Here's a video of the CNN+'s last moments. The last story was a protest outside of Grupo Prisa in Madrid against the closure of the station, which they said featured a funeral with a corresponding coffin. It then aired a story about CNN+'s history, reporting that the network lost 40 million euros in the last three years. Then you had a strong image as staff members that joined the anchor at the studio began to exit the set as the anchor said that they were paying for the mistakes of others and that at the end of the day a "pure business decision" that "doesn't understand dreams" puts an "end to our doings". He finally thanked the loyalty of viewers and reported "a last story, and it's bad news: CNN+ is shut down for ever".
This is a good-bye promo for CNN+ that features photos of anchors, some of the people the behind cameras and the empty studios with the tagline Está pasando. Lo estás viendo (It is happening. You're watching it) changing to form the CNN+ logo with the legend Hasta siempre (So long):
Financially, the network was never successful, and in ratings, it was always behind 24 Horas, the news channel of state funded TVE.
When Prisa TV (the company that operated TV network Cuatro and CNN+) merged with another broadcaster, Telecinco (part of Silvio Berlusconi's media empire), the agreement was to keep a news channel running, whether it was CNN+ or a new news channel with Telecinco's news team. But hey, this is what really happened: after considering the latest projections for CNN+ in 2011, Prisa TV decided it was better to shut the entire network, and now Telecinco is using CNN+'s spot to air Big Brother. When the current season of Big Brother ends, it's supposedly going to be a music channel.
EDITED to change a link to Cuatro's page with a YouTube video with the last minutes, and also to add comment on the video.
Edited by peramirez, 29 December 2010 - 03:14 AM.