FilmStruck Streaming Service Shutting Down


Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks are closing down the FilmStruck streaming service at the end of next month.

The service, which has been running for just two years, will discontinue as of November 29. It currently encompasses the Criterion Channel as the exclusive online streaming home of the Criterion Collection in the U.S. “We’ll be trying to find ways we can bring our library and original content back to the digital space as soon as possible,” Criterion said.

FilmStruck had started an international rollout recently, including in the U.K., France and Spain. Both the U.S. and international operations will cease next month.

“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,” Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks commented in a joint statement. “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.”