The SVOD service will feature a robust assortment of content from both companies’ catalogue as well as from the cinema brand Curzon.
GLOBAL–Turner International’s Digital Ventures and Innovation Group has teamed up with Warner Bros. Digital Networks to launch a multi-territory video streaming service, called Filmstruck.
FilmStruck will feature content from both media companies–including the extensive Warner Bros. catologue, the Criterion Collection library and titles from a wide range of global partners.
The streaming service will also offer specially curated content; exclusive bonus material, including cast interviews; Criterion original mini-documentaries and hosted introductions; and original artwork. The collection will be regularly updated, providing movie fans with a library of high-end video content.
“International film fans now have a new home for a wide and diverse range of movies including some of Warner Bros.’ most iconic titles,” says Craig Hunegs, president, business and strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group, and president, 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.”
Additionally, in the U.K., the service will launch in association with the cinema brand Curzon under the title FilmStruck Curzon. Through the agreement, the service will feature a branded Curzon area that includes titles from the Curzon Artificial Eye film library. It also allows the company to launch additional Curzon-branded cinema services in other markets.
“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 Vice President, 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.”
FilmStruck Curzon is expected to hit the U.K. market in the coming weeks and will be available on demand on most phones and tablets, online and on TV via streaming devices. Additional markets will roll out FilmStruck over the next two years.