Warner Bros. Discovery is shutting down CNN+ and is expected to provide details to staffers Thursday, according to two people familiar with the matter. Spokespersons for CNN and Warner Bros. Discovery could not be reached for immediate comment.
CNN+ has roughly 150,000 subscribers so far. Warner Bros. Discovery wants to eventually build one giant service around HBO Max. New leadership has replaced CNN CFO Brad Ferrer with Neil Chugani, Discovery’s current CFO for streaming and international, as part of a broader finance team restructuring. CNN+ launched on Roku last week, which should’ve prompted a subscription boost.
Warner Bros. Discovery is shutting down CNN+ and is expected to provide details to staffers today. The service launched almost a month ago on March 29.. https://t.co/3O6PTndPMU
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