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News 12 Networks
News 12.jpg
Launched 1986
Owned by Rainbow Media, a division of Cablevision
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan As Local as Local News Gets; Around New Jersey, Around the Clock (NJ Only)
Country  United States
Language American English
Broadcast area NY metro area
Website www.news12.com
Availability
Cable
Cablevision 12
Time Warner Cable of Mt. Vernon 20
Time Warner Cable Rockland, Kings, and Orange Counties 156
Comcast New Jersey 62

News 12 Networks comprises seven regional cable news channels in the New York metropolitan area. The channels offer local news 24-hours a day and reach approximately 3.8 million television households in the tri-state area (although much of the content broadcasted throughout the day and middle of the night are prerecorded news segments looping every 30-60 minutes). They are owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media. The networks are not only carried by all Cablevision systems in the region, but also by a few other major cable companies serving the tri-state area (mostly in areas where they are not in direct competition with Cablevision). However, they are not available to DBS or Verizon FiOS subscribers.

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News 12 Long Island

News 12 Long Island, based in Woodbury, New York, reaches only those who have Cablevision in Nassau and Suffolk counties. News 12 Long Island was the first station in the network, launching on December 15, 1986.

News 12 New Jersey

News 12 New Jersey is the largest of the News 12 channels, reaching nearly 1.8 million households. The channel was launched in 1996. News 12 New Jersey has its central studio-office complex in Edison and regional newsrooms in Newark, Trenton, Madison, Oakland and Wall Township. News 12 New Jersey is Channel 12 if you have Cablevision & Channel 62 on Comcast. This station is known for its famous Friday Night Football program and during the state playoffs Friday & Saturday Night Football.

News 12 Connecticut

News 12 Connecticut is based in Norwalk, Connecticut and reaches more than 220,000 Cablevision subscribers in Fairfield County, Connecticut, as well as the towns of Milford, Woodbridge, and Orange in New Haven County, Connecticut.

News 12 Westchester

News 12 Westchester, based in Yonkers, reaches more than 280,000 homes through the Cablevision and Time Warner Cable of Mt. Vernon (channel 20) cable systems.

News 12 Hudson Valley

News 12 Hudson Valley, based in West Nyack, New York launched in 2005 and reaches more than 140,000 homes through the Cablevision and Time Warner Cable (channel 156) systems serving Rockland and Orange counties.

News 12 The Bronx

News 12 The Bronx, launched in June 1998 and reaches more than 300,000 homes in the Bronx borough of New York City. News 12 The Bronx was the first television news organization in the country to use environmentally friendly hybrid gas/electric-powered vehicles in an effort to reduce air pollution.

News 12 Brooklyn

News 12 Brooklyn launched in 2005 and reaches more than 490,000 homes on the Cablevision and Time Warner (channel 156) cable systems. It shares its studio and on air talent with News 12 The Bronx. Also, like News 12 The Bronx, News 12 Brooklyn utilizes environmentally friendly hybrid gas/electric powered vehicles in an effort to reduce air pollution.

News 12 Traffic and Weather

News 12 Traffic & Weather, based in Woodbury, New York comprises 5 regional channels featuring non-stop coverage of traffic and weather in the New York metropolitan market. The channels are formatted into a cycle that delivers traffic and weather reports every 2 minutes, however some reports are recorded.

News 12 Interactive

News 12 Interactive, based in Woodbury, New York, manages the website news12.com and the iO Digital Cable Channel 612 offering news, weather, traffic and extra interactive features provided on Cablevision's digital platform. News 12 Interactive also operates the InfoBar, a rolling display with time, temperature, weather conditions and news items in the lower portion of the screen during virtually all of the programming of the seven News 12 channels (except News 12 Traffic and Weather). In December 2005, there was criticism that news12.com has changed into a subscription news site if you are outside of the service area. The "Sound off Board" on News 12 Interactive has become a problem for management after leaked information, and other issues.

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