CNN Content Coming to Discovery+

By Jessica Lerner 

CNN shows and films are heading to Discovery+.

Through a new hub on the streaming service, Discovery+ users will be able to access a curated selection of CNN content beginning on Aug. 19. This content will include CNN original series, CNN films and HLN original series.

“We’re thrilled to expand the reach of CNN and HLN’s powerful nonfiction programming to subscribers of Discovery+,” Chris Licht, chairman and CEO of CNN, said in a statement.“Our original series have an unrivaled ability to introduce and immerse audiences in stories of the people, places and cultures that make this world so fantastic and, at times, frightening. By offering our programming through Discovery+, more people can explore and experience CNN’s premium content.”


Subscribers will be able to enjoy more than 800 episodes of programming from the CNN original series and HLN original series library.

“True crime, food and travel programming are among the most-watched genres for Discovery+ viewers, so these titles from CNN will fit right in with our best-in-class collection of unscripted content,” JB Perrette, president and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery streaming, said. “We’re excited to offer our subscribers access to a comprehensive offering of CNN Original Series available to stream with their existing subscription.”

Among the CNN Original Series titles available at launch are Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy, The History of the Sitcom, United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, The History of Comedy and This is Life with Lisa Ling. HLN Original Series titles include How It Really Happened, Death Row Stories, The Hunt with John Walsh and Very Scary People.

Select titles from the CNN films library will stream exclusively on Discovery+. Additional programming from CNN films and original series is available on HBO Max. This fall, Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, a CNN original, will also make its HBO Max premiere.

“As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of CNN Original Series, this new collaboration allows us to share these smart and entertaining projects with a new and already engaged audience,” Amy Entelis, evp of talent and content development at CNN Worldwide, said. “We know subscribers will enjoy exploring over 800 episodes of award-winning programming from CNN and HLN Original Series and CNN Films.”

After their linear run on the cable networks, certain CNN and HLN original series will be added to the CNN Originals Hub and stream on Discovery+ in addition to the initial offering of CNN Originals currently accessible. The titles will be revealed in the upcoming months.