The CNN + Paid Streaming service will debut March 29 with programming titled Network stars and predatory personalities Audi Cornish, Casey Hunt and Chris Wallace, such as Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper.
Customers will be charged $ 5.99 (approximately Rs. 460) or $ 59.99 (approximately Rs. 4,600) per month to avail the service with a special agreement for charter subscribers.
CNN’s announcement on Friday came as MSNBC said it would offer most of its television lineup on a time-delayed basis on the Peacock premium streaming service, available for $ 4.99 (about 80 380) per month.
Fox News’ Fox Nation service has been working since 2018, and recently signed actor Kevin Costner to narrate a documentary series at Yellowstone National Park.
News outlets known to most televisions are making their most aggressive moves in streaming nowadays, betting on its growing importance. Broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC News each offer free breaking news-based streaming services, while only outlets CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC will all have products behind Pay-Wall.
CNN + is a special priority for that company, and many in the industry are watching to see if the recent ousting of network chief Jeff Zucker will slow it down.
Some of its rentals will seem familiar, such as a traditional daily newscast anchored by Blitzer and a morning newsletter-like newsletter of the top news of the day hosted by Kate Bolduan. Elsewhere, celebrities will expand a bit: Cooper will do a show that offers parental advice, while Tapper interviews newsmaking writers.
Wallace, who left Fox News in December, will give a daily interview, “Who’s talking to Chris Wallace?” Hunt, formerly of NBC News, will anchor a daily political show. The former NPR personality Cornish will do a weekly interview show, “20 Questions with Audi Cornish.”
Jemmel Hill, Don Lemon, Christian Amanpur, business expert Scott Galloway and former basketball star Rex Chapman will perform. CNN + will also make a number of original series and movies on demand.
MSNBC says Peacock will offer some rentals in early spring, such as “Morning Joe” and programs hosted by Nicole Wallace, Arie Melber, Joy Reed and Chris Hayes are available on a time-delayed basis at Pickup Premium. Evening shows will stream the next day, when “Morning Joe” is six hours late.
Not every MSNBC show is included; The programs of Rachel Maddo and Lawrence O’Donnell are not examples.
Upcoming new programs hosted by Simon Sanders and Katie Fang will be streamed and aired on TV. MSNBC says it will have a variety of streaming-offers, including upcoming specials hosted by Maddo, Hayes, Trimen Lee and Nicole Wallace.