October 26, 2018
Looking to further consolidate its over-the top video strategy, WarnerMedia Oct. 26 disclosed it is closing FilmStruck, the film streaming service from Turner Classic Movies catering to rare, classic, foreign, arthouse, and independent cinema.
The Atlanta-based service launched in November 2016 and succeeded Hulu as the exclusive online streaming home of the Criterion Collection in the United States.
“We regret to inform you that FilmStruck will be shutting down. Our last day of service will Nov. 29, and we are currently no longer enrolling new subscribers,” the service said on its website.
The move comes shortly after WarnerMedia – which was created following AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner – shuttered Korean-themed movie SVOD service DramaFever, based in New York.