|Launched||September 8, 1992|
|Owned by||Time Warner Cable|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Slogan||NYC's 24/7 Newschannel|
|Broadcast area||New York metropolitan area
(also available in certain areas of North Carolina, Florida and Upstate New York)
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Sister channel(s)||NY1 Noticias
NY1 Rail and Road
SportsNet New York
|Time Warner Cable
(New York City)
|Channel 1 (SD)
Channel 701 (HD)
Channel 1111 (VOD)
|Time Warner Cable
(New York State)
Channel 122 (SD)
Channel 111 (SD)
Channel 1011 (SD)
Channel 515 (SD)
|Time Warner Cable
(Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro, North Carolina)
|Channel 115 (SD)
Channel 1115 (HD)
|Cablevision (Queens and The Bronx)||Channel 8 (SD)|
|Bright House Networks
(Tampa Bay and Orlando, Florida)
|Channel 1210 (HD)|
NY1 (also known as NY1 News and spoken as "New York One") is a 24-hour cable-news television channel focusing on the five boroughs of New York City that is owned by Time Warner Cable. The channel's programming primarily features news and weather forecasts, but it also features specialty programs such as Inside City Hall (which is renamed Road to City Hall during New York City mayoral elections).
- 1 Overview
- 2 History
- 3 NY1 as prototype for other TWC markets
- 4 Format
- 5 On-air staff
- 6 Related channels
- 7 In popular culture
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
NY1 is available on Time Warner Cable's New York City system on channel 1 in standard definition and channel 701 in high definition. On Cablevision in the New York City area, it is carried on channel 8 (it was previously seen on channel 1, which was stricken from use by Cablevision in December 2010) and its broadcast in letterboxed standard definition, downconverted from the HD feed. NY1 is not currently available on Verizon FiOS, as of 2013[update]. The channel is available to more than two million cable customers within the five boroughs of New York City, as well as nearby Bergen County in New Jersey and Mount Vernon in Westchester County, New York.
Outside of the New York metropolitan area, NY1 is seen on Time Warner Cable systems throughout New York State, and its HD simulcast channel is available on Bright House Networks' Orlando and Tampa systems. It is also available on TWC's Raleigh, Charlotte, and Greensboro systems in North Carolina on digital channel 115 and HD channel 1115.
NY1 was conceived by Richard Aurelio, the president of Time Warner Cable's New York City cable group. The station launched on September 8, 1992, from its newsroom in the National Video Center at 460 West 42nd Street in the Manhattan borough of New York City, under the guidance of vice president of news Paul Sagan and news director Steve Paulus. Construction of the 42nd Street facility was completed on July 15, but the channel's newly hired reporters actually began work one month earlier by attending a videojournalism "boot camp".
While some of the reporters had used their own cameras in other markets, most had had no exposure to the technical side of journalism. Following their training, the reporters and the rest of the staff took part in an additional two-month training period that included four weeks of real-time rehearsal. A watershed event came in the final weeks of training, with the collapse of a former post-office building on Manhattan's West Side. Although the channel was not yet on the air, NY1 reporters covered the story as if the channel was fully operational, interviewing survivors and witnesses and reporting the story more fully than competing television outlets.
Following the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, NY1's signal was temporarily broadcast internationally through the cable channel Oxygen after that channel was unable to broadcast regular programming from its studios in the Manhattan neighborhood of Battery Park City, located near the World Trade Center. In 2001, Time Warner Cable began offering NY1 to digital cable subscribers in the Albany market,[clarification needed] with other markets following soon thereafter.
In January 2002, the station moved to a new, all-digital facility on the sixth foor at Chelsea Market on 75 Ninth Avenue (between West 15th-16th Streets) in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. NY1 Noticias, a Spanish-language version of the channel for digital cable subscribers launched on June 30, 2003. In 2005, NY1 launched NY1 on Demand, a video-on-demand service for Time Warner Cable customers, available on channel 1111 in the provider's New York City system.
In 2008, NY1 launched a high-definition simulcast feed on Time Warner Cable digital channel 701, although it was originally broadcast only in a pillarbox format (with an 4:3 center-cut picture with sidebars of the NY1 logo), until the channel migrated to a full 16:9 widescreen format in October 2009.
Proposed rebranding to TWC News
On March 14, 2013, Time Warner Cable announced plans to rebrand NY1 and its other regional news channels (including News 14 Carolina and the Your News Now networks) under the name TWC News by the end of the year, along with the adoption of new on-air logos and standardized graphics for each of the channels. The reasoning for the name change is due to corporate perception that Time Warner Cable subscribers do not know that the provider owns its regional news channels and are largely exclusive to its systems (although NY1 is also carried by Cablevision in the New York market).
The proposed name change for NY1 met with immediate controversy among Time Warner Cable's subscribers due to the familiarity with the brand and dissatifaction with the provider's service by its New York area customers. Time Warner Cable is also exploring the possibility of keeping the NY1 brand while also including on-air references to its TWC ownership in some fashion, though executives confirmed that the rebranding would have no effect on the channel's news format or reporting style.
