Time Warner Cable News Central New York

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Time Warner Cable News Central New York
TWC News logo.png
Launched November 7, 2003 (2003-11-07)
Network Time Warner Cable News
Owned by Time Warner Cable
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Central New York
Headquarters Syracuse, New York
Formerly called News 10 Now (2003–2010)
YNN Central New York (2010–2013)
Sister channel(s) Time Warner Cable News Rochester
Time Warner Cable News Capital Region
Time Warner Cable News Buffalo
NY1
Time Warner Cable News Austin
Time Warner Cable News North Carolina
Website centralny.twcnews.com
(Central New York)
ithaca-cortland.twcnews.com
(Cortland/Ithaca)
utica-mohawkvalley.twcnews.com
(Utica/Rome)
northernny.twcnews.com
(Northern New York)
watertown.twcnews.com
(Watertown/North Country)
elmira-corning.twcnews.com
(Elmira/Corning)
binghamton.twcnews.com
(Southern Tier)
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable Channel 10 (SD)
Channel 200 (HD)
Channel 213 (SkyTracker 24-Hour Doppler Radar Channel)
Channel 1020 (Local On Demand)

Time Warner Cable News Central New York is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Time Warner Cable, as an affiliate of its Time Warner Cable News slate of regional news channels. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on central portions of upstate New York. The channel is headquartered in Syracuse, New York.

Time Warner Cable News Central New York maintains separate sub-feeds for the Southern Tier and the North Country regions (including the western and northern Adirondack region); it also handles production of Weather on the 1s centent for its three sister channels across upstate New York (Time Warner Cable News Rochester, Time Warner Cable News Capital Region and Time Warner Cable News Buffalo).

Overview[edit]

Time Warner Cable News Central New York and its separate sub-feed, Time Warner Cable News Southern Tier, are available to more than 500,000 Time Warner Cable subscribers in all or parts of 25 New York counties, along with portions of the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania (this makes the combined operation one of the larger regional news channels in the United States, in terms of both subscriber reach and geographic coverage area). Time Warner Cable News Central New York, Time Warner Cable News Capital Region, Time Warner Cable News Rochester and Time Warner Cable News Buffalo (as well as the respective Southern Tier and Hudson Valley subfeeds of the Central New York and Capital Region channels) share news content with New York City-based NY1, Time Warner Cable's flagship regional cable news channel (which the provider carries on the digital tiers of its Upstate New York systems).

The channel was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best Website" in 2004. Senior reporter Bill Carey would later win a national Murrow Award for "Best Feature Reporting" in 2008, along with a New York Emmy Award in 2011 for his writing on the 2010 documentary Deadly Delusion. To date, the channel has also won five regional Murrow Awards, and several New York State Associated Press and Syracuse Press Club awards.

History[edit]

The channel was launched on November 7, 2003 as News 10 Now. It was the 11th regional news channel that was launched by Time Warner Cable. The cable provider invested a large amount of financial capital to launch the channel, including an investment of $6 million to restore the former New York Central Rail Station to serve as its Syracuse headquarters. In addition to its headquarters, TWC News Central New York also maintains reporters and photographers based in five regional newsrooms located throughout its coverage area across Central and Northern New York.

Logo as News 10 Now, used from November 2003 to March 15, 2010.

On May 25, 2005, Time Warner Cable announced that it would eliminate 30 staff positions from the channel in a cost-saving consolidation of its three regional news channels at the time in upstate New York. News 10 Now's technical production and master control operations were merged with Albany-based sister channel Capital News 9. With the move, Capital News 9 began serving as the production and studio hub for the channel's news programming, while News 10 Now began handling production responsibilities for weather forecast segments for all of its sister news channels statewide, using the channel's weather staff. Each of the channels retained their respective newsgathering crews, producers, facilities and news management.

In February 2007, News 10 Now launched a separate feed focused on Binghamton, Elmira, Corning and surrounding areas; the expansion resulted in the hiring of five reporters and a technician that would be based from newly created bureaus located in Vestal and Corning, as well as the addition of four producers at the Syracuse headquarters, who work exclusively on content for the Southern Tier feed.[1] There are now eight staffers based in the Southern Tier, in bureaus located in Vestal and Corning.

News 10 Now's live coverage of the American Civic Association shootings in April 2009, was carried nationally by CNN (then a sister network to News 10 Now through Time Warner's ownership of Time Warner Cable, which it spun off into a separate company in 2011). A letter from the shooter was mailed to the channel's Syracuse newsroom on the day of the shootings, and was received and reported on by News 10 Now three days later.

On February 12, 2010, Time Warner Cable announced that News 10 Now and Capital News 9 would be rebranded as "YNN" (for "Your News Now") that March, adopting the same brand that had already been in use on their sister channels in Buffalo and Rochester (the former of which was the first to adopt the "YNN" brand when it launched in March 2009).[2] On December 16, 2013, Time Warner Cable rebranded the channel as Time Warner Cable News Central New York (and its subfeed as Time Warner Cable News Southern Tier) as part of a branding standardization across the provider's news channels – with the minor exception of NY1, which adopted the imaging campaign but opted to retain its existing brand (with "Time Warner Cable News" being used strictly as a sub-brand). that included the introduction of a new graphics and music package.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyen, My-Ly (2006-12-29). "News channel plans local launch". Press & Sun Bulletin. Retrieved 2007-01-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ McChesney, Charles (February 12, 2010). "News 10 Now to become YNN". The Post Standard. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "YNN rebranding as "Time Warner Cable News". CNYRadio.com. November 21, 2013. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kaplan, Don (November 20, 2013). "NY1 changing name to Time Warner Cable News NY1". Daily News. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 

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