
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