On November 20, Time Warner Cable announced that it would append "Time Warner Cable News" to the start of the NY1 name, while "NY1" would continue to be used on air.
NY1 as prototype for other TWC markets
NY1 was the first regional news channel to be operated by Time Warner Cable, and the cable provider has since launched other 24-hour news channels in several other markets that are modeled after NY1 (two of which, News 24 Houston and News 9 San Antonio, both operated as joint ventures between TWC and Belo, shut down within their first two years of operation). The majority are labeled "Your News Now". The channels include:
The most-common "program" on NY1 is a half-hour rolling news block that begins at the top of every hour and :30 minutes past the hour. The first minute contains top news headlines followed by "Weather on the 1s", a brief one-minute local weather summary. The remainder of the half-hour is filled with pre-recorded news segments heavily focusing on stories from the New York metropolitan area.
Nearly all stories are pre-recorded, even segments made to look like they are occurring live; instead of a "live" indicator during field reports from NY1's reporters, most stories seen on the channel have an on-scrreen graphic saying merely that the reporter is (or was) "on scene". This is because when the report was first broadcast, it may have originally been shown live but is usually not once re-aired, unless it updates a breaking news event. Moreover, reporters generally tape their own stories with video cameras (a practice known as video journalism), and send these taped reports to the newsroom to be edited for broadcast.[clarification needed]
Sports reports are featured throughout the day, while a one-hour call-in sports show, Sports on 1: The Last Word, is featured every night at 11:35 p.m. In an effort to compete with local late-night newscasts, NY1 introduced its own nightly 11 p.m. newscast called News At 11 on January 22, 2007. The newscast is anchored by Lewis Dodley and former CBS news correspondent Elizabeth Kaledin, an original member of the NY1 News team. NY1 also features human-interest segments within its rolling news blocks such as the "New Yorker of the Week" and the "Scholar Athlete of the Week".
Inside City Hall / Road to City Hall
Inside City Hall (titled Road to City Hall during mayoral election cycles) is a weeknight political program that covers politics both local and national. NY1 and its upstate sister channels have collaborated on (and sponsored) a number of political debates, coverage of these use Inside City Hall presentation.
Launched in July 2005, The Call is a live, one hour call-in and write-in news show hosted by John Schiumo. Throughout the day, viewers are encouraged to vote on the top news stories of the day, and after receiving an e-mail alert as to the top story, are asked to write or call in to discuss the topic with Schiumo. The program was expanded to one hour in January 2012 in response to viewer requests. Previously, the show was extended on days of major news events.
Very often at the beginning of the show, Schiumo will have a short interaction with Danielle Rondinone, the program's senior producer, during which they will both offer their opinions of the days news.
On Stage is a half-hour program reporting on theater. Its focus is primarily on the New York City theater scene but the show also reports on performances in the wider region. It is hosted by Donna Karger, with Patrick Pacheco conducting interviews. NY1 anchor Roma Torre, who has a background in theater, is the critic for the show. Outside critics David Cote of Time Out New York and David Sheward of Back Stage also contribute reviews. Frank DiLella conducts on-scene reporting.
Weather on the 1's
- John Davitt - chief meteorologist
- Kevin Garrity - sports anchor and reporter; also Friday and Saturday host of Sports on 1: The Last Word
- Tom McDonald - sports anchor and reporter; also host of Sports on 1: The Last Word
- Budd Mishkin - sports anchor and reporter; also host of One on 1 with Budd Mishkin and Sports on 1: The Last Word
- Maricela Baez - traffic reporter
- Adelle Caballero - traffic reporter
- Jamie Shupak - traffic reporter
- Naomi Yane - traffic reporter
Local program hosts
- Donna Karger - host of NY1 On Stage; also producer
- Errol Louis - host of Inside City Hall
- Sam Roberts - host of The New York Times Close-Up; also urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times
- Neil Rosen - host of Talking Pictures On Demand; also movie critic
- John Schiumo - host of The Call
Your Queens News Now
- Arlene Borenstein - Queens anchor and reporter
- Anges Chung - Queens reporter
- Rocco Vertuccio - Queens anchor
Your Staten Island News Now
- Bree Driscoll - Staten Island anchor and reporter
- Mara Montalbano - Staten Island anchor and reporter
- Anthony Pascale - Staten Island anchor and reporter
Your New Jersey News Now
- Jessica Abo - New Jersey anchor
- Joanne Santiglia - New Jersey anchor
- Rosemary Shultz - New Jersey reporter
Former on-air staff
NY1 Noticias (pronounced as "New York One Noticias") is a Spanish language regional cable news channel that launched as an offshoot of NY1 on June 30, 2003. It is available to customers on channels 95 and 801 on Time Warner Cable's digital service. Like its English language parent network, NY1 Noticias covers general news stories primarily focused around the New York City metropolitan area, along with in-depth coverage of issues affecting the area's Hispanic population.
