Warner Bros Discovery will shut down CNN+ after less than a month because the $300million flop failed to take off.
CNN CEO Chris Licht said it would be pulled at the end of April due to consumers wanting ‘simplicity and an all-in service’ rather than ‘standalone offerings’.
He admitted the decision was ‘incredibly difficult’ but claimed it was ‘the right one for the long term success’ of the company.
CNN+ Andrew Morse will leave the firm but it was not clear what will happen to at least 200 reporters and hosts such as Chris Wallace and Eva Longoria.
Licht said those who worked for CNN ‘will get opportunities to apply for jobs elsewhere inside Warner Bros Discovery’.