Time Warner Cable News

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Time Warner Cable News
Time Warner Cable News 2013 logo.jpg
Launched 2013 (current brand)
Owned by Time Warner Cable
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Country United States
Language American English
Broadcast area Upstate New York
Austin, TX
Formerly called RNews, Capital News 9, News 10 Now, News 8 Austin, YNN (City/Region Name), News 14 Carolina
Replaced WGRC (Rochester)
Sister channel(s) NY1
Time Warner Cable SportsNet
Website Time Warner Cable News
WUAM (Albany area) 900 AM
Time Warner Cable Capital Region 9
Time Warner Cable Western New York 9
Time Warner Cable Central NY 10
Time Warner Cable Southern Tier 14
Time Warner Cable Buffalo 9
Time Warner Cable Austin 8

Time Warner Cable News is the brand for Time Warner Cable's 24-hour cable news television channels.

Logo used from 2009-13

The channels operate on the half-hour wheel format. Weather reports are aired every 10 minutes "on the 1's" and a Top Stories or Your News in a Minute is aired at the top and bottom of every hour, wrapping the top stories of the day. Each station has live traffic reports based out its own local newsroom and each maintains its own local assignment desk, anchor/videojournalists, sports team, producers and news management. Weather forecasts are regionalized, with Time Warner Cable News Central New York producing weather segments for each of the Upstate New York channels. Special segments such as Cooking at Home with Dan Eaton, Healthy Living, The Getaway Guy, Going Green, "Lauren Fix The Car Coach" Lauren Fix and more also air throughout the day across all of the Time Warner Cable News channels.

In Upstate New York, TWCN is made up 4 regional news channels: Time Warner Cable News Buffalo, Time Warner Cable News Rochester, Time Warner Cable News Central New York and Time Warner Cable News Capital Region. The Time Warner Cable News network shares content with sister station NY1 in New York City, which maintains a separate operation. The channels are not available to DBS or Verizon FiOS customers, nor is it available in central Cattaraugus County (where Atlantic Broadband is the cable provider). The stations air the political program Capital Tonight, based out of Albany at 8 p.m. in all markets. The show is hosted by former New York Daily News blogger Liz Benjamin.

Outside of upstate New York, Time Warner has announced plans to expand the then YNN branding to News 8 Austin in Austin, Texas and News 14 Carolina.[1] News 8 gradually made the transition first, starting by rebranding its social media outlets.[2][3] The branding change was implemented on January 10, 2011.[4] Both now have the TWCN moniker as Time Warner Cable News Austin and Time Warner Cable News North Carolina, respectively.

Time Warner Cable News Capital Region/Hudson Valley[edit]

The channel debuted on October 11, 2002 as Capital News 9, nearly a year after originally planned due to various delays in infrastructure and staffing. In August 2006, Capital News 9 increased its reach to the former Adelphia systems in the market when Time Warner closed on their purchase of those systems. Due to lineup structure, Time Warner Cable News Capital Region is seen on channels 1 or 78 in Queensbury, channel 1 or 97 in Canajoharie, and on either channel 7 (northern) or 95 (southern) in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

In March 2010, as part of a statewide rebranding of Time Warner's news channels, Capital News 9 adopted the "YNN" (Your News Now) moniker, which was already in use on YNN Buffalo and YNN Rochester. YNN Capital Region and YNN Hudson Valley changed its name on December 16, 2013 to Time Warner Cable News Capital Region and Time Warner Cable News Hudson Valley, respectively.

Time Warner Cable News Central New York/Southern Tier/North Country[edit]

Time Warner Cable News Central New York (short for TWCN Central New York) is a 24-hour local news channel headquartered in Syracuse, New York. Their slogan is "Your news, all the time". It is owned and operated by Time Warner Cable, and is available only to its cable subscribers throughout Central New York, New York's Southern Tier, and the "North Country" in the western/northern Adirondack Region. It was the eleventh channel of this format launched by Time Warner and one of about 40 local/regional cable newschannels nationwide. It began operations in November 2003 as News 10 Now.

