TNX comes of age with coverage of major news events.ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 1996--Less than six weeks after completing its launch on Time Warner Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), formerly known as AOL Time Warner, is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City, with major operations in film, television, publishing, Internet service and telecommunications. Cable's Full Service Network(tm), The News Exchange (TNX (chat) TNX - Thanks. Also "TNX 1.0E6" or "TNXE6" - thanks a million. (tm)), the world's first interactive video news service, has quickly demonstrated its unique ability to provide in-depth, comprehensive coverage of major breaking news.
A succession of three major news events during July -- Hurricane Bertha threatening the coast of Florida, the tragic explosion of TWA TWA Time-weighted average, see there Flight 800 in New York New York, state, United States
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The results were a series of "special topic" packages produced in cooperation with TNX's partners: New York 1, the 24-hour cable news channel in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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"These events brought into sharp focus the ability of TNX to provide comprehensive on-demand coverage of major news stories whether it's of national, state, or local interest," said George Kindel, TNX news director. "We were able to give viewers a host of information options from a unique, single source."
When TWA Flight 800 crashed on the evening of July 17, TNX viewers saw an alert, notifying them that a major breaking news story was unfolding. TNX followed with a series of "special topic" reports produced by its new partners.
Less than three hours after the explosion, TNX viewers could choose from video provided by New York 1, CNN, ABC News and NBC News. It included extensive coverage of press conferences by TWA, President Clinton, and New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and interviews with officials from the National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies.
TNX's inaugural "special topic" package began with the threatened arrival of Hurricane Bertha. The storm lumbered towards the east coast of Florida, forcing the mandatory evacuation of beach communities. TNX drew upon the resources of The Orlando Sentinel, The Weather Channel, WESH and WFTV to provide viewers with comprehensive, continuously updated coverage of the storm and evacuation.
It provided viewers with an