New York 1 News, the local-news network serving the Big Apple, will not only
have a new look, but a new location this coming week.
The service, one of AOL Time Warner Inc.'s fiveregional-news
networks, will begin originating from its new, 55,000-square-foot facility in
the Chelsea section of Manhattan Monday, Jan. 28.
NY1 and its parent have invested $30 million in the new headquarters,
dramatically renovating the four-studio space and equipping it with state-of-the
art digital technology, according to NY1 senior vice president and general
manager Steve Paulus.
In conjunction with the move to the new quarters, NY1 will receive an on-air
facelift that includes a new on-screen 'bug' for its logo, new graphics and
animation, plus fresh music and sets for its programs.
'It was time to refresh the look,' Paulus said.
NY1, the first of Time Warner's 24-hour local-news channels, turns 10 years
old this year.
It had been ensconced in 25,000 square feet at 10th Avenue and 42nd Street in
Manhattan before relocating to its new digs at the Chelsea Market -- a former
Nabisco Inc. cookie factory that's been converted to a retail, wholesale and
NY1 -- which joins women's-targeted cable network Oxygen and Major League
Baseball Productions at Chelsea Market -- has a 15-year lease for the space
where gritty Home Box Office series Oz used to film.
Another cable programmer, Food Network, had also been slated to rent space
for a test kitchen and studio at Chelsea Market, a plan unveiled in late 1999.
But at this juncture, Food has shelved that plan.
The news service's move, once scheduled for Oct. 22, was delayed by the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.