News 24 Houston

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News 24 Houston
News24logob.jpg
News 24 Houston logo
Launched December 12, 2002
Closed July 23, 2004
Owned by Belo Corp and Time Warner Cable
Picture format 4:3 standard definition
Slogan Houston as it happens.
Country United States
Language American English
Broadcast area Greater Houston/Galveston
Website News 24 Houston.com
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable 24

News 24 Houston is a defunct 24-hour cable news television channel featuring a rolling news format, serving the Greater Houston and Galveston areas. It was a joint venture by Belo Corp. (owner of local television station KHOU-TV, which assisted the cable channel with newsgathering) and Time Warner Cable (operators of the region's cable television systems). The cable channel started up in December 2002, and was shut down on July 23, 2004, citing low viewership and a lack of advertising revenue. It was shut down along with sister cable station News 9 San Antonio (also a joint venture between Belo and Time Warner). Upon closure, both News 24 and News 9 had instructed viewers to leave their thoughts and comments about the cable channels on sister station News 8 Austin's message boards. This had also affected former sister cable channel News 14 Carolina, which reverted to full Time Warner Control when Belo exited the joint venture, costing 50 jobs at that state-wide cable channel's various news bureaus.[1]

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  1. ^ Mark Washburn, "News 14 Carolina Cuts Its Staff by about Half, " The Charlotte Observer, August 17, 2004.

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