Fox Business Launch Sets Off Cable Channel Shuffle in New York

Sep 5, 2007  •  Post A Comment

When Fox Business Network launches Oct. 15 nationally, it will be part of a round-robin channel shift in New York, home of Fox News and the financial capital of the country. The repositioning will involve channels owned by NBC Universal.
On the Time Warner Cable system in the New York City area, Fox Business Network will be positioned on Channel 43, which has been home to MSNBC since it launched in July 1996. MSNBC will move to Channel 14, currently the home of Disney’s Family Channel and right next to NBCU-owned CBNC, a competitor to Fox Business Network.
Also on Oct. 15, Fox News Channel, currently on Channel 46 on TWC in New York, will move to Channel 44, currently the home of NBCU’s Sci Fi Channel, the 15-year-old network that was among the properties acquired in the 2004 merger of NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment. Sci Fi will move to Channel 17, where TWC subscribers now find the History Channel.
Representatives for both NBCU and Fox News pronounced themselves “thrilled” with the positioning.
A Time Warner Cable representative was not immediately available to discuss the subsequent channel moves.
(Editor: Horowitz)

17 Comments

  1. right next to NBCU-owned CBNC, a competitor to Fox Business Network.
    do some spell check..its CNBC!

  2. So what is happening to History Channel, is it bumped off the analog line-up or what?

  3. history channel is moving to channel 40

  4. I just read a story regarding Fox Business Channel (FBC)…now that they have Alexis Glick on board, as well as Liz Clayman and Eric Bolling, it seems that there are rumours that they are going after Mark Haines of CNBC. NOTE to FBC: DO NOT sink this venture before it gets off the ground. Haines is the most overrated, clueless blowhard on CNBC. He is a condescending and arrogant. For those of us (especially traders) who have been in this business for many years, it it painful to have to listen to his know-nothing drivel every day! People in the industry have been looking forward to non-biased, educated commentary on business for years – not the garbage that Haines attempts to spin every morning as if he knows what he is talking about. Millions are waiting for the day when we can tune him out once and for all. If he goes to FBC, we may be forced to continue to endure CNBC.

  5. Quite a slap in the face to cnbc..of course poaching the talent helps soften the blow

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