“Your News Now” is the slogan of News 8 Austin, the 24-hour cable news station from Austin, owned by Time Warner Cable. The station went on the air in September 1999. The slogan has not been trademarked by the station.
Wikipedia: News 8 Austin
is a 24-hour local cable news-station based in Austin, Texas, owned by Time Warner Cable. Launched on September 13, 1999, it is only available to subscribers of Time Warner Cable’s Austin and Fredericksburg service areas on channel 8.
The channel operates on a wheel format, offering pre-recorded blocks of news, features, and weather. Producers update the wheel throughout the day, inserting new material as stories are filed and updated information becomes available. Weather segments air every 10 minutes “On The Eights”, often providing “wall-to-wall” coverage during severe weather.
News 8’s studios are located at 1708 Colorado Street in Austin, just north of the Capitol and immediately south of the main campus of the University of Texas.
Without the traditional limitations faced by network affiliates, News 8 is well known in Austin for its deep coverage of community news and hype-free, tempered coverage of TV news staples such as crime and scandal. The channel is also distinct from traditional TV news operations in that its shows are traditionally hosted by a single anchor and in that its reporters occasionally set up, shoot and edit their own stories without the assistance of a video photographer.
The channel also has a video-intensive website, http://www.news8austin.com, which features an extensive weather section and a video application which allows site users to build customized online newscasts that mimic the channels on-air programs.
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Austin is a dynamic, progressive and growing high tech community, a non-stop city with non-stop news from News 8 Austin, Time Warner Cable’s new 24-hour local news channel.
News 8 Austin delivers continuously evolving coverage of local news, weather, traffic and sports as well as extended coverage of local breaking news events as they happen. News 8 Austin is “Your news now.”
News 8 Austin studios are located just north of the Capitol and just south of the UT main campus—at the corner of 17th and Colorado one block east of Lavaca. Map to News 8 Austin
If you have a breaking news tip please phone us at (512) 531-8888.
Austin (TX) Chronicle: Best of Austin 2003
Best Local News Web Site: News8austin.com
When they say, “Your news now,” they aren’t kidding. The easy-to-navigate online offshoot of the positively addictive cable channel from Time Warner, News8austin.com delivers comprehensive local coverage – hitting everything from traffic and weather to the Lege and Austin’s music scene – constantly updating info 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In fact, they’re probably updating right now.
News 8 Austin, 1708 Colorado St., 531-8000 http://www.news8austin.com