Cable news refers to television channels devoted to television news broadcasts, with the name deriving from the proliferation of such networks during the 1980s with the advent of cable television.
Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency signals transmitted through coaxial cables or, in the 2010s, light pulses through fiber-optic cables.
News broadcasting is the medium of broadcasting of various news events and other information via television, radio or internet in the field of broadcast journalism.
A television channel is a physical or virtual channel over which a television station or television network is distributed.
In the United States, early networks included CNN in 1980, Financial News Network in 1981 and CNN2 in 1982.
The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
The Cable News Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.
CNBC was created in 1989, taking control of FNN in 1991.
CNBC is an American basic cable, internet and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast.
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Through the 1990s and beyond, the cable news industry continued to grow, with the establishment of several other networks, including MSNBC, Fox News Channel, and specialty channels such as Bloomberg Television, Fox Business Network, and ESPN News.
A specialty channel can be a commercial broadcasting or non-commercial television channel which consists of television programming focused on a single genre, subject or targeted television market at a specific demographic.
Bloomberg Television is an American-based international cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by Bloomberg L.P. It is distributed globally, reaching over 310 million homes worldwide.
Fox News Channel, also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
More recent additions to the cable news business are CBSN, Newsmax TV, TheBlaze, Fusion, One America News Network, and—for a time—Al Jazeera America.
TheBlaze is an American conservative multiplatform news and entertainment network available on television, radio, and the Internet founded by conservative talk radio personality and entrepreneur Glenn Beck, based in Irving, Texas.
CBSN is a streaming video news channel operated by the CBS News and CBS Interactive divisions of CBS Corporation which launched on November 6, 2014.
Newsmax Media is an American news media organization founded by Christopher Ruddy and based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
As the highest rated and most widely available cable news channels, CNN, FNC, and MSNBC are sometimes referred to as the "big three".
While the networks are usually referred to as 24-hour news networks, reruns of news programs and analysis or opinion programming are played throughout the night, with the exception of breaking news.
Breaking news, interchangeably termed latebreaking news and also known as a special report or special coverage or news bulletin, is a current issue that broadcasters feel warrants the interruption of scheduled programming and/or current news in order to report its details.
Regional 24-hour cable news television channels that are primarily concerned with local programming and cover some statewide interest have included Spectrum News North Carolina, NY1, News 12 Networks, FiOS1, and the former Northwest Cable News.
The terms local programme, local programming, local content or local television refers to a television program made by a television station or independent television producer for broadcast only within the station's transmission area or television market.
The News 12 Networks are a group of American regional cable news television channels that are owned by Newsday Media Holdings and presided over by Patrick Dolan, son of Newsday majority owner Charles Dolan and brother of James L. Dolan.
Spectrum News North Carolina is an American cable news television channel that is owned by Charter Communications, as an affiliate of its Spectrum News slate of regional news channels.
New England Cable News covers the six-state region of New England, while the primary core of Spectrum News covers the numerous regions of Upstate New York.
Upstate New York is the portion of the American state of New York lying north of New York City.