With the announcement that HBO Max will greenlight fewer scripted shows and began shedding DC projects, including the highly anticipated Batgirl movie, Discovery+ revealed today that CNN original shows will be heading to its streaming service on June 19. August. All of these shows were once on HBO Max. , before the brief existence of the CNN+ streaming service.
Shows like This Is Life with Lisa Ling, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, which ended in 2018 following Bourdain’s suicide, and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy will now be part of the Discovery+ lineup, along with several more reality-based series. . This news follows Discovery’s Magnolia Network being on HBO Max beginning September 30, further blurring the lines between these two services as Magnolia Network was once a part of Discovery+.
“True crime, food and travel programming are among the most-watched genres for Discovery+ viewers, so these CNN titles will fit right in with our best-in-class collection of unscripted content,” said JB Perrette, president and executive director. from Warner Bros. Discovery streaming, in a statement.
CNN tried its own streaming service, simply called CNN+, but it disbanded after only a few weeks. For now, Warner Bros. Discovery’s existing streaming services, HBO Max and Discovery+, will remain their own products. Warner Bros. Discovery executives are expected to outline their long-term streaming plans during the company’s earnings call later in the evening on August 4.
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