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CNN on Max

August 24, 2023 — In a desperate move to find viewers, CNN has practically given away the cow to Max for streaming. In 2022 CNN+ jumped into the streaming market at a cost of  300 million dollars and failed miserably.  It launched on March 29, 2022, and shut down on April 30, 2022.  It appears that a condensed version with original content is the best they can do to match up against their fiercest competition, Fox News streaming service Fox Nation. CNN on Max will offer content featuring staff personalities: Christiane Amanpour,  Bianna Golodryga, Rahel Solomon, and Jim Sciutto. The Network itself is suffering a continuous spiral. CNN’s subscriber base is predicted to decline to 66.3 million by the end of 2024, as projected by Kagan, a market research unit of S&P Global Intelligence. This reflects a decrease from the 70.3 million subscribers recorded at the close of the current year.

Flash Streaming Release Suddenly Announced

Warner Bros. held off for as long as it could before finally announcing Flash will hit Max streaming in only 7 days on Friday, August 25.  The time-traveling multiverse Flash was billed as one of the best superhero films made just before its release in June of 2023. 

Budgeted at 200 million,  it brought in 55 million in’s first weekend of release with an overall opening of roughly 64 million before it ran out of legs.  It seems with all the noise Ezra Miller created before its release coupled with DC’s bad track record of superhero films and overall superhero fatigue there was just not enough interest to meet the hype. While the film tells a fun and interesting story, it lacked any real emotional hook that the original graphic novel held with modern comic book film fans.  With Max losing more customers, it doesn’t appear Flash will make any impact on streaming viewer statistics either. 


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