WarnerMedia’s CNN plans new streaming service ahead of Discovery merger – WSJ

The CNN logo stands outside the venue of the second Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates debate, in the Fox Theater in Detroit

(Reuters) – WarnerMedia’s cable news network CNN, owned by AT&T Inc, is planning a new streaming service, known informally as CNN+, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The service will feature new shows from the network’s major anchors, including Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, the report said https://www.wsj.com/articles/cnn-ramps-up-streaming-push-as-discovery-merger-looms-11622545201?mod=latest_headlines, citing people familiar with the matter.

WarnerMedia did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.

The news comes after AT&T, which also owns HBO and Warner Bros studios, and Discovery, home to lifestyle TV networks such as HGTV and TLC, said last month they will combine their content to form a standalone global entertainment and media business.

(Reporting by Akanksha Rana; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)