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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

Update: BHN expands Tampa/Orlando line-up…

12/15/10 – UPDATE: Central Florida News 13 is now on the BHN Tampa line-up as well. You can watch CFN13 in the Tampa area on digital ch 1213 and BN9 in the Orlando area on digital ch 1209.

12/13/10 – Our friend Roger Simmons at Orlando TV reports that Bright House Networks Central Florida is adding Tampa’s Bay News 9 to the cable line-up. While Central Florida News 13 join the BHN Tampa line-up? Stay tuned! Read the story from Orlando TV below.

(from – The rumors are true: Bright House Networks will be adding its Tampa Bay cable news station, Bay News 9, to its Central Florida lineup this week.

The sister channel for our News 13 is expected to go live as early as Tuesday along with a host of other new channels on the cable network….Cont….


12 2010

BHSN going local…

(Press Release from - As the official cable partner of the Florida High School Athletic Association, Bright House Sports Network is proud to announce the launch of the Toyota Sports Connection: Prep Edition hosted by Drew Fellios with analysis by three-time Olympic gold medalist Brooke Bennett.

Premiering on December 4th at 11 p.m. on channel 47 (and in high definition on 1147), this half hour show will compliment BHSN’s high school programming by featuring expanded high school sports coverage, highlights, feature stories, and in-depth analysis bringing the viewer the excitement, and passion of local high school sports.

“Bright House Sports Network is committed to its coverage of high school sports and pleased to be able to offer its customers in Tampa Bay and Central Florida enhanced high school sports coverage,” said Paul Kosuth, General Manager of BHSN.

By keeping it local, Bright House Sports Network is providing unrivaled coverage of high school sports utilizing our close relationships with the high school athletic directors, athletes and staff, and celebrating student athletes in a positive and inspirational manner.


12 2010

CFN 13 grabs AM viewers…

(from – When the November ratings came out last week, we didn’t discuss Central Florida News 13.

But the cable news channel, which is available only to Bright House Networks customers, certainly has its fans, especially in the morning.

At 6 a.m. during the November ratings period, WFTV-Channel 9 and WESH-Channel 2 tied in the 25-to-54 audience, which is most important to news advertisers. Each station drew 31,000 viewers in that age group. (WESH simulcasts its news on sister station WKCF-Channel 18, where 3,100 additional viewers watched.) WKMG-Channel 6 was third with 18,700.

And then there’s Central Florida News 13, which  averaged 13,300 viewers in the 25-to-54 age group at 6 a.m., outpaced WOFL-Channel 35 with 8,800 viewers….Cont….


11 2010

Moves behind the scenes…

Scott Jones has been promoted to Assistant News Director at Tampa’s WTVT. Jones moves up from Executive Producer, where he worked from 2003-current. He was a 10pm news producer before that.

Deanna Landon-Reyes joins Orlando cable news outlet, Central Florida News 13 as Executive Producer. She is returning to television news after a five year hiatus. Before her break she was News Director at Houston Univision station KXLN. She started at CFN13 on November 15th.


11 2010

Brockington is back…

(from – Jackie Brockington’s fans have been asking about the veteran Orlando anchor.

Good news: She is back on Central Florida News 13 today.

“It feels really good. It’s been a while,” Brockington told me this afternoon.

Three months, to be exact. She was on medical leave. “Nothing serious — reconstructive foot surgery,” Brockington said. “I’m walking really well. I have a walking boot on. I’ve had on every color cast you can think of.”

Brockington came to the Central Florida market in September 1986. “I’m one of the mature ones. I’m holding my own,” Brockington said with a laugh….Cont….


08 2010

BN9/CFN13 trading noticias for baseball games…

(from - Bright House Networks today announced that it will carry Tampa Bay Rays and Florida Marlins games in Spanish in the Tampa and Orlando markets, starting with Tuesday’s Rays home opener against Baltimore.

Fox Sports Networks will produce the games in Spanish and transmit the programming to local Bright House Networks systems.

The games will be carried on Bay News 9 en espanol in Tampa and News 13 en espanol in Central Florida.

“Bright House Networks is excited to add Major League Baseball to our award-winning Spanish language news channels. There’s nothing like getting your news, weather, and baseball all in one place,” said Elliott Wiser, Corporate VP, Local Programming…Cont…


04 2010

New look at Central Florida News 13…

Orlando’s cable only 24hr news channel, Central Florida News 13 debuted a new graphics package and minor music changes over the past week. Check out the new graphics below!

//Thanks to Roger Simmons for the heads up!


12 2009

Wilder out at BHSN…

Sources tell Florida News Center that reporter/anchor Roxanne Wilder is out at Bright House Sports Network. Her bio is gone from the BHSN (Bay News 9) website. However, we found it here. So far there’s no word on why Widler has departed the station or who if anyone will assume her position. Bright House Sports Network is a cable only channel for Bright House cable customers in Tampa and Orlando markets and provides sports coverage/shows/specials for Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13. Stay tuned for further updates.


12 2009

Burn, baby, burn 2009…

For the eighth year, Tampa’s Bright House Cable news channel Bay News 9 and Orlando’s Central Florida News 13 will be offering four, commercial-free hours of a burning fire place and Christmas music on Christmas Eve (8pm-midnight). However, you don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve to enjoy this Holiday tradition, Bright House customers can watch the fireplace anytime by going to Tampa Bay OnDemand ch 340 or Central Florida OnDemand ch 300 (watch a sample here). 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 the actual vintage Yule Log via the YouTube videos below. Enjoy!


12 2009