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What could go wrong here?

CNN has decided it's not making enough money on its digital content business, so next year the network will begin charging for subscriptions to its services. You can't make this stuff up....

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After investing in digital verticals focused on business and politics and acquiring an online-video startup, CNN is gearing up for another big step: It plans to launch tiered subscription offerings for its digital news business as early as the second quarter of next year.

A proposed premium offering will give subscribers access to special content on topic-specific verticals such as CNN Money and CNN Politics, built around network personalities. A second option will provide additional, though less specialized, content across all of CNN’s sites. Pricing hasn’t been finalized.

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Convincing users to pay for news won’t be easy. Even more challenging will be the cutthroat online ad business, which is dominated by Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.

“We’re conscious of these trends,” said Mr. Morse. “And we know that we will need to address them and overcome them if we’re going to be successful.”
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 11:56:56 AM »
LOL! Who wants to pay for a leftists take on the news, when you can get free via TV alphabet networks. :lol:
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 12:02:29 PM »
An excellent example of DESPERATION. I bet we will never see any numbers as to how many have signed up. Most of the audience who follows CNN anticipates everything will be free.
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 12:24:02 PM »
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 12:28:20 PM »
LOL! Who wants to pay for a leftists take on the news, when you can get free via TV alphabet networks. :lol:

Exactly! One thing that I wonder about.... If CNN starts charging subscription fees, what will all the airports and doctor's offices do for screen content?
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 12:31:19 PM »
Exactly! One thing that I wonder about.... If CNN starts charging subscription fees, what will all the airports and doctor's offices do for screen content?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I've noticed a switch in many offices I visit. VA has Judge Judy running on what seems to be a loop. :biggrin:
My dentist and primary doctor both have DIY network running with home renovations seemingly to be on during the day.
GHee, could it be they got complaints? :laugh:
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 09:47:39 PM »
What could possibly go wrong? I think they may have just put in the final nail in their own coffin.

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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 05:36:16 AM »
Lets me see if I have this correct....I can get free news anytime of the day and CNN wants to charge a fee for their opinionated news....Alrighty then.
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 05:46:17 AM »
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I've noticed a switch in many offices I visit. VA has Judge Judy running on what seems to be a loop. :biggrin:
My dentist and primary doctor both have DIY network running with home renovations seemingly to be on during the day.
GHee, could it be they got complaints? :laugh:

When I go get my check up at Urology Associates here in Georgia for my bladder cancer they have a hugh waiting office. One end of the room has FOX NEWS on and the other end they have CNN on. It's 90% Fox News and 10% CNN. Out of the 10% on CNN side 7% of the folks are looking at thier phone doing whatever.

Now to be "fair and balance" (LOL) I haven't been there in two years. My next check up is at the end of this month and I will take pictures and share.
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 12:30:50 PM »
What news?

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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2017, 12:37:40 PM »
What news?

They are in the back room making it up now.  Their checking with Hillary seeing if it's ok. 
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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 04:27:53 AM »
Does anyone watch CNN anymore?

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Re: CNN -- hallowed home of fake news -- decides to charge $ for "news"
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 04:43:36 AM »
Does anyone watch CNN anymore?


Hillary?   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2017, 05:23:08 PM »
Does anyone watch CNN anymore?

Not even their employees do. They watch Al Jazeera.

 

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