Weekend Wrap-Up: CNN+ Gets an Early Shut Down, Cable Companies Move to Streaming & More

This week saw the end of one streaming service and news of the launch of a new platform. We also take a look at some useful new tools for cord cutters from Plex and check out a rumor about Amazon getting rights to a post-Thanksgiving NFL game.

Here are some of the top streaming stories from this week.

Comcast & Charter Join Forces to Start Streaming

This week, Comcast and Charter announced a joint venture to create a new streaming platform. For the new platform, Comcast will license Flex, its current streaming platform and hardware, and incorporate its free streaming service, Xumo, while highlighting Peacock among other services. Charter will contribute $900 million over multiple years.

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Plex’s New Search and Discover Tools Are Promising Works in Progress

We dug into the new features being added to Plex, which the platform says will simplify finding and launching content from across the internet. The posts goes hand in hand with our most recent video, giving viewers an in-depth look at how the new features work.

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CNN+ Lasted 1/8 of a Quibi

Just a month after launching, CNN+ shut down this week, two days ahead of the planned end date announced last week. For comparison, the short-lived mobile-first streaming app Quibi lasted eight months before going under.

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Report: Amazon May Have A Black Friday NFL Game by 2023

With streaming services battling it out for rights to exclusively stream NFL games for the 2022/2023 season, Amazon is reportedly looking for dibs on a Black Friday game. Sources say Amazon made a bid between $70-100 million for rights to the game.

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Best Deals of the Week

This week, we’ve rounded up deals on video rentals, smart home devices, headphones perfect for private listening on your streaming device, and more.

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