Northwest Cable News

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Northwest Cable News
Launched December 18, 1995 (1995-12-18)
Owned by Tegna Media
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan NW News and Weather 24 Hours a Day
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Sister channel(s) KING-TV, KONG-TV, KGW, KREM, KSKN, KTVB
Dish Network Check local listings for channel availability
Available on most cable systems in the Pacific Northwest Consult your local cable provider for channel availability

Northwest Cable News (NWCN) is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Tegna Media. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused primarily on the Pacific Northwest region of the United States (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and northwest Montana). The channel is headquartered out of the studio facilities of Tegna-owned NBC affiliate KING-TV (channel 5) in downtown Seattle. The channel is available to 2.9 million residents (through both cable television and over-the-air) within the region, and, to a lesser extent, California, Alaska and other areas of Montana.

Some of the network's programming is carried on sister broadcast station KTVB in Boise, during the overnight hours. From August 28, 2009 to January 20, 2015, it was also aired over the air on their DT3 subchannel, as well as Cable One. It was previously on Cable One until 2003; it was re-added on February 12, 2010. On January 20, 2015, NWCN was replaced with the Justice Network.


The network incorporates news content purposed from four Tegna-owned stations in the northwestern United States – NBC-affiliated stations KING-TV in Seattle, KGW in Portland, KTVB in Boise and CBS affiliate KREM in Spokane. In addition, the channel maintains content sharing agreements with several other stations.

In addition to rolling news and weather coverage throughout the day, NWCN produces the nightly sports highlight and discussion program NorthWest Sports Tonight, and the call-in shows Gardening with Ciscoe LIVE (which airs Friday evenings) and Fone Zone (which airs shortly after Seattle Seahawks games on Sundays during the NFL season). The channel also airs rebroadcasts of sister station KING-TV's lifestyle program Evening Magazine each evening. Three other KING-TV programs, Gardening with Ciscoe (a pre-recorded program which the live NWCN program is spun off from), Northwest Backroads and The 5th Quarter Show (which airs during the NFL season), are also rebroadcast on the channel on weekends. In addition, KGW produces the Sunday evening discussion program Straight Talk. In February 2011, NWCN switched their format from 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio. As of October 25, 2014, NWCN remains the only news station in the Tegna portfolio to not air their newscasts in HD.[1][2][3][4][5]

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  1. Jump up ^ "We just made the switch! NorthWest Cable News is now broadcasting in 16:9 aspect ratio!". 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  2. Jump up ^ "New design coming to KREM 2 newscasts.". 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  3. Jump up ^ "KING 5's new look". 2014-06-08. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  4. Jump up ^ "KTVB unveils new look in full 1080 HD.". 2014-09-28. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 
  5. Jump up ^ "KGW has a new graphics look! Want to learn more about it? Click below and Joe Donlon (KGW-TV) will walk you through it.". 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2015-03-07. 

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