NY1 Rail and Road
NY1 Rail and Road (pronounced as "New York One Rail and Road") is a cable channel that focuses on the traffic and mass transit conditions within the New York City metropolitan area. Launched on August 18, 2010, the channel is exclusive to Time Warner Cable subscribers (carried on digital channel 104 in New York City, and digital channel 91 in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley). The channel features traffic and transit updates on five-minute intervals with separate feeds for Manhattan and Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Hudson Valley, respectively.
In popular culture
- In the thriller Sliver (1993), a television in the building's laundry room broadcasts NY1.
- In the crime drama The Yards (2000), NY1 reporters are featured reporting several events in the plot.
- In the romantic comedy Maid in Manhattan (2002), a Mexican hotel maid impersonating a high-class woman having an argument with a politician.[clarification needed]
- In the comedy Elf (2003), NY1 is the station through which the story of an alleged Christmas Eve sighting of Santa Claus spread throughout New York City.
- In the documentary Super Size Me (2004), a NY1 report on the blizzard of 2003 was shown for several seconds.
- In the comedy White Chicks (2004), the character Denise is an NY1 news reporter.
- In the adventure comedy Night at the Museum (2006), NY1 is one of the stations that carried the story about dinosaur tracks that were leading into New York City's American Museum of Natural History. (The other station was WNYW, due to the fact that the movie was produced by 20th Century Fox.)
- In the monster movie, Cloverfield (2008), NY1's Roma Torre reports on the earthquake preceding the arrival of the monster.
- In the science fiction Jumper (2008), various footage of the NY1's opening were seen.
- In the thriller The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009), NY1 political reporter Michael Scotto appears briefly.
- NY1 anchorman Pat Kiernan appears briefly in Through the Grinder (2004) (Berkley Prime Crime, ISBN 978-0-425-19714-1), the second novel in The Coffeehouse Mystery Series by Cleo Coyle.
- "That's It That's All", from the To the 5 Boroughs (2004) album by the Beastie Boys, contains the line "Like George Whipple on New York 1; Got a hairy ass and that's no fun." Whipple covers celebrity gossip and high society for NY1.
- Episodes of:
- the courtroom drama series 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)
- the drama series Third Watch (1999–2005)
- the police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order and its spinoffs Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (since 1990)
- the situation comedy series Spin City (1996–2002)
Briefly show televisions in the background tuned to NY1.
- Episodes of the drama series The Sopranos (1999–2007) feature NY1 television reporters and anchors.
- The sitcom How I Met Your Mother (since 2005) features character Robin Scherbatsky as an NY1 reporter, although the show brands it "Metro News 1". The character formerly co-anchored the network with Sandy Rivers, who reads from the newspaper much like NY1's Pat Kiernan.
- In an episode of the sitcom 30 Rock (since 2006), the character Liz Lemon mentions that one of her fears is having her picture shown on NY1 after dying alone in her apartment.
- Pat Kiernan appeared on a taping of the Doug Loves Movies podcast starring Doug Benson at the Gramercy Theatre on October 23, 2011; the episode, also featuring actor Keith Powell, as well as comics Jim Gaffigan and Michael Ian Black was released onto the iTunes Store three days later.
- Media in New York City
- News 12 Networks - a similar group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Cablevision.
- FiOS1 - a similar group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Verizon FiOS.
- Your News Now - a group of 24-hour regional cable news channels operated by Time Warner Cable, NY1 is the only regional news channel operated by TWC in the state of New York that is not part of the YNN brand.
- FiOS TV Channels
- NY1 joins Bright House Networks lineup, Orlando Sentinel, September 9, 2011.
- Channel Lineups - Charlotte
- Channel Lineups - Raleigh
- [unreliable source?]Rosenblum, Michael (November 24, 2007). "NY1 – 15 Years Later". Rosenblumtv. (Michael Rosenblum's blog). Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- [unreliable source?]Staff writer (Undated). "Station History". Retrieved December 11, 2012. In 1992, NY1 replaced NBC.
- Staff writer (September 13, 2001). "Oxygen Media Transmits New York One Signal to Its National Subscribers" Business Wire via AllBusiness.com. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- Time Warner Cable makes move to rename NY1 so viewers know it's an exclusive news channel, New York Daily News, March 14, 2013.
- Internet Does Not Approve of Time Warner Cable’s NY1 Rebranding, PRNewser, March 15, 2013.
- NY1 To Be Rebranded As "TWC News" Because We Can't Have Nice Things, Gothamist, March 15, 2013.
- Newsroom staffers fume over Time Warner's plan to 'rebrand' NY1, New York Daily News, March 15, 2013.
- New Name for NY1? A Plan Meets Resistance, The New York Times, March 15, 2013.
- TWC Settles On New Name for NY1 Outlets, Multichannel News, November 20, 2013.
- Staff Profiles
- Your Staten Island News Now
- Your Queens News Now
- Your New Jersey News Now
- "Floyd the Food Guy" website. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- NY1.com - Official Website
- "Station History", at ny1.com. Accessed October 17, 2009.
- newschannels.org, Association of Regional News Channels official website. Accessed October 17, 2009.