11 million tune into Queen’s funeral from the US

More than 11 million Americans watched the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. According to Nielsen, around 11.4 million people in the US watched the funeral of the 96 year old monarch.  The event was broadcast in the US by NBC News, CNN, ABC News and Fox News. It was streamed on NBC News Now, Paramount+ […]

CNN+ programming chief to exit company in further shakeup at Warner Bros. Discovery

The head of programming at now defunct CNN+ is among the latest execs to depart Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD), joining unscripted duo Corie Henson and Todd Weiser. Rebecca Kutler had been SVP & head of programming for CNN+, which was swiftly shut down following the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery. She has been seen as […]

Warner Bros. Discovery to shutter CNN+ after one month

Streaming service CNN+ is to shut down after just one month of operation. The much-hyped SVOD, which launched at the end of March, will cease to operate on April 30 after a decision from Warner Bros. Discovery executives. The news was confirmed to hundreds of staffers by CNN CEO Chris Licht on Thursday, where he […]

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+ […]

CNN+ reveals pricing

WarnerMedia-owned news network CNN has revealed pricing for its long-awaited streaming service CNN+. The streamer will launch this spring (The Los Angeles Times reports that this will be later this month), and be available for US$5.99 per month or US$59.99 per year. Early subscribers who sign up within the first four weeks will have access […]

CBS exec Chris Licht in as chairman and CEO at CNN

Chris Licht has been named as chairman and CEO of CNN Global, following the exit of president Jeff Zucker. The appointment will be effective following the completion of Discovery’s acquisition of WarnerMedia, which is expected in Q2, and will see the EVP of special programming at CBS leading all operations at the news and factual […]

CNN president Jeff Zucker resigns over relationship with colleague

CNN’s president Jeff Zucker has resigned after failing to disclose a “consensual relationship” with a colleague, with parent WarnerMedia moving quickly to name those in interim charge. Zucker, who had been in charge at the news outfit for almost a decade, said the revelation had come following an investigation into Chris Cuomo’s tenure at CNN. […]

CNN+ gets first distribution deal as Warner and Comcast renew carriage agreement

WarnerMedia has announced the renewal and expansion of its carriage deal with Comcast. The headline to come out of this news is the announcement of the first distribution agreement for Warner’s premium news streamer CNN+ which will launch later this year. When it does, Comcast will make CNN+ available  to its Xfinity customers via its […]

Media Capital licences CNN brand for Portuguese news network launch

Portuguese firm Media Capital, which owns TVI and Plural Entertainment, has licensed the CNN brand to launch an offshoot of the WarnerMedia-owned news network in the country. The launch, which is the biggest of its kind in Portugal for years, has seen the creation of a 24-hour Portuguese-language channel CNN Portugal. The channel will be […]

WarnerMedia to launch CNN+ streaming service

WarnerMedia-owned news network CNN has announced the launch of a premium streaming service. Set to roll out in Q1 2022, CNN+ will expand the broadcaster’s multiplatform global reach with an expanded content offering. The company said that CNN+ will feature live and on-demand programming along with interactive content which is all distinct and separate from […]

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