With the announcement that HBO Max will be greenlighting fewer scripted shows and has begun scrapping DC projects, including the highly anticipated film Batgirl, Discovery+ today revealed that original CNN shows will be heading to its streaming service on August 19. These programs were all once on HBO Max, before the CNN+ streaming service’s short-lived existence.
Shows such as This Is Life with Lisa Ling, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain – which ended in 2018 after Bourdain’s suicide, and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy will now be part of the Discovery+ lineup, along with several others reality-based series. This news follows the fact that Discovery’s Magnolia Network will be on HBO Max starting September 30, further blurring the lines between these two services, as Magnolia Network was once part of Discovery+.
“True crime, food and travel shows are some of the most watched genres by Discovery+ viewers, so these CNN titles will fit right in with our best-in-class collection of unscripted content,” said JB Perrette, President and CEO. streaming Warner Bros. Discovery, in a press release.
CNN attempted its own streaming service, simply called CNN+, but disbanded after just a few weeks. For now, existing Warner Bros. Discovery HBO Max and Discovery+ will remain their own products. Warner Bros. executives Discovery are expected to elaborate on their long-term streaming plans during the company’s earnings call later on the evening of August 4.
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