News 12 New Jersey is a 24-hourcable news television channel covering the New Jersey side of the New York City metropolitan area. It reaches more than 1.8 million television homes in northern and central New Jersey. The channel operates as an individual unit of News 12 Networks, a network of regional news channels in the tri-state area and the first, largest and most watched regional news network in United States. The channel produces 11½ hours of live original news programming daily, alternating with digital replays. The channel launched in March 1996.
On October 11, 2010, News 12 New Jersey debuted its new studio layout, with a new set created in San Diego and trucked across the country. This was the first phase of News 12 New Jersey's transition to HD. On November 12th, 2010, the second phase began with a new logo, infobar, graphics (including new news intro), and music (Convergence by Stephen Arnold music). On November 29, 2010, News 12 New Jersey became the first of the News 12 Networks to switch to high definition.