Spectrum News Buffalo

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.

Spectrum News Buffalo
Spectrum News Logo
LaunchedMarch 25, 2009
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)

History

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).

TWC News logo
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

YNN Buffalo news vehicle
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
  • Mark Goshgarian - Reporter
  • Maura Christie - 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
  • Kaylee Wendt - Meterologist
  • Brooke Zegarelli - Meteorologist

References

  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

  • [1] – Spectrum News Buffalo official website
Angela Wozniak

Angela Wozniak (born March 11, 1987) is a former Conservative member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 2015 to 2017. She represented the 143rd district, which included Cheektowaga, Lancaster, and Depew, New York. Wozniak caucused with the Republican minority in the Assembly.In March 2016, Wozniak was admonished by the Assembly Ethics Committee for having retaliated against a staffer with whom she had engaged in an affair. In May 2016, Wozniak announced that she would not seek reelection to the Assembly.

Krupnik

Krupnik (Polish, Belarusian) or Krupnikas (Lithuanian) is a traditional sweet alcoholic drink similar to a liqueur, based on grain spirit (usually vodka) and honey, popular in Poland, Belarus and Lithuania. In Poland it is grouped in the nalewka category of alcoholic beverages. Mass-produced versions of krupnik consist of 40–50% (80–100 proof) alcohol, but traditional versions will use 80–100% grain alcohol as the base. Honey, usually clover honey, is the main ingredient used to add sweetness, as well as up to 50 different herbs. There are many versions and some recipes have been passed down through generations; each producer typically uses their own recipe. Krupnik originated in the territories of present-day Belarus, which were at the time part of the larger Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Krupnik is sometimes heated before being served.

Legend has it that the recipe was created by the Benedictine monks at a monastery in Niaśviž (then known as Nieśwież) which was founded by Mikołaj Krzysztof "Sierotka" Radziwiłł. Known in Poland and Lithuania (including present-day Belarus) at least since the 16th century, it soon became popular among the szlachta of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. There are numerous recipes preserved up to present times in countless diaries of the szlachta. Krupnik was also used as a common medicinal disinfectant by Polish soldiers in World War II.

At times, spicy seasonings and herbs are added for flavour. The brand of the honey and the ratio of seasonings are key factors which determine the final taste of krupnik. A mixture of the honey and spices is diluted, boiled and strained before being added to a vodka base.

It may be served hot, at room temperature or chilled. A specific sort of krupnik which contains more herbs and less honey is brewed by Karaims.

"Krupnik" is also the brand name of a range of alcoholic beverages produced by the Belvédère company, including krupnik, vodka, and various nalewki. In 2014, Krupnik vodka was the eighth most popular vodka brand in the world by sales volume.

List of United States pay television channels

The following is a list of pay television networks broadcasting or receivable in the United States, organized by genre. Some television providers use one or more channel slots for video on demand.

NY1

NY1 (also officially known as Spectrum News NY1 and spoken as New York One) is an American cable news television channel founded by Time Warner Cable, which itself is owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition in May 2016. The channel provides 24-hour news coverage, with a focus on the five boroughs of New York City; its programming primarily features news, traffic and weather, however NY1 also features specialty programs such as Inside City Hall (which is renamed Road to City Hall during New York City mayoral elections).

NY1 is available on Spectrum's New York City system on channel 1 in standard definition and channel 701 in high definition. On Optimum in the New York City area, it is carried on channel 8 (it was previously seen on channel 1, before Optimum moved the channel to its current slot in December 2010), and is transmitted by the provider in letterboxed standard definition (downconverted from the HD feed) until September 29, 2017 when it was upconverted to the HD feed. The channel is available to more than two million cable customers within the five boroughs of New York City, as well as nearby Bergen County in New Jersey and Mount Vernon in Westchester County, New York. As of 2019, NY1 is not currently available on Verizon FiOS.Outside the New York metropolitan area, NY1 is carried on Spectrum systems throughout New York State, and its HD simulcast channel is available on its Orlando and Tampa systems. It is also available on its Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro systems in North Carolina on digital channel 215, both in standard and high definition. Outside the New York area, a loop of public service announcements and Spectrum promo ads is played over New York-specific advertising.

Spectrum News

Spectrum News (formerly Time Warner Cable News) is the brand for a slate of American cable news television channels that are owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016. Each of the six regional channels primarily focus on local news, weather and sports coverage in their given areas (most are located in upstate New York), in addition to national and international news stories. With the exception of NY1, none of the six channels are available on other pay television providers in their respective markets, including Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, DirecTV or Dish Network.

Spectrum News Austin

Spectrum News Austin (formerly Time Warner Cable News Austin) is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Charter Communications. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on Central Texas. While its main feed serves the Austin metropolitan area, it also maintains sub-feeds for San Antonio and Waco.

The channel's studios are located at 1708 Colorado Street in Austin, just north of the Texas State Capitol and immediately south of the main campus of the University of Texas. It is available only to Spectrum Cable subscribers within the provider's Central Texas division, which includes Austin, San Marcos, Round Rock, Temple, Killeen and Waco.

Spectrum News Capital Region

Spectrum News Capital Region (formerly Time Warner Cable News Capital Region) 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 Capital District of eastern New York. The channel is headquartered in Albany, New York, and maintains a subfeed serving the Hudson Valley region. Spectrum News Capital Region is carried on channel 9 throughout most of the region, although its channel slot varies in the towns of Queensbury and Canajoharie, and in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

As with the rest of its upstate sister news channels in upstate New York, Spectrum News Capital Region 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).

Spectrum News Central New York

Spectrum News Central New York (formerly Time Warner Cable News Central New York) 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 central portions of upstate New York. The channel is based in downtown Syracuse, New York out of the former New York Central Railroad Passenger and Freight Station building along Interstate 690.

Spectrum 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 content for its four sister channels across upstate New York (Spectrum News Rochester, Spectrum News Capital Region, Spectrum News Buffalo. and Spectrum News Hudson Valley).

As with other Spectrum News channels, it is not available on satellite, nor is it available in portions of Cayuga County where Zito Media (successor to Adelphia Communications) controls the cable franchise and Charter Spectrum is not offered.

Spectrum News North Carolina

Spectrum News North Carolina 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 broadcasts rolling newscasts 24-hours a day, seven days a week, focused primarily on the state of North Carolina, with the exception of some special programming, including weekly in-depth program In Focus, a weeknight regional version of Capital Tonight and the nightly sportscast Sports Night. The channel's headquarters and main studio is located on Atlantic Avenue in Raleigh, just outside downtown. Additional bureaus are located on Morehead Street in downtown Charlotte; at the Centreport office park in Greensboro; on Scientific Park Drive in Wilmington; and in the Croatan National Forest in Newport.

Spectrum News North Carolina maintains four separate feeds for the Charlotte, Research Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), Piedmont Triad (Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point) and Wilmington areas; each of the feeds primarily carry local news content for their respective region, however some locally produced programs of statewide interest are shared among SN North Carolina's feeds.

The channel has four rolling-news blocks: Your Morning News from 5am to 10am, Your Midday News from 10am to 5pm, Your Evening News from 5pm to midnight, and Your Overnight News from midnight to 5am.

Spectrum News Rochester

Spectrum News Rochester (formerly Time Warner Cable News Rochester) is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Charter Communications through its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in May 2016, as an affiliate of its Spectrum News slate of regional news channels. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on Rochester, New York and the nearby Genesee River and Finger Lakes regions.

The channel is carried on channel 9 in standard definition, as well as high definition, the latter of which is typically rendered automatically by those Charter Communications customers' high definition supported set-top boxes. Standard definition feeds come through to those customers who purchase Spectrum's Basic-Tier level of cable service. As of March 6th, 2018, all customers are required to utilize digital receivers to view the station. These digital receivers come in two types: High Definition Multimedia Interface - HDMI - supported High Definition television digital receivers, and for those televisions void of HDMI connectivity, standard digital receivers. Higher tiered customers view the channel on digital channel 200 in high definition in Rochester. Channel 14 in other Charter Communications systems within the region fill in the extent of the area's coverage. As with the rest of its upstate sister news channels in upstate New York, Spectrum News Rochester shares news content with New York City-based NY1, Charter Communications' flagship regional cable news channel (which the provider carries on the digital tiers of its Upstate New York systems).

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