Spectrum News Buffalo
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaWestern New York
NetworkSpectrum News
HeadquartersBuffalo, New York
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Ownership
OwnerCharter Communications
Sister channelsSpectrum News Rochester
Spectrum News Capital Region
Spectrum News Central New York
NY1
Spectrum News Austin
Spectrum News North Carolina
History
LaunchedMarch 25, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-03-25)
Former namesYNN Buffalo (2009–2013)
Time Warner Cable News Buffalo (2013-2016)
Links
Websitewww.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo.html
(Buffalo)
www.twcnews.com/nys/jamestown.html
(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 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 modified feed of the channel, Cable 8 News (C8N), is available on Spectrum's Jamestown system, featuring a mix of local news content and content from Spectrum News Buffalo.

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 and C8N are 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

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.
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.

Notable current on–air staff

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YNN Buffalo live truck
YNN Buffalo live truck

References

  1. ^ McChesney, Charles (February 12, 2010). "News 10 Now to become YNN". The Post Standard. Retrieved February 15, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Kaplan, Don (November 20, 2013). "NY1 changing name to Time Warner Cable News NY1". Daily News. Retrieved December 22, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/about-us/our-team