of news Far-left CNN relaunching its streaming service is not a win for CNN. Rather, it is proof that fake news outlets are doomed.
First, the new streaming service isn’t an independent service like the ill-fated CNN+.
Second, whatever the name of this new CNN streaming outlet is, it’s free.free—For those who already subscribe to Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) streaming service Max (formerly HBOMax).
In other words, CNN is being demoted to just an add-on to existing streaming services.
WBD knows that CNN cannot survive on merit alone: it is a standalone product that can survive on either subscription fees or advertising revenue.
The launch of CNN+ in 2022 was a catastrophe countless times, but all could be forgiven if the streaming service came close to its subscriber count projections. by “Expert” CNN+ was soon to amass millions of subscribers. CNN+ was expected to have between 7 million and 10 million subscribers that day.
A station as ridiculed and despised as CNN, a station struggling to amass half a million primetime viewers, somehow manages to amass millions of subscribers. The idea… well, only media “experts” can believe that.
Another viability issue for CNN is that the fraudulent cable TV scam is disappearing, and it is the fraudulent cable TV scam that artificially keeps CNN alive. With such a small audience, CNN cannot survive on advertising revenue alone. Instead, the medium of hate survives on a scam called “Freight Costs.” Whether you watch CNN or not, if it’s part of your subscription TV package, you’re funding CNN. Yes you dummy. CNN receives a portion of cable fees. Well, this scam is doomed to fail. People are moving to streaming.
As I’ve detailed here, for decades, thanks to cable/satellite/linear subscription TV, Hollywood and the media have paid for dozens of cable channels they never watch. It could defraud tens of millions of people out of billions of unearned income. but…
Streaming is performance-oriented. To actually make money, you have to attract and retain your audience. This is why most of these streaming services are losing billions of dollars. This is why CNN+ ended four weeks after him. Cable TV fraud allows unpopular and failing stations like CNN, MTV and Comedy Central to hide how unpopular they are under a pile of unearned income. Streaming can’t do that. and…
This is why CNN’s only hope for survival is as a free parsley on the Max streaming service. CNN won’t last another decade on cable. Too many people cancel. CNN has already proven that as a performance-based subscription service he can’t survive a month. So…
WBD’s only hope of continuing its left-wing propaganda vehicle business is through Affirmative Action, adding it to Max for free. Without this affirmative action, CNN would disappear entirely. At this rate, it will be an add-on that no one will see.
Who wants to be lied to and cheated out of money? As CNN+ proved last year, no one.