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What killed it after just a month?

That was fast.

CNN+, the online streaming service that debuted March 29, is dead, or at least dying: It will shut down for good April 30.

Boy, did Chris Wallace back the wrong horse.

As in any implosion, there is a host of factors behind it, but the biggest is Discovery’s acquisition of WarnerMedia, CNN’s parent company. The merger became official April 8; the new company, Warner Bros. Discovery, wasted no time cleaning house.

Chris Licht, the incoming chairman and CEO of CNN Worldwide, said in a statement Thursday the decision was made “to cease operations of CNN+ and focus our investment on CNN’s core news-gathering operations and in further building CNN Digital.”

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“This is not a decision about quality; we appreciate all of the work, ambition and creativity that went into building CNN+,

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