A CNN+ worker has branded his own network’s shows ‘ the particular dregs’ of the network – as media reporter John Stelter raised eyebrows by questioning whether it was a legitimate flop.
On Friday – a day after the three week-old streamer was axed after losing $300 million – one particular disgruntled former CNN+ worker told Fox News the particular venture was always ill-conceived.
‘ We defy you to find any fair person who ever believed that will viewers would pay extra money for the dregs of CNN when it was competing for his or her wallets with Netflix and Disney Plus, ‘ a former CNN producer told Fox News Digital .
‘ Do you want to watch ‘ The particular Mandalorian’ or extra Brian Stelter? ‘
Stelter – CNN’s media correspondent – used his CNN+ show Friday to insist that the streaming services – begun under Zaslav’s predecessor Jeff Zucker, to whom Stelter was known to be close – was viable.
‘ It’s too early to know if this item, if this service, was a achievement or a failure, ‘ Stelter said.
‘ You’ve got all the haters nowadays saying this thing was a failure.
‘ I don’t know if we can even ever assess that because it just simply didn’t have enough time because of the management’s alter in direction. ‘
CNN’s new CEO Chris Licht – who does not officially take over until May 2 – informed staff on Thursday that CNN+ was ending.