Charter Communications has a plan in the works to expand its 24-hour news channel operation to five new markets this year, TVAnswerMan.com reports, citing a company memo obtained exclusively by the website.
“The cable operator now owns 24-hour news channels (called Spectrum News) in five states,” the report notes. “They are located in New York, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Kentucky.”
The memo to company employees, sent by Charter CEO Tom Rutledge on Jan. 12, indicates the company will set up 24-hour local news channels this year in five of its markets, including Los Angeles and Kansas City along with markets in Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin. In Kentucky, Charter already has a news channel serving Louisville and Lexington.
The company’s current channels were originally launched by Time Warner Cable, but became part of Charter when the two companies merged in 2016.