FilmStruck a casualty of Time Warner acquisition

Will smaller services be gobbled up by the big fish? ■ By Jim Hitt / Media Columnist On Nov. 29, FilmStruck will have ceased operations. It catered to film enthusiasts. The streaming service focused on older films from Warner Bros., RKO and other studios. It also included the Criterion Collection, comprised of important films from around the world and included the works of directors such as Jean Renoir, Federico Fellini, and Akira Kurosawa. American directors included Samuel Fuller, Howard Hawks and John Ford. FilmStruck was owned and operated by Time Warner, which in June of this year was bought by AT&T. The mega-company also owns HBO. On Oct. 26, AT&T announced

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