May 24, 2007 / 7:34 AM / 10 years ago

TCM has Room for oldies online

<p>A screen grab of TCM.com. Turner Classic Movies has launched an online video destination devoted to classic films. Dubbed the Media Room, the video portal lives on the TCM.com site and launched on Tuesday with more than 3,000 pieces of video content in the form of short films, movie clips, trailers and interstitials from TCM programming. REUTERS/www.tcm.com</p>

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Turner Classic Movies has launched an online video destination devoted to classic films.

Dubbed the Media Room, the video portal lives on the TCM.com site and launched on Tuesday with more than 3,000 pieces of video content in the form of short films, movie clips, trailers and interstitials from TCM programming.

The launch also featured the online premiere of the 1937 romantic comedy “Living on Love” in its entirety. In the future, Media Room will offer features in a widescreen Cinemascope format and without letterboxing, which is designed to duplicate the cinematic experience.

Films that will later be available on the portal include 1933’s “Rafter Romance,” 1938’s “A Man to Remember” and 1933’s “Double Harness” -- all of which are from the Lost and Found programming series made up of RKO titles from the 1930s that were lost and rediscovered.

While TCM’s Media Room content will be updated daily and drawn from the cable network’s television programming, it also will offer users the ability to create playlists and search for content based on an actor, director or filmmaker.

The portal expands TCM.com’s existing interactive movie database, which features content related to more than 130,000 titles from the Turner Entertainment catalog as well as licensed content from American Film Institute’s catalog of features, the Internet Movie Database and additional sources.

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