CNN to end daily Snapchat show ‘The Update’ from 2018

The Snapchat app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration
The Snapchat app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

December 22, 2017

(Reuters) – Time Warner Inc’s CNN will stop producing its daily show on Snap Inc’s Snapchat app, called the “The Update”, from 2018, the two companies said on Friday.

CNN began streaming the daily show on Snapchat in August, featuring at least five news stories in each episode from around the world in efforts to attract younger viewers.

CNN was an original content partner for Discover, a Snapchat feature introduced in early 2015 that allows users to watch stories from publishers.

“We plan to keep working together and mutually decided to hit pause as we explore the best opportunities for doing that,” a joint statement said.

Shares of Snap were down 1.5 percent at $15.13 in morning trading.

Known for its messages that disappear seconds after they are read, Snapchat is wildly popular among millennials, but faces stiff competition from Facebook Inc and its photo-sharing app Instagram.

(Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

  • Dave Clark

    CNN still on TV?

  • David

    Send a strong message to fake news CNN and boycott their sponsors.

  • ShortSweet

    There’s a plus. The target group for the THE UPDATE was bored to tears. CNN has gone so far left, they lost the age group they were trying to influence.

  • Jock E Shift

    A step in the right direction. One less venue for the mind control attempts of leftist CNN.

  • donnieboy64

    nothing ends that is making money.

    • Frank

      Exactly why Socialist nations ALWAYS “end”.

    • Frank

      Exactly why Socialist nations ALWAYS “end”.

  • Ralph

    Why not do us all a favor and end the whole network. Including the waste of TIME magazine.

  • Brad

    They can end whatever they want to, I along with most of my friends do not waste fake news Clinton news network.
    Boycott CNN and NFL

  • Andrew Moore8

    CNN is fake news….