CNN has a brand new approach to get its documentary collection heard.
Sirius XM plans to launch CNN Originals, a brand new channel that spotlights the rising variety of non-fiction collection that seem on each CNN and its sibling community HLN. Starting September 18, packages together with Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” and “This Is Life with Lisa Ling” might be made out there by way of channel 121 on the satellite-radio service.
“CNN and HLN have created an unimaginable catalog of docuseries, and we’re proud to supply them, along with future packages, as a full-time channel to SiriusXM subscribers,” stated Megan Liberman, senior vice chairman of stories, discuss and leisure for SiriusXM, in an announcement.
The debut of the brand new providing comes amid rising curiosity by lots of the nation’s information retailers in documentary programming. NBC News final week unveiled MSNBC Films, a brand new initiative aimed toward bringing longform programming to the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet.
CNN has made a concerted effort to construct its library of non-fiction programming, commissioning a number of documentary collection in addition to producing or buying a rising slate of documentary movies. Sirius XM subscribers will be capable of hear CNN collection together with “American Dynasties: The Kennedys,” “The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty,” “The History of Comedy,” and achieve aural entry to HLN choices similar to “Forensic Files II,” “Very Scary People hosted by Donnie Wahlberg,” and “How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.”
“CNN and HLN Original Series supply a mixture of historic, tradition, crime and thriller non-fiction content material, so there’s one thing for each form of SiriusXM listener,” stated Amy Entelis, govt vice presdient for expertise and content material improvement at CNN Worldwide, in an announcement. “We’re thrilled to have the chance to showcase and introduce our informative and entertaining collection to an entire new viewers.”
CNN already has a relationship with Sirius XM, which simulcasts CNN and HLN and makes CNN International out there by way of its cell app. Other information retailers together with Fox News Channel, Fox News Channel, CNBC and Bloomberg additionally present content material to Sirius XM.