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Filmstruck streaming service shutting down in November

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Bummer news for movie fans and cineasts: Filmstruck, the movie streaming service launched two years ago by the DVD/Bluray makers Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies, is shutting down. Official word from Filmstruck:

We have some sad news to share: earlier this morning, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced plans to shut down FilmStruck, the streaming service that has been our happy home for the last two years. Like many of you, we are disappointed by this decision. When we launched the Criterion Channel in 2016, we had two goals: to ensure that our entire streaming library remained available, and to address our audience in our own voice. We’re proud of the work we’ve done, bringing curated programming and the full range of supplemental features to the streaming space, championing a diverse array of filmmakers from beyond our collection and creating original content that invites you into exciting conversations about cinema culture.

All this is very new, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more details. But rest assured that we are still committed to restoring and preserving the best of world cinema and bringing it to you in any medium we can. In the weeks ahead, we’ll keep you informed about the great programming you can watch on the Channel before it shuts down on November 29, and we’ll be trying to find ways we can bring our library and original content back to the digital space as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone who enjoyed FilmStruck, and we hope you’ll join us as we look forward to what the future brings.

Filmstruck had the best of the Criterion Collection’s amazing library of arthouse, cult and classic cinema, and even more classics from the Turner Classic Movies and Warner Brothers archives, and some great original content too. As their statement says, Filmstruck shuts down on November 29. We are very sad to see you go.

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