Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD.O) announced on Thursday that its CNN+ streaming news service would be shut down less than a month after it launched.
News, according to the media business, will be part of a bigger streaming package that will also cover sports, entertainment, and nonfiction. It announced that it would shut down the budding streaming service in order to focus its resources on CNN’s core newsgathering operations.
“A simpler streaming option would better serve our customers and CNN,” CNN Worldwide Chairman and CEO Chris Licht said in a statement.
On April 30, the CNN+ streaming service will shut down, and consumers will receive prorated refunds of their monthly costs.
CNN+ was launched late last month in an attempt to cash in on the growing popularity of streaming video and the expansion of digital subscriptions at major news companies.
With an emphasis on original material, the streaming service offers a mix of living, on-demand, and interactive programming.