The GCN broadcasting platform has just announced its closure. Warner Bros. Discovery Group is ending one of the leading cycling broadcasting platforms in order to continue its restructuring plan.
GCN+ and the GCN application will close on December 19, 2023
In a statement to all subscribers, the platform announced the closure of the GCN+ service and the GCN app on December 19. The move is part of Warner Bros. Discovery's strategy to consolidate its sports streaming services in one place, with GCN+ subscribers in Europe having the option of subscribing to Discovery+ or the Eurosport app.
In the same statement they explained that "This decision also means that we are refocusing Play Sports Network and its long-standing core brands, centred around the global cycling community... Play Sports has now delivered 7b+ views across its social media channels and is growing faster than it ever has so whilst disappointed we are more determined than ever to continue to be an even bigger and more positive force in cycling."
As announced on their main channel, GCN's YouTube channels will remain unchanged, as will their website.