News 13 (Central Florida)
|Owned by||Bright House Networks|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
|Slogan||News. Weather. Now.|
|Broadcast area||Central Florida|
|Formerly called||Central Florida News 13 (1997–2013)|
Bright House Sports Network
Bay News 9
|Bright House Networks
|Channel 13 (SD)
Channels 1013 and 1213 (HD)
|Bright House Networks (Tampa Bay)||Channel 1213 (SD)|
News 13 is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Bright House Networks. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on Central Florida (including the Orlando metropolitan area, Daytona Beach, Melbourne and Kissimmee).
The channel originally launched in October 1997 as Central Florida News 13; it was originally operated by Time Warner Cable, which relinquished cable television franchise rights in the Orlando metropolitan area to Bright House Networks in 2001. On December 14, 2010, the channel was added to Bright House's system in the Tampa Bay area, on digital channel 1213; the channel is offered in addition to the provider's local news channel in the area, Bay News 9.
On November 1, 2011 Central Florida News 13 launched a high definition simulcast feed and began airing its newscasts in the format. As part of the upgrade, the channel installed a new master control system, and unveiled a slightly modified graphics package.
The channel unveiled a major branding overhaul on August 27, 2013, the most significant in the channel's history. It shortened its name from "Central Florida News 13" to simply News 13 (its website domain was accordingly changed cfnews13.com to mynews13.com); the channel also adopted a logo based on that used by Orlando sister channel Bay News 9, and introduced a new news music ("Primetime News" by Non-Stop Music, which has been used by Bay News 9 since its September 1997 launch) and graphics package, the latter of which is designed to fit 16:9 television sets. Its longtime slogan "All Local, All The Time." was also dropped in favor of the succinct "News. Weather. Now.".
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News 13 carries weather forecast segments in ten-minute intervals, under the brand "Weather on the Ones" (which is also used by the regional news channels of Bright House sister company, Time Warner Cable). During the Atlantic hurricane season, News 13 provides tropical weather updates twice each hour. It also airs regular traffic reports that immediately follow the weather segments, called "Real Time Traffic", each weekdays between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. News 13 also provides coverage of the rocket launches occurring at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. News 13 is also an affiliate of the national and international video news service CNN Newsource.
Notable current personalities
Notable former personalities
- Vinnie Politan – anchor/reporter; now at WXIA
- Jessica Yellin – anchor/reporter; now national political correspondent at CNN
Central Florida News 13 en Español
On March 11, 2011, Bright House Networks announced that it would merge Central Florida News 13 and Bay News 9's respective Spanish-language news channels into a single regional channel, InfoMás. The regional network was launched on July 12, 2011.
- Bay News 9 – a similar regional news channel owned by Bright House that serves the Tampa Bay area
- Bright House Sports Network – co-owned regional sports network serving Central Florida
- WSNN-LD – a similar regional news channel owned by Comcast that serves the Sarasota area
- Bright House Networks ad in St. Petersburg Times, November 12, 2010.
- "Central Florida News 13 goes HD…". Florida NewsCenter. November 1, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
- "Bright House Networks to merge Tampa Bay and Orlando Spanish language newschannels into InfoMás". St. Petersburg Times. March 11, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
- "En la TV: Bright House Networks To Launch InfoMás". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
- "Bright House Networks to launch super regional Spanish network". Bay News 9. March 9, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2014.
- www.mynews13.com - News 13 official website