Turner & Warner Bros. to Take FilmStruck SVOD Service International


Turner International’s digital ventures and innovation (DV&I) group and Warner Bros. Digital Networks are taking the movie streaming service FilmStruck out to the wider global marketplace.

The service draws primarily on the Warner Bros. library and the Criterion Collection library, as well as other global and local content partners. It features a broad collection of movies: mainstream, cult, independent, classics, art house, foreign and documentary film.

The U.K. marks the first launch territory in what is planned as a multi-market rollout over the next two years. The U.K. service will launch in association with cinema brand Curzon as Filmstruck Curzon. It will feature a branded Curzon area within the service curated in collaboration with Curzon.

“We’re thrilled to take this significant step together as a joint venture with Warner Bros. Digital Networks, after many years of growing collaboration across various other projects with Warner Bros. as a whole,” said Aksel van der Wal, executive VP of DV&I. “FilmStruck helps us realize a shared vision for what we see as a clear gap in the market for film lovers around the world. We’re also delighted to be working with a partner of Curzon’s heritage and prestige.”

“International film fans now have a new home for a wide and diverse range of movies including some of Warner Bros.’ most iconic titles,” said Craig Hunegs, the president of business and strategy at Warner Bros. Television Group and president of Warner Bros. Digital Networks. “It’s Warner’s and Turner’s heritage to bring the best films to audiences, and Warner Bros. Digital Networks is very excited to partner with Aksel and the Turner team to do this in an even more direct and compelling way.”

Philip Mordecai, director of digital ventures at Curzon, added: “It is tremendously exciting to see Filmstruck Curzon launching in U.K. We look forward to collaborating on the curation of the site and introducing this excellent service to our customers across the Curzon group. Our shared vision with Turner and Warner Bros. Digital teams has enormous potential. Curzon is thrilled to be joining at this early stage and see this collaboration as a further marker in our commitment to premium consumer services in the U.K. and internationally.”