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The Cable News Network launched on June 1, 1980 with a news broadcast from husband and wife David Walker and Lois Hart. 15 seconds into the broadcast, Hart firmly announces "now, here is the news" (you can watch the full video on Youtube). Since then, CNN has kept their focus on doing just that, delivering the news.
Earlier in 2022, CNN launched their own streaming service CNN+ but closed it less than a month later on April 28, 2022. The best way to watch CNN in 2022 is to get a subscription to what's called a cord-cutting subscription, an alternative to cable.
You can watch CNN without cable on Sling TV Blue, Sling TV Orange, Sling TV Orange + Blue, DirecTV Stream, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Spectrum TV, or Pluto TV Live.
Below, we list their prices, channel line-ups, and trial offerings to help you choose the best one for your needs.