Warner Bros Discovery announced Thursday that it would shut down its CNN+ streaming news service less than a month after its launch.
The media company said it envisions news as part of a broader streaming offering that would include sports, entertainment and nonfiction.
It said it would pull the plug on the nascent streaming service to invest its resources in CNN’s core news-gathering operations.
The CNN+ streaming service will cease operations on April 30 and customers will receive prorated refunds of subscription fees.
CNN launched CNN+ late last month in a bid to capitalize on the rising popularity of streaming video and growth of digital subscriptions at major news organizations.
The streaming service offers a combination of live, on-demand and interactive programming, with an emphasis on original content.