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Report: CNN+ may pull content from HBO Max, charge $5.99 a month

17 December, 2021

If you’ve been noticing a lot of changes at CNN lately, you’re not alone. The titan of cable news has been shaking up its roster and preparing its most ambitious project yet. CNN is preparing to launch CNN+ in 2022. The biggest twist will feature several HBO Max shows departing the platform, moving to CNN+, according to a report from Bloomberg.

The platform is expected to fire up in March 2022, and Bloomberg suggests the subscription price will be $5.99 per month. That’s a match for Fox Nation’s monthly rate, putting the two in direct competition.

This makes CNN the value leader on price, but can it hope to match the content of the big three streaming platforms? The platform is set to offer 8-12 hours of live programming per day. Additionally, CNN actually has a couple of hit series on its hands, featuring food legend Anthony Bourdain as well as Stanley Tucci. “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy”, landed its share of critical acclaim, so CNN+ should have some impressive material on hand. Several of CNN’s previously produced series will make the jump to the platform once it ultimately goes live.

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