Just weeks after CNN Plus launched, the company announced that it was shutting down its streaming site.
The news came as a shock to many, as the company launched its first streaming service a few weeks ago.
While the company had plans to expand services through its online platform, it looks like they’ve decided to take a different turn.
Why is CNN Plus shutting down?
CNN plus is shutting down because the company recently became part of Warner Bros. Discovery.
This was also confirmed by Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide, in a statement insider. The statement read, “As we become Warner Bros. Discovery, CNN will be at its strongest as part of WBD’s streaming strategy, which sees news as an important part of a compelling broader offering along with sports, entertainment and non-fiction content.”
The statement continued, “We have therefore made the decision to cease operations of CNN+ and to focus our investments on CNN’s core news gathering operations and the continued build-out of CNN Digital. This is not a quality decision; We appreciate all the work, ambition and creativity that went into building CNN+, an organization with great talent and compelling programming. But our customers and CNN are best served with simpler streaming choices.”
Does anyone leave the company?
While most employees will remain with the company, it has been announced that Andrew Morse, the manager who was set to run CNN plus, will be leaving the company.
The statement read: “We are grateful to Andrew for his significant contributions to CNN Digital and CNN+ over the years. He and his team created a high-quality range of rich and compelling content and helped produce and distribute CNN journalism around the world on a variety of platforms.”
When was CNN Plus launched?
CNN Plus launched on March 29 and users had to pay $5.99 each month if they wanted to use the service.
The streaming service gave users access to old and new content. With CNN Plus ending, it’s unclear what new services the upcoming streaming platform would offer.
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