In February 2007, News 10 Now added a separate channel with news, weather and sports targeting the Binghamton and Elmira/Corning markets, with five reporters and a technician operating from new bureaus located in Binghamton and Corning. This expansion also added four additional producers at the Syracuse headquarters who work exclusively on the Southern Tier program feed. [1].

The two separate Time Warner Cable News Central New York channels are available to about 580,000 Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York and portions of Pennsylvania's Northern Tier. This makes it one of the larger local news channels nationwide, both in terms of subscribers and geographic coverage area. The channel's website won a coveted Edward R. Murrow national "Best Website" award in 2004.

During the Binghamton shootings in April 2009, News 10 Now's live camera at the scene was broadcast on many of the major network and cable news outlets. A package from the perpetrator was mailed to the Syracuse newsroom the day of the shootings, but was not received until days later.

The station is the only one of the four upstate New York "Your News Now" channels that is not placed on channel 9 in the cable lineup. This is due to the presence of WSYR-TV in the Syracuse market, which broadcasts on channel 9. In markets where channel 10 is taken (e.g. SUNY Oswego, which has its campus-run station in that slot), Time Warner Cable News Central New York broadcasts on channel 14.

Time Warner Cable announced on February 12, 2010, that "News 10 Now", along with its sister networks, would rebrand under its YNN branding, which it had previously implemented in Buffalo and Rochester, by the end of March 2010. On December 16, 2013, the names were changed once again to Time Warner Cable News Central New York and Time Warner Cable News Southern Tier, respectively.

Time Warner Cable News Buffalo[edit]

YNN launched at 7pm on March 25, 2009, replacing WICU-TV in Chautauqua County, CFTO-TV in most of the rest of the region, and Time Warner 8 in Jamestown on the cable lineups.

The channel is available in almost all of western New York except for portions of Cattaraugus County, which are served by another cable provider. Despite the fact that it is the newest of the YNN channels, it is the first to use the YNN branding. But on December 16, 2013, the YNN branding was dropped for Time Warner Cable News and is now known as Time Warner Cable News Buffalo

Time Warner Cable News Rochester[edit]

The station debuted on Channel 5 in 1990 as "WGRC" (Greater Rochester Cablevision), making it by far the oldest station in Time Warner's TWCN network. In 1992, the station changed to Channel 9 and labeled itself as "GRC9News". Later, after Time Warner acquired cable franchise rights to the area, it was changed to just "R News". In 2005, some of the station's operations were merged with News 10 Now, a sister station in Syracuse, New York, and Capital News 9, a sister station in Albany, New York. Like its sister stations in Albany and Buffalo, it airs on channel 9.

On August 4, 2009, at 5:00 a.m., "R News" became "YNN Rochester" (YNN standing for "Your News Now"), co-branding the station with its new Buffalo sister station YNN Buffalo. This branding was later expanded to the Syracuse (now "YNN Central New York") and Albany (now "YNN Capital Region") stations. On December 16, 2013, YNN Rochester became Time Warner Cable News Rochester

Time Warner Cable News Austin[edit]

It debuted as "News 8 Austin" on September 13, 1999, as the first and only 24 hour cable news channel in Austin, Texas. On January 10, 2011, it changed its name to YNN Austin to match Time Warner Cable's news channels following a gradual transition over the previous several months. On December 16, 2013, the name was changed again to Time Warner Cable News Austin

Time Warner Cable News North Carolina[edit]

Four stations branded as "News 14 Carolina" exist on Time Warner Cable's systems in North Carolina. The main channel debuted March 22, 2002 in Raleigh, followed that June 14 by one in Charlotte. Two others serving the Piedmont Triad and Wilmington debuted September 25, 2006 and August 18, 2008 respectively. As of December 16, 2013, the network's name was changed for the first time in its history and is now known as Time Warner Cable News North Carolina