The CNN’s short life + has left its parent network without an official home for original shows, but the broadcaster now appears to have a temporary solution. Discovery + yes launched a CNN Originals center offering more than 800 library materials, including Anthony Bourdain: Unknown PartsBy HLN Retribution lineups and movies like The race for a vaccine. Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) says some originals will be serviced after running on cable.
The hub is available through the Discovery+ website and apps for all supported platforms. WBD said there will be more announcements about the program in the “coming months”.
Discovery+ will not be the go-to source for all of the material requested by CNN. CNN + show Who’s talking to Chris Wallace? for example, coming to HBO Max this fall. However, this makes Discovery+ a more appealing subscription if its existing range of reality shows and documentaries isn’t enough.
This situation will not last long. WBD has a plan HBO Max and Discovery merge + in the summer of 2023, so you’ll likely have access to the unified CNN catalog within a year. Whether it includes everything you’re looking for is another matter. HBO Max is pull some programs (including some films with unreleased seasons) as part of WBD’s broader cost-cutting efforts, and it’s unclear if CNN works would be exempt from this strategy.
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