Spectrum News Buffalo

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Spectrum News Buffalo
Spectrum News Logo.png
LaunchedMarch 25, 2009; 9 years ago (2009-03-25)
NetworkSpectrum News
Owned byCharter Communications
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaWestern New York
HeadquartersBuffalo, New York
Formerly calledYNN Buffalo (2009–2013)
Time Warner Cable News Buffalo (2013-2016)
Sister channel(s)Spectrum News Rochester
Spectrum News Capital Region
Spectrum News Central New York
NY1
Spectrum News Austin
Spectrum News North Carolina
Websitespectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo
(Buffalo)
spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/jamestown
(Jamestown)
Availability
Cable
Spectrum (Western New York)Channel 9 (SD)
Spectrum (Buffalo)Channel 14 (SD)
Spectrum (Rochester)Channel 1277 (SD)

Spectrum News Buffalo (formerly Time Warner Cable News Buffalo) is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Charter Communications, as an affiliate of its Spectrum News slate of regional news channels. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. The channel is carried on Time Warner Cable systems throughout Western New York on channel 9; it is also carried on TWC's Rochester system on digital channel 1277. A feed of the channel is also available on Spectrum's Jamestown system.

As with the rest of its upstate sister news channels in upstate New York, Spectrum News Buffalo shares news content with New York City-based NY1, Charter's flagship regional cable news channel (which the provider carries on the digital tiers of its Upstate New York systems). As with all Spectrum News channels, Spectrum News Buffalo is exclusive to Charter Spectrum subscribers; areas of Western New York not served by Charter Spectrum (as of 2017, this includes only a portion of central and southern Cattaraugus County) cannot access the channel.

History[edit]

The channel was launched at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 25, 2009 as YNN Buffalo. It was initially carried on channel 14 on Time Warner Cable's Buffalo system, before moving to channel 9 in late 2009; YNN also replaced Erie-based NBC affiliate WICU-TV on its Chautauqua County system, local origination channel Time Warner 8 on its Jamestown system and Toronto-based CTV owned-and-operated station CFTO-TV in Toronto on most of its other systems in the region.

YNN Buffalo was the first regional news channel owned by Time Warner Cable to use the "YNN" brand (standing for "Your News Now"), which Time Warner Cable would later expand the following month to its Rochester-based news channel R News. On February 12, 2010, the provider announced that it would expand the "YNN" brand to two of its other news channels in upstate New York – News 10 Now and Capital News 9.[1] The "YNN" brand later expanded to News 8 Austin in 2011 (although NY1 would never adopt the brand and News 14 Carolina would only use "Your News Now" as a slogan and not a branding).

Former Time Warner Cable News logo used until September 20, 2016.

In early 2010, YNN Buffalo became the first regional news channel owned by Time Warner Cable to launch a high definition simulcast feed. On December 16, 2013, the channel rebranded as Time Warner Cable News Buffalo as part of a branding standardization across the provider's news channels (meant to make it as obvious as possible that the channel was only available on Time Warner Cable) that included the introduction of a new graphics and music package.[2]

On September 20, 2016, it was announced that all TWC News channels would be rebranded as Spectrum News months after Charter acquired Time Warner Cable.

Under a state order, Spectrum News will be forced to shut down September 25, 2018, exactly 9​12 years from the date of its debut, after the New York State Public Service Commission revoked Charter's permission to operate in the state.[3] Despite the revocation of Charter's cable franchises in New York, the future fate of Spectrum News in Buffalo after Spectrum's exit from New York State is currently unknown.

Current on-air staff[edit]

YNN Buffalo live truck
  • Scott Patterson - Morning News Anchor
  • John Borsa - Midday News Anchor
  • Casey Bortnick - Evening News Anchor
  • Breanna Fuss - Anchor/Reporter
  • Alex Haight - Anchor/Reporter
  • Ryan Whalen - Political Reporter
  • Kevin Jolly - Reporter
  • Mark Goshgarian - Reporter
  • Maura Christie - Reporter
  • Mike Arena - Reporter
  • Fadia Patterson - Reporter
  • Andy Young - Reporter
  • Kevin Carroll - Sports Anchor
  • Greg Vorse - Sports Anchor/Reporter
  • Jon Scott - Bills Beat Reporter
  • Ted Goldberg - Sabres Beat Reporter
  • Dan Russell - Meteorologist
  • Brooke Zegarelli - Weather / Meteorologist

References[edit]

  1. ^ McChesney, Charles (February 12, 2010). "News 10 Now to become YNN". The Post Standard. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Kaplan, Don (November 20, 2013). "NY1 changing name to Time Warner Cable News NY1". Daily News. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  3. ^ David Robinson (July 27, 2018). "New York tells Spectrum Cable to get out of the state". The Buffalo News. BH Media.

External links[edit]

  • [1] – Spectrum News Buffalo official website