FilmStruck will discontinue service on 11/29/18. If you are a current subscriber, please visit https://t.co/ht0FF065M9 for refund information. It has been our pleasure bringing FilmStruck to you and we thank you for your support. pic.twitter.com/J9lGX23V3Y— FilmStruck (@FilmStruck) October 26, 2018
- FilmStruck is a streaming service that affordably provided old, rare, arthouse, independent and classic movies and documentaries. Earlier today, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Network announced that it will be shutting down the service.
- The Criterion Channel, which was on FilmStruck, will obviously be affected and now has to find a new home.
- In a joint statement, Turner and Warner stated, “While FilmStruck has a very loyal fanbase, it remains largely a niche service."
- Honestly, just blame AT&T.
- FilmStruck will be gone as of November 29.
- People on Twitter reacted quite strongly today:
Like... I went into @FilmStruck a little under the weather and before taping anything received a homemade fennel and pea shoot soup, like... these were flesh and blood people who really, truly cared about the work they were doing and the people who made and appreciated film 😢💔— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) October 26, 2018
This is true BUT FilmStruck had a grander vision and the (shockingly) fortunate position of having resources that actually allowed them to pursue it. If this is truly the end, it’ll be premature and leave us with a “What if....” https://t.co/VhpiD5UM1c— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) October 26, 2018
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Will the end of FilmStruck affect you? What streaming services other than Prime or Netflix do you like? Do you still buy physical media?