CNN+ Streaming Service to Shut Down after One Month

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    The Facts

    • Warner Bros. Discovery is shutting down CNN+, the network's streaming platform, only a month after its initial launch, according to a memo sent by CNN's incoming CEO Chris Licht.

    • The service was formulated by former CNN president Jeff Zucker and former WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, neither of whom are now with the company.


    The Spin

    Right narrative

    The failure of this flashy new service is just another stage in CNN's downfall. The network has been drifting away from actual news coverage and transformed into an uncritical mouthpiece for the left. Informed news consumers have taken notice and are rightly abandoning the platform.

    Left narrative

    Though conservative media may paint this decision as a sign of failure, it is simply the result of a change in leadership and strategy. Licht clearly stated that the decision was not based on performance, but on the direction that Warner Bros. Discovery wants to follow.

    Cynical narrative

    This is yet another sign that the already saturated market of streaming services has further to fall. Streaming pioneer Netflix was first to the slump in subscription rates as the appetite for overpriced content falters, and now others will join it.


    Political split

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