WarnerMedia launches CNN+

WarnerMedia’s news network CNN has launched its long-awaited subscription streaming service in the US.

CNN+ launches across streaming devices  including Amazon Fire TV, Android phones and tablets and Apple devices, along with smartphones and tablets. The company said that additional device support will be available in the coming months. 

Housed within the CNN app, CNN+ features live, on-demand and interactive programming. This includes access to the live TV feeds of CNN, CNN International and HLN.

More than 10 live daily shows will debut on the streamer at launch, along with of weekly programming, new CNN+ Original Series, and a library of more than 1,000 hours of award-winning programming from the CNN Original Series and CNN Films teams.

CNN+ is available for US$5.99 per month or US$59.99 per year, while early subscribers will have access to 50% off the monthly plan for life. New users can sign up for a 7-day free trial.

Andrew Morse, CNN EVP, chief digital officer and head of CNN+, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer CNN+ to customers on each of these platforms on launch day. Getting this product into the hands of our customers is an important milestone for CNN, and our partners will be critical to the future success of this product.”

Tony Goncalves, EVP and chief revenue officer, WarnerMedia, said: “The launch of CNN+ marks another key moment in WarnerMedia’s evolution and CNN’s storied history. We’re so pleased to work with our partners to provide consumers access to all that CNN+ has to offer wherever they choose.”

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