Posts Tagged ‘Bright House’

InfoMás gets a new set…

Last week brought a new set for Tampa market 24-hr news channel, Bay News 9. However, right across the hall, Spanish language sister station, InfoMás also received a new set as well.

The new casa for InfoMás is smaller than it’s big sister, BN9 but contains the same technology and dynamic background. The new set, built by Park Place Studios, in “Studio B” was built especially for InfoMás but will also serve as a back-up studio for BN9 and Orlando sister stations News 13 and BHSN if needed. InfoMás serves the Tampa and Orlando media markets, with one combined news, weather and sportscast.

Graphics, logo, music and branding stays the same.

Check out the screen caps below

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11 2015

Charter/Time Warner/Bright House deal looms…

(edited from – In the latest twist and turn of cable TV deal-making, Charter Communications is reported to be near a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable that may also include the simultaneous purchase and merger of Bright House Networks.

Charter had earlier courted Time Warner but was pushed aside by a richer deal offered by larger Comcast. Regulators shunned the Comcast deal, even as Charter had turned to try and acquire for $10.4 billion Bright House Networks, one of the prominent cable TV providers in the Tampa Bay and Orlando/Central Florida markets. Read the rest of this entry →


05 2015

Ybeth Bruzual calls out Gov. Rick Scott…

(from – Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has spent $13.5 million on reelection ads for television, most of it in Central Florida.

But that doesn’t mean he wants to talk on television — and one Orlando news anchor is seriously over it. News 13’s Ybeth Bruzual spent nearly two minutes of air time calling out Scott for dodging her and her show, “Political Connections.”

Bruzual said Florida’s other major gubernatorial candidates including Charlie Crist (D) have appeared on “Political Connections,” but Scott’s campaign had repeatedly declined to commit to an appearance. Then, she said, his staff reached out and requested to appear on News 13’s Spanish language sister station InfoMás to discuss his Hispanic outreach program.

InfoMás initially agreed to the interview, but everything fell apart when producers informed Scott’s staff that Bruzual would conduct the interview and it would appear across all of the platforms owned by parent company Brighthouse Cable, including News 13 and a station in Tampa Bay….Cont….


06 2014

Burn, baby, burn…2013!

For the twelfth year, Tampa’s Bright House Cable news channel Bay News 9 and Orlando’s News 13 will be airing the burning “Yule Log” on the cable channels from 7:00pm to midnight on Christmas Eve.

Bright House customers can watch the burning Yule Log anytime by going to OnDemand channel 999 in the Tampa and Orlando cable markets. For 2013, Bright House offers three versions of the Yule Log with differing fire places; “Holiday Tradition,” “Christmas Angel,” and “Chimenea Navidena” in Spanish.

The burning fireplace (Yule log) tradition was first started in 1966, by New York’s WPIX. Watch a history of the WPIX Yule Log and vintage WPIX Yule Log broadcasts, via the YouTube video below. Enjoy!

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12 2013

A new era for Central Florida News 13…

Orlando’s Central Florida News 13 began a new era today as the 24hr cable only station debuted a new logo, a new name, website (, news music, graphics package, and minor set changes on their Tuesday noon newscast. The station has been slowly phasing out the “Central Florida” part of its name over the past several years and has now fully adopted “News 13″ as its official moniker. The station is now using the slogan “News. Weather. Now.”

As Florida News Center learned nearly two weeks ago, the Bright House Networks cable-only station began to set into effect the even further merging of it’s Tampa and Orlando properties. The new “News 13″ is now a twin of its Tampa sister station, Bay News 9. Both stations now share the same music, slogan, similar logos, and set styling. Sources tell Florida News Center that the new graphics package introduced today on News 13 will eventually be adopted on Bay News 9 as well. Stay tuned for any further information.

Check out News 13’s new look below and a hybrid image where not all of the graphics are quite updated yet…

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08 2013