Texas Cable News (TXCN) is a 24-hour statewide cable news network based in Dallas, Texas. The service is owned by Belo Corporation & operates out of the Belo campus in downtown Dallas.
TXCN combines the news staffs of 4 of Belo's Texas TV stations — WFAA-TV in Dallas, KHOU-TV in Houston, KENS-TV in San Antonio & KVUE in Austin — in addition to the Belo-owned Dallas Morning News & the company's Washington, D.C. news bureau.
On January 1 2005, TXCN programming was scaled down after 45 of the 75 staffers were let go. The announcement came on December 4, 2004. Parent company BELO, based in Dallas, attributed the failure of TXCN to a lack of distribution on cable systems in Texas' largest TV markets.
TXCN now airs repackaged content from BELO sister stations in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio & Austin. All original programming, minus weather & occasional original programming, was dropped along with on-air talent, except for weather department staff.
TXCN is available in the following markets (all cable systems Time Warner unless otherwise noted):
- Austin - Ch. 324
- Beaumont - Ch. 58
- Houston (Comcast) - Ch. 230
- San Antonio - Ch. 232
- Corpus Christi - Ch. 74
- Laredo - Ch. 28
- Texarkana (Channel One) - Ch. 53
- Dallas/Fort Worth (Charter in some areas) - Ch. 38
- Port Arthur / Beaumont - Ch. 58
- Waco - Ch. 74
- El Paso - Ch. 18
- Rio Grande Valley - Ch. 39
- Wichita Falls - Ch. 38