Warner Archive to Launch Streaming Service12 Feb, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Warner Archive Collection, the manufacture-on-demand DVD program launched in early 2009, will soon add a streaming subscription service, featuring hundreds of rare movies, TV shows and cartoons.
Warner Archive Instant (instant.warnerarchive.com) will be available on PCs, Macs and Roku devices when it launches, with plans to spread to more devices. The service currently is in beta trials.
“Now is your chance to discover — and rediscover — rare movies and TV shows you can't find anywhere else (and some favorites you can) from Warner Bros., MGM, RKO, New Line, Monogram, Allied Artists, Lorimar and more,” the site reads.
A Warner representative said the company could not share how many titles would be available when it launches or how much the service will cost.
Many movies will include bonus features, including trailers, and every month Warner will showcase “a monthly festival-style list of streaming movie marathons. They're carefully curated selections of flicks and shows built around a common theme or interest. It's like having a repertory house in your living room!”
Some films will be delivered in 1080p and 720p, and most will be delivered in their original aspect ratios. Warner is also working on adding closed captioning to many selections.