CNN plans new streaming service ahead of Discovery merger

The Wall Street Journal report WarnerMedia’s cable news network CNN, owned by AT&T Inc, is planning a new streaming service, known informally as CNN+.

The service will feature new shows from the network’s major anchors, including Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

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.