Warner Archive SVOD shutting down, subscribers being transitioned to FilmStruck

FilmStruck will feature classic movie collections including several Akira Kurosawa films. Image: FilmStruck
The transition is happening as part of a new deal FilmStruck set with Warner Bros. (FilmStruck/Turner)

Warner Bros. is shutting down its Warner Archive streaming service and transitioning those subscribers over to Turner SVOD FilmStruck.

The transition is happening as part of a new deal FilmStruck set with Warner Bros. Digital Networks in order to expand its library of art house, indie, foreign and cult films to include some classic Hollywood pictures.

During the transition, the company warned that new Warner Archive accounts cannot be created and certain Warner Archive apps may become temporarily unavailable.

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Through the deal, FilmStruck subscribers will get exclusive streaming access to films including “Casablanca,” “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Singin’ In the Rain,” “Citizen Kane,” “The Music Man” and “An American In Paris.”

“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, in a statement. “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.”

RELATED: Turner, Warner Bros. launching SVOD FilmStruck internationally

Both Turner and Warner Bros. are divisions of Time Warner Inc.

The tie up stateside for Warner Bros. and FilmStruck arrived after the companies announced in January a partnership to launch FilmStruck internationally.

The U.K. service will launch in association with cinema brand Curzon as FilmStruck Curzon and will feature a branded Curzon area within the service, including films from the Curzon Artificial Eye film library. The U.K. is the joint venture’s initial launch market in what is planned as a multimarket rollout over the next two years.

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