The demise of CNN’s streaming network, CNN+, cannot be put off any longer.
In fact, the network is shuttering the subscription spin-off two days earlier than previously announced, leaving some industry insiders to speculate that the streaming network is doing really bad.
An email to subscribers pegged the end date as April 28, according to The Verge, and a support page on CNN.com also said that the service will [be] discontinued then.
Active subscribers will receive a full refund, and subscriptions will be officially canceled on that date.
“After April 28, 2022, the CNN+ daily and weekly shows, Interview Club, and the on-demand library of CNN Original Series and Films will no longer be available,” the message said.
CNN’s new parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery, announced last week that CNN+ would be going away by April 30, a stunning announcement at the time given that the sub service was only launched on March 28.
CNN poured some $100 million into developing the streaming network and spent heavily on promoting it as well.
“Some of the personalities who had shows on the service, including Kasie Hunt and Brian Stelter, wrapped up their shows last week,” DNYUZ reported.
“They each also have CNN gigs and will remain with the network. What’s unclear is what will happen to other personalities including Chris Wallace, who hosted a nightly interview show,” the site continued.