FilmStruck Bolsters Library with New Warner Bros. Pact


FilmStruck, Turner’s streaming service for movie lovers, has partnered with Warner Bros. Digital Networks to increase its film library.

FilmStruck subscribers in the U.S. now have access to 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 Hollywood classics such as CasablancaRebel Without a Cause, Singin’ in the RainCitizen Kane, Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, Cat People, An American in Paris and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

TCM Select is a new featured collection offering the iconic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, supplemented with introductions from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz created exclusively for FilmStruck, rare archival content and bonus materials. There are also new curated themes around classic Hollywood such as Rogers & Astaire: The Complete Collection, Neo-Noir, and a Star of the Week theme featuring Bette Davis, Hepburn & Tracy and Ava Gardner, among others.

Effective immediately, Warner Archive will close its digital streaming service, with current subscribers being transitioned to a FilmStruck subscription.

“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, the president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks and president of business and strategy at 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.”