News and live sports have kept cable TV alive. That might not last much longer.

Aug 25, 2023
CNN and ESPN are looking at more streaming in their futures.
CNN is planning to stream its top shows in real time on Max, formerly known as HBO Max.
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The failure of CNN+ could put a damper on big news organizations' attempts to innovate

Apr 25, 2022
The cable giant reportedly spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a service that will go dark after just a month online.
The cancellation of CNN's streaming platform CNN+ could have chilling effects on news innovation, both internally and at other outlets.
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The demise of CNN+ is a missed opportunity for the future of video news

Apr 22, 2022
Broadcasters are navigating the transition from an audience raised on cable to an audience raised on TikTok.
CNN pulled the plug on its new streaming operation, CNN+. That's deprived the news industry of an opportunity to see what streamed television news could look like.
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40 years of CNN, and the birth of 24-hour news coverage

CNN's 40th birthday is an occasion to look back on how the network transformed news consumption.
"Look at what these 300 people who started CNN created back in 1980," says author Lisa Napoli. "News became the story itself, for better or for worse."
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The race between Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN over prime-time cable news viewers heats up

Jun 4, 2018
CNN is trailing its rivals Fox News and MSNBC in the cable news ratings race over coveted prime-time evening hours. But CNN is hoping to turn the tide with a new show.
The Cable News Network (CNN) logo adorns the top of CNN's offices on the Sunset Strip, January 24, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. 
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For TV networks, GOP debates are like a new hit show

Mar 2, 2016
Ratings for the presidential debates, Democratic but even more so Republican, are sky high.
 Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich debate at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston on February 25, 2016 in Houston, Texas.
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Investigating homegrown terrorism in 'United States of Jihad'

Feb 3, 2016
Peter Bergen discusses his new book

For public good, not for profit.

Polling's 'spectacular disasters'

Sep 2, 2015
It takes a lot of money, and humans dialing phones, to get a quality survey.

CNN's ready for the apocalypse

Jan 6, 2015
You'll know world's ending when CNN airs video of band playing "Nearer, My God to Thee."

CNN takes the Empire State Building

Oct 28, 2014
If you want to know who's ahead, just look up.