Discovery+ Is Getting a CNN Content Hub Just In Time For The Midterms

10189 Discovery+ Is Getting a CNN Content Hub Just In Time For The Midterms

137985 Discovery+ Is Getting a CNN Content Hub Just In Time For The Midterms

After Discovery and WarnerMedia merged earlier this year, now called Warner Bros. Discovery, the company killed CNN+. Not even a month after it launched. Interestingly, Quibi lasted longer than CNN+.

We knew that after that closure was made official, the company would be moving some CNN content over to HBO MAX and possibly discovery+. Now it’s official.

Warner Bros. Discovery announced on Thursday that a new CNN Originals hub would be launching on discovery+ on August 19. This hub would contain several CNN original series. That includes “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,” ”Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” ”United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell,” and ”This is Life with Lisa Ling.” discovery+ is also getting several HLN original series like “How It Really Happened,” ”Death Row Stories,” ”The Hunt with John Walsh” and ”Very Scary People.”

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The hub is said to offer about 800 hours of content. The company also noted that some series will arrive on discovery+ after their CNN linear run. Meaning after they air on the CNN cable channel. A lot like how ABC’s shows air on Hulu the day after they air on TV.

No live news, interestingly

The CNN hub on discovery+ won’t feature live news, interestingly. It’s just going to have original series. The company likely still wants people to watch the CNN channel. Which could be added to discovery+ or HBO MAX in the near future. A lot like how ViacomCBS has CBSNews airing living on its Paramount+ service.

Another interesting tidbit is the fact that the CNN Original “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” will air on HBO MAX, instead of discovery+. It’s a talk show that aired on CNN+ before it was killed off, and will return this fall on CNN and HBO MAX.

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The new strategy for CNN with its new parent-company, Warner Bros. Discovery is pretty interesting. We’ve already heard that the new boss at Warner Bros. Discovery thinks CNN uses the “breaking news” graphic way too much. And I don’t think anyone would disagree here.

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