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Want even more of Amanpour? CNN joins the streaming revolution

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Want even more of Amanpour? CNN joins the streaming revolution

The subscription service makes its debut in the US on Android and Apple devices, and it costs $5.99 a month

Dawn Chmielewski

CNN launched its streaming news service CNN+ on Tuesday with a mix of familiar faces such as Anderson Cooper and Chris Wallace, original series and new features, like Interview Club, in which viewers pose their own questions to experts.

The cable news pioneer is seeking to capitalise on the confluence of two trends, the rising popularity of streaming video and growth of digital subscriptions at major news organisations. With its acquisition of The Athletic, The New York Times in February reported it had surpassed 10-million subscribers, the majority of whom are digital-only subscribers.

“CNN+ is the most important initiative that CNN launched since Ted Turner founded the network 42 years ago,” Andrew Morse, chief digital officer for CNN Worldwide who oversees the new streaming service, said...

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