CNN announces CNN+, 'most important launch for network since Ted Turner'

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by b4pjoe, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. SledgeHammer

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    Dec 28, 2007
    Even the lively debates and shouting matches don't bother me much. Even party line spin doesn't bother me that much when its REMOTELY based in reality. It's just when they say completely dumb stuff that they think the base wants to hear cuz the old guy did it. I just gotta turn it off.

    My old boss would do that... he'd try to convince me that A was true, and I'd call him out that no its not, B is true and here is the proof, you know, this email that YOU sent out. Then he'd make up another lie like I'm misreading the email. That's why he's my ex-boss and why 2 other people quit after me and 3 more that I know of are looking.

    Isn't "The Great Resignation" a glorious thing? :D.
  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    CNN discusses politics, DBSTalk does not. But both parties seem to have a old guy in the lead. And both bases seem to find comfort in news channels that broadcast shouting matches. I do like how C-SPAN handles their call in sessions ... open mike, say your piece, host moves on.

    The news story notes what Nash has noted ... CNN is under contract for what they provide on their TV channels. Providing a live stream of CNN outside of a contract with an MVPD would be an issue.

    CNN+ will be bonus coverage. Hopefully less shouty.
  3. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Wow, the more I read about CNN+, the more I think it's destined to fail. It's designed to supplement CNN and is geared to "CNN superfans" -- is that a thing? It won't be ad-supported at launch and will exist as an option within the larger CNN Go app (similar to how ESPN+ exists as an option within the ESPN app).

    Sounds like they're clearly under the delusion that there's a significant number of cable TV subscribers who will pay a few bucks extra per month to get more CNN content, however not on their cable box but rather in a separate streaming app.

    CNN plans to launch CNN Plus streaming service, but won’t say how much it will cost
  4. APB101

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    Sep 1, 2010
    It is yet another greedy attempt by a cable-television programmer to make money from the streaming trend. (A number of them will be of the mindset that people will sign up and pay for anything.)
  5. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Nov 19, 2010
    They might get some "CNN superfans" to pay $1.99...maybe. If they think they can get $5.99 and up I think they are going to get a hard lesson in streaming. It is kind of surprising they announced this before the transfer of Warner Media to Discovery. I would have to assume Discovery is on board though since they have announced it.
  6. SledgeHammer

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    Dec 28, 2007
    Or we can just wait until every channel splits off into its own proprietary streaming service and then people start to get annoyed with all the different providers and then one day somebody gets the crazy idea of merging all the different services under a single, unified interface, single bill, some kind of "guide" that makes finding stuff super simple, maybe even move the DVR to the persons location instead of having it in the cloud to reduce infrastructure costs... for good measure, you can throw a random oval thing on their roof as a way to get the data to them bypassing the ISPs!

    Yeah, I know... crazy, huh? :D.
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  7. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Nov 19, 2010
    Yeah crazy talk right there. No one will ever go for that! :D
  8. AngryManMLS

    AngryManMLS Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Basically CNN looked at what Fox did with Fox Nation and went... "yeah let's just copy that." That's what CNN+ sounds like to me.
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  9. CTJon

    CTJon Godfather

    Feb 5, 2007
    Maybe I'm just noticing it but CNN seems to be doing more multi-part stories (currently one about Jerusalem) and if I'm correct these are the things that would be moving to CNN+ with the regular station going back to just news
  10. Eva

    Eva Active Member

    Nov 8, 2013
    Isn't that kind of what the "DBSTalk Club" is? :)

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