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Call me crazy, but could the new CNN+ be the eventual replacement for CNN itself?  

 

With all of the problems that CNN has incurred over the past decade, it could be a "fresh start" for them.   Put all of the investment into the new standalone service and let CNN wither away over time.  One day, when CNN is a shell of itself (like HLN is now), Plus takes over what is left and CNN is new again. It gives them a chance to re-negoitiate carriage so they can get the a-la-carte customers and those who still have "Pay TV" however they get it.

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5 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Call me crazy, but could the new CNN+ be the eventual replacement for CNN itself?  

 

With all of the problems that CNN has incurred over the past decade, it could be a "fresh start" for them.   Put all of the investment into the new standalone service and let CNN wither away over time.  One day, when CNN is a shell of itself (like HLN is now), Plus takes over what is left and CNN is new again. It gives them a chance to re-negoitiate carriage so they can get the a-la-carte customers and those who still have "Pay TV" however they get it.

While we're at it can we eighty-six HLN and perhaps replace it with an American feed of CNN International.

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44 minutes ago, iron_lion said:

While we're at it can we eighty-six HLN and perhaps replace it with an American feed of CNN International.

And move all of the "murder porn" to TruTV....whatever that network is....

They should have never cast off the CourtTV brand, and now it's in Katz/Scripps hands.  And like HLN, it also airs Forensic Files every now and then!

 

Had it been a decade earlier, Adult Swim could have gotten it's own network too, instead of being half of Cartoon Network.

 

But back to CNN, it needs a reset, and sadly, it may take another merger or divestiture to do that.  NewsNation is trying to make their own mark, and is failing miserably on the ashes of Superstation WGN.

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18 hours ago, CLETVFan said:

Could Chris Wallace also be in the running to replace Chris Cuomo in primetime?

The primetime hour does better (i.e., attracts more viewers) with an opinionated host than a facts-only host.  Wallace is the latter.

 

16 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

Call me crazy, but could the new CNN+ be the eventual replacement for CNN itself?  

That's the long-game every media entity launching a streaming service is playing.  In the short term it may be an additional source of revenue (or medium term, as in the short term they may incur a loss).  But in the long term, they're betting cable will become obsolete, and people will pick and choose which streaming services to subscribe to for their primary content consumption.  Those with well-established streaming platforms when that time comes will be better positioned than those racing to catch up.

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Its a new year -- one year since the huge political breakdown that was January 6th --and cable news, CNN more specifically, remains in a hyper partisan state. With the prospect of Jeff Zucker leaving sometime in the near future, do you all think we'll ever get past this overly political version of CNN?

 

I have my doubts especially given the possibly of a third Trump run in 2024.

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  • 2 weeks later...

As mentioned in "CNN to Launch CNN+":

3 minutes ago, Action Newsroom said:

Wolf Blitzer will anchor a primetime program titled The Newscast with Wolf Blitzer.

 

According to the network, it will be “hitting the headlines you need to know on this traditional evening news show with a sleek, modern twist. The old-school nostalgic approach featuring original reporting from around the world, investigations, and consumer focused stories that matter help put the latest headlines in perspective.”

 

He will continue anchor The Situation Room on CNN proper.

 

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