Greensboro, NC (December 30, 2011) – News 14 Carolina is set to launch new newscasts that will air on WXLV-TV/ABC 45. Among other advantages, all newscasts will feature Weather on the Ones and utilize the statewide strength of a 24/7 news network.
Time Warner Cable’s news operation, News 14 Carolina, will produce newscasts Monday – Friday at 6:30 a.m., 6 p.m. and 11p.m. that will air on the ABC affiliate WXLV beginning on January 2, 2012.
“At a time when many broadcast outlets are cutting back, we are fortunate to be expanding in both staff and office space,” said Alan Mason, vice president and general manager for News 14 Carolina. “Providing additional local newscasts further shows Time Warner Cable’s commitment to serving our communities.”
Seven new employees were hired to help produce the additional newscasts. The broadcasts will be referred to as “News 14 Carolina on ABC 45” and will bear the News 14 Carolina brand. Highlights of the newscasts include:
- Exclusive live lottery drawing for the Triad
- Weather on the Ones – one of the most popular features of News 14 Carolina
- The benefit of a 24/7 statewide news network featuring newsrooms in Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington and Newport
- Shorter commercial breaks allowing for more news content
“This will be the first time a Time Warner Cable local news channel produces newscasts for a network affiliate,” continued Mason. “It’s a great opportunity to expose our News 14 Carolina brand to thousands of viewers who are not Time Warner Cable customers in the Triad television market.”
News 14 Carolina is available to Time Warner Cable customers in North Carolina who subscribe to video services. Nearly one million consumers watch News 14 Carolina weekly.
About News 14 Carolina and Time Warner Cable
News 14 Carolina is a 24-hour state and local news and weather network only available to Time Warner Cable customers on channel 14, 114 and 1114. Time Warner Cable’s East Region provides technologically advanced video, Internet and telephone services to more than 5.9 million residential and business customers. Its 17,000 local employees serve customers in more than 1,300 communities across nine states: Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 14 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.