Cheddar Expands to New York City on CUNY TV
Top news stories available daily to 9 million local cable and broadcast households
NEW YORK, NY — October 17, 2018 –Cheddar, the leading post cable company, and independent New York television station CUNY TV today announced a daily half hour of Cheddar news headlines and top stories programming that will air on CUNY TV weekdays at 7PM. CUNY TV is available in the tri-state area on digital broadcast (channel 25.3), and in the city’s five boroughs via on Spectrum/Optimum (channel 75), RCN (channel 77), and Verizon (channel 30).
“Expanding CUNY-TV’s content, in partnership with Cheddar, gives our very loyal audience something fresh and exciting and provides millennials an opportunity to see what CUNY, CUNY TV and Cheddar is all about. Very, very exciting!” said Gail Yancosek, Interim Executive Director of CUNY TV.
CUNY TV, the City University of New York television station, is the largest professionally-staffed university television station in the country. The channels are available to Approximately 1.7 digital broadcast homes and 7.3 million cable homes. In addition, viewers can watch CUNY TV shows on demand any time at www.tv.cuny.edu.
“This is our first step into local news; a category we intend to reinvent for millennials just like we did in business and headline news. CUNY TV is available on every cable system in New York City and over the air for cord cutters. Its programing educates and informs, directly in line with Cheddar’s mission, and we are excited to add millennial news to that mix,” said Jon Steinberg, Founder and CEO of Cheddar.
CUNY TV has won 18 New York Emmy Awards, and other prestigious industry honors including the Telly Award and Communicator Awards, and received more than 89 NY Emmy nominations. The station contains several business programs in addition to content focused on education, arts, science, and public affairs.
Cheddar is the leading post-cable company. Its programming is available on Sling TV, Hulu, YouTube TV, Snapchat, fuboTV, Philo, Amazon, Twitch, Twitter, 60% of smart TVs in the U.S., and Facebook. Cheddar currently broadcasts two live video news networks: Cheddar, a business news network covering the most innovative executives, founders, products, and technologies transforming our lives and economy, and Cheddar Big News, a fast-paced, young, non-partisan general news and headline news network. The company broadcasts from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, its street level studio in the glass corner of the Sprint Store in the Flatiron Building, WeWork in Los Angeles, and the White House. Cheddar was founded by Jon Steinberg, President and Chief Operating Officer of BuzzFeed from 2010 to 2014. Its investors include Lightspeed Venture Partners, Raine Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Global, Comcast Ventures, AT&T, Amazon, Antenna Group, Ribbit Capital, The New York Stock Exchange, Altice USA, 7 Global Capital, and Dentsu Ventures.