In New York, Time Warner Preps 24-Hour Traffic Channel

By Andrew Gauthier 

Multichannel

Time Warner Cable’s Big Apple subscribers will soon be able to get “rail and road” updates on TV around the clock.

The cable operator’s NY1 local news network plans to launch a dedicated channel providing traffic and commuter information for the New York metropolitan area as soon as Aug. 18.

With the launch of NY1 Traffic, TWC is looking to add another service unavailable from competitors — particularly Verizon, which continues to expand FiOS throughout the New York area. More…

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