TCM Select Now on FilmStruck
FilmStruck is expanding its movie library to offer iconic Hollywood Classics through a new partnership with Warner Bros. Digital Networks and TCM. This means that Warner Bros.' celebrated classic films are now streaming exclusively on FilmStruck. Additionally, a new featured collection of films, "TCM Select", focuses on movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood. It's a win-win!
This new collaboration will expand the already robust FilmStruck library of acclaimed slate of art house, indie, foreign and cult films, adding timeless classic films specifically from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Beginning today, FilmStruck subscribers in the U.S. will get hundreds of new movies as well as exclusive streaming access to films from the Warner Bros. classic film library at no additional cost. These films include the critically acclaimed classics Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause, Singin’ In the Rain, Citizen Kane, The Music Man, Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, Cat People, A Night At The Opera, An American In Paris, and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.
TCM Select is a specialized pool of films much like the already established "Criterion Collection" pool. The new collection is supplemented with introductions from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, which are created specifically for FilmStruck - meaning you're not going to see these same intros on the TCM channel. In addition, rare archival content and bonus materials are included for the streaming viewer, making the online experience unique from the traditional network experience. As to be expected from TCM, there are curated themes such as Rogers & Astaire: The Complete Collection, Neo-Noir, and a Star of the Week theme featuring such luminaries as Bette Davis, Hepburn & Tracy and Ava Gardner, among others.
For some time now Turner has wanted to bring fans a viewing abilities at every touch point, or possible platform. Although fans have been clamoring for some time, the network places the blame for the delay on their desire to provide an optimal service. As Coleman Breland, president of TCM, FilmStruck and Turner Content puts it, "We’re very proud of the premium movie service we’ve built as an additive entertainment option among our portfolio of popular TV networks. 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.” As you can see, they may not be the first players in the game, but TCM always provides quality. And for the most part viewers are happy with the Tortoise and the Hare approach.
Warner Bros. was an early entry to online and VOD viewing. They view this new collaboration as a logical progression to their goal of providing the best content directly to the fans that desire it. As it partners with FilmStruck, Warner Archive will sunset its own digital streaming service, with current subscribers being transitioned to a FilmStruck subscription, providing them with instant access to additional films available to stream anywhere, anytime. The only real difference will be the additional bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage, FilmStruck provides, making it a must-have streaming service for serious film fans.
FilmStruck is available to stream on Roku, Google Chromecast, Apple TV 4th generation devices, Amazon Fire TV, web, iOS and Android devices. FilmStruck can also be accessed via the Apple App store, as well as online and via Google Play for Android users. For more information visit FilmStruck.com, and happy streaming!