CNN+ Announces Monthly Subscription Price of $2.99 at Launch

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CNN is set to launch its streaming service CNN+ later this year, and the network has now revealed the subscription rates.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the streamer will launch at $2.99 a month, which will be locked in for life for early subscribers, so long as their accounts remain active. This promotional deal will only be available for the first month of CNN+’s launch; after that, subscriptions will cost $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year.

There is also expected to be a cheaper, ad-supported tier and a CNN+/HBO Max bundle, according to the Los Angeles Times. Further details on those subscriptions and when they will be unveiled are not currently available.

The news broadcaster announced CNN+ last July, revealing that it will exist alongside CNN’s current television networks. It will feature eight to 12 hours of live programming a day and is described as an “additive experience that complements the core CNN linear networks and digital platforms to serve CNN superfans, news junkies and fans of quality non-fiction programming.”

Daily shows hosted by Chris Wallace, Wolf Blitzer, Kasie Hunt, Brian Stelter, and more will be available at launch. There will also be weekly shows led by talents such as Audie Cornish, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, Jemele Hill, Rex Chapman, Christiane Amanpour, and many more.

In addition to the live reporting, CNN+ will also include various non-fiction series from the CNN library, such as Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.

An exact launch date has yet to be confirmed, though, according to THR, it is expected close to the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger. The merger will be completed in May, which is when former Late Show showrunner Chris Licht takes over as the new Chairman and CEO of CNN Global.