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CNN+ Is Said to Surpass 100,000 Subscribers in Its First Week

  • The streaming service is CNN’s most ambitious new bet in years
  • The new Warner Bros. Discovery is seeking ways to save money

Under pressure from new owner Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. to justify its costs, CNN’s streaming service eclipsed 100,000 subscribers in its first week, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The number for CNN+ is small relative to mass-market entertainment services like Netflix and Disney+, which have been around far longer, but suggests a favorable start for a news service in a business where only a handful of players top 1 million customers. The leader is the New York Times, with almost 8 million paying customers at year-end.