Saturday, May 18, 2024

AT&T, As Owner of Warner Media, Shutting Down Popular, Smart FilmStruck Streaming Service Next Month


That didn’t take long.

Now that AT&T owns WarnerMedia, formerly Time Warner, they have to get busy shutting down things people like.

FilmStruck, a popular and smart streaming service, is first to go. This was a service that provided curated, unusual films, and programming for sophisticated film fans. But you know, there’s no place for that now, not when you could be watching a comic book movie.

The folks in charge say: “We’re incredibly proud of the creativity and innovations produced by the talented and dedicated teams who worked on FilmStruck over the past two years. While FilmStruck has a very loyal fanbase, it remains largely a niche service. We plan to take key learnings from FilmStruck to help shape future business decisions in the direct-to-consumer space and redirect this investment back into our collective portfolios.”

The service ends November 29th.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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