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 Capital Region
Spectrum News Logo
LaunchedOctober 11, 2002
NetworkSpectrum News
Owned byCharter Communications
Picture format480i (SDTV)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaAlbany, New York
HeadquartersAlbany, New York
Formerly calledCapital News 9 (2002–2010)
YNN Capital Region (2010–2013)
Time Warner Cable News Capital Region (2013-2016)
Sister channel(s)NY1
Spectrum News Austin
Spectrum News Buffalo
Spectrum News Central New York
Spectrum News North Carolina
Spectrum News Rochester
Websitewww.twcnews.com/nys/capital-region.html
(Capital Region)
www.twcnews.com/nys/hudson-valley.html
(Hudson Valley)
Availability
Cable
Spectrum
(most of Eastern New York)
Channels 1, 9, and 200 (SD)
Spectrum
(Queensbury)
Channels 1 and 78 (SD)
Spectrum
(Canajoharie)
Channels 1 and 97 (SD)
Spectrum
(northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Channel 7 (SD)
Spectrum
(southern Berkshire County, Massachusetts)
Channel 95 (SD)

History

Capital News 9 Albany logo
Logo as Capital News 9, used from October 11, 2002 until March 15, 2010; it is based on a similar logo used by its former sister channel in the Tampa Bay area, Bay News 9 (now owned by Bright House Networks).

Prior to the launch of the channel, Time Warner Cable carried a repurposed rebroadcast of the 6:00 p.m. newscast from CBS affiliate WRGB (channel 6) on its local origination channel on channel 9. After Nielsen ratings reports showed that the broadcast was competitive with the fledgling 6:30 p.m. newscast on Fox affiliate WXXA-TV (channel 23), Time Warner Cable moved forward with plans to launch an in-house 24-hour news channel.

The channel was launched on October 11, 2002 as Capital News 9. Its debuted nearly a year behind schedule due to various infrastructure and staffing delays. With the launch of Capital News 9, Time Warner Cable's public access channel was moved from channel 9 to channel 3 on most of its Capital District systems (and became known as TW3). Capital News 9 came out of a period when Time Warner Cable rolled out several cable news channels. Within a two-year period, the provider had launched regional news channels in Syracuse (News 10 Now), Houston, (News 24 Houston) and San Antonio (News 9 San Antonio). Two channels were also launched in North Carolina, one based in Raleigh and another in Charlotte (both referred to as News 14 Carolina). Of the channels that launched, only Time Warner Cable News Central New York (the former News 10 Now) and Time Warner Cable News North Carolina (the former News 14 Carolina, which operates four region-specific feeds) remain, the byproduct of financial losses and a dispute with the Belo Corporation, which was a partner in the Texas and Charlotte channels.

On May 25, 2005, Time Warner Cable announced that it would eliminate 30 staff positions from sister networks R News in Rochester and News 10 Now in Syracuse in a cost-saving consolidation of its three regional news channels at the time in upstate New York. News 10 Now and R News's technical production and master control operations were merged with Capital News 9. With the move, Capital News 9 began serving as the production and studio hub for the news programming of both channels (with Capital News 9's anchor staff handling simultaneous on-air duties on both sister channels), while News 10 Now began handling production responsibilities for weather forecast segments for all of its sister news channels statewide from its Syracuse facility (using the channel's weather staff). Each of the channels retained their respective newsgathering crews, producers, facilities and news management; the channels also simulcast the Albany-produced political review program Capital Tonight. In addition, the cable access channels on the systems in each of the channels' markets now share broadcasts of collegiate sporting events in the event that Time Warner Cable is able to secure the rights to air the telecasts in all of its upstate markets.

In August 2006, Capital News 9 expanded its reach to systems within eastern New York that Time Warner Cable had recently acquired from Adelphia Communications. In April 2008, Capital News 9 began simulcasting its audio full-time on local radio station WUAM (900 AM); the simulcasting agreement with the channel ended in 2014, upon mutual agreement by both parties not to renew the contract.

On February 12, 2010, Time Warner Cable announced that Capital News 9 and News 10 Now would be rebranded as "YNN" (for "Your News Now"), adopting the same brand that had already been in use on their sister channels in Buffalo and Rochester (the former of which was the first to adopt the "YNN" brand when it launched in March 2009).[1] The rebranding occurred in March 2010. The following month in April 2010, the channel launched a subfeed for the Hudson Valley region, YNN Hudson Valley.

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

On December 16, 2013, the channel rebranded as Time Warner Cable News Capital Region as part of a branding standardization across the provider's news channels that included the introduction of a new graphics and music package.[2] The channel's Hudson Valley subfeed was accordingly rebranded from YNN Hudson Valley to Time Warner Cable News Hudson Valley.

With the acquisition of TWC by Charter Communications in 2016, the "Time Warner Cable News" branding has been dropped from all networks in favor of "Spectrum News", after Charter's primary consumer brand on September 20, 2016.

On July 27, 2018, the New York Public Service Commission revoked Charter's cable franchises in the state of New York, citing failures to meet conditions imposed on the provider as part of the TWC purchase.[3][4][5] Despite the revocation of Charter's cable franchises in New York, the future fate of Spectrum News Capital Region after Spectrum's exit from New York State is currently unknown.

Notable current on–air staff

  • Liz BenjaminCapital Tonight host
  • Ted Goldberg - Weekend Sports Anchor

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. ^ Aiello, Chloe (2018-07-27). "New York votes to revoke approval of Charter's Time Warner Cable acquisition". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  4. ^ "NY threatens to kick Charter out of the state after broadband failures". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  5. ^ "NY orders Charter out of state, says it must sell Time Warner Cable system". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2018-07-28.

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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.

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Spectrum News Central New York

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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.

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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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