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CNN+ Is Dead, But Its Owner Isn’t Giving Up Global News Ambitions

It seems that CNN+ was doomed before it even launched. The subscription streaming service, which launched on March 29 and will shut down on April 30, was misaligned with the long-term strategy outlined by Discovery executives, who took over WarnerMedia just a week or so after the service launched, and who plan to create a […]

CNN+ Shutting Down Less Than a Month After Launch

Less than a month after it launched, the streaming service CNN+ will wind down operations, as its new corporate owner, Warner Bros. Discovery, rethinks the news giant’s streaming strategy. The service will shut down April 30, after launching on March 29. WarnerMedia had spent some $300 million on the launch of CNN+, and planned to […]

CNN Revives ‘The Wonder List With Bill Weir’ as a CNN+ Original Series (Exclusive)

After a nearly five-year hiatus, CNN is bringing back climate change-focused travel series The Wonder List With Bill Weir. For its fourth season, however, The Wonder List will be a CNN+ original, joining the nascent streaming service’s library of exclusive series. The first three seasons of The Wonder List are already streaming on CNN+, with […]

CNN+ Sets March 29 Launch Date

CNN will officially launch its subscription streaming service CNN+ on March 29, the company said Friday. “March 29 will be an important day in the history of CNN and CNN+ will be a critical part of our future,” said Andrew Morse, CNN executive vp, chief digital officer and head of CNN+. “I am so proud […]

CNN+, N.Y. Times Team On ‘The Murdochs’ Doc Series

CNN+ will debut the documentary series The Murdochs: Empire of Influence, about the global empire spearheaded by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, in spring 2022. The CNN original series, produced with The New York Times and Left/Right, will premiere exclusively on CNN’s streaming subscription service as it gets set to launch this spring. The docs are […]

After Jeff Zucker’s Exit: CNN Holds “Tense” Meeting With Jason Kilar as Staff Reels

Jeff Zucker’s stunning resignation from CNN has left staff at the company reeling at one of the most critical points in its 42-year history. The channel is in the midst of two corporate-level shifts: Entering the streaming wars via its CNN+ service this spring, and preparing to operate under new ownership once the merger of […]

Don Lemon to Host Talk Show On CNN+ With Live Audience

CNN+ continues to come together, with a heavy emphasis on the cable news channel’s current on-air talent. The latest addition is CNN 10 pm host Don Lemon, who will host a talk show for the streaming service, which is slated to launch this spring. The Don Lemon Show will air weekly, and feature a live […]

Audie Cornish Joins CNN+ After Leaving NPR

Journalist Audie Cornish, who left National Public Radio last week after 15 years, is joining CNN. Cornish will host a weekly program for the forthcoming CNN+ streaming service, and appear as a correspondent on live daily programming on both CNN’s linear channel and on streaming. Cornish will also host a podcast for CNN Audio. At […]

Eva Longoria to Lead CNN+ Series ‘Searching for Mexico’

Eva Longoria is coming to CNN, or at least its forthcoming streaming service, CNN+. The actress and producer will host a new travel series for CNN+ called Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico. The series, which is a pseudo-spinoff of the CNN show Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, will debut with six episodes in 2022, and […]

CNN Unveils New Inclusion Brand Campaign Amid Hiring Push

CNN on Tuesday is announcing a new brand marketing campaign, one meant to highlight the cable news channel’s efforts with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The campaign, “We are CNN,” will include a 60 second spot called “The Screen Where It Happens,” as well as a 4 minute film called “The Work That Continues,” […]

Kasie Hunt Joins CNN as National Affairs Analyst, CNN+ Anchor

It’s official: Kasie Hunt is joining CNN. The former NBC News reporter and MSNBC Way Too Early anchor will join CNN as an anchor and chief national affairs analyst. CNN chief Jeff Zucker announced the hiring of Hunt on the company’s daily editorial call Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Hunt will cover national and […]

NBC News to Hire 200 Staffers In Renewed Streaming Push

NBC News is planning a significant investment in streaming video, hiring some 200 staffers and planning multiple new shows as part of a larger pivot by television news organizations toward streaming video. NBC says that it will hire 200 new positions dedicated to NBC News Digital and its streaming services, which include NBC News Now […]