The New York Times is getting its own weekly TV news program. NYC Media–New York’s official TV, radio and web media company–will produce the series, NYTV.
The half-hour show will run Mondays at 8:30 PM on NYC life,NYC Media’s flagship cable network in the city.
“New Yorkers can now add TV to the many ways they enjoy award-winning videos from NYTimes.com,” said Gerald Marzorati, assistant managing editor, The New York Times in a statement. “The series offers curated videos from The Times in an engaging new format on NYC life.”
The series looks to be less hard news and more feature-focused, with regular segments focusing on fashion, food & drinks, film and architecture. Contributors will include Frank Bruni, A.O. Scott and Bill Cunningham.
The Times has partnered with cable news channels before to create Times-branded programs, but this new show features content culled exclusively from the paper’s staff.
More information, after the jump.
THE New York Times Comes to Television with the Premiere of NYTV on NYC Life (Channel 25)
New Weekly Series Features NYTimes.com Videos Covering Arts, Culture and Fashion News
NYC Media, the official network of the City of New York, is proud to announce the premiere of NYTV, a new series from The New York Times that provides a unique look into New York City’s arts and culture scene. The half-hour series will air Mondays at 8:30 p.m. beginning May 23 on NYC life (channel 25), the flagship station of NYC Media.
“NYTV is the result of an exciting collaboration between NYC Media and The New York Times,” said Diane Petzke, general manager, NYC Media. “This new series will allow our viewers to experience The Times in a whole new way – straight from their TVs – as they take an in-depth look at the fascinating City we call home.”
“New Yorkers can now add TV to the many ways they enjoy award-winning videos from NYTimes.com,” said Gerald Marzorati, assistant managing editor, The New York Times. “The series offers curated videos from The Times in an engaging new format on NYC life.”
Each episode of NYTV offers viewers the latest look at New York’s arts, culture and fashion news with videos by New York Times and NYTimes.com reporters and columnists. Among many others, regular segments of the show include:
· A fashion fix with Bill Cunningham’s “On The Street” featuring a photo chronicle of trends in Manhattan
· A taste of something new with Frank Bruni’s “Tipsy Diaries” as he covers the City’s hottest spots and most unique drinks
· An exploration of the urban experience with “City Critic” Ariel Kaminer
· A new perspective on classic films with A. O. Scott’s “Critics’ Picks” and
· The architectural treasures of the City with Christopher Gray’s “Streetscapes”
NYC life is available in the New York tri-state area on broadcast, cable and satellite channels. Visit nyc.gov/media for local cable and satellite listings. NYTV will also be available to watch online on the NYC Media Video on Demand player – nyc.gov/vod. New episodes will be added each week.
About NYC Media
Part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York, informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. NYC Media oversees several television channels, a radio station and other online assets. NYC life – Channel 25 on most systems and Channel 22 on Cablevision – explores arts and culture, entertainment and lifestyle, and history and education, and features the people and places that make our City unique. Visit nyc.gov/media for local cable and satellite listings. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/nyc_media or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/nycmedia.
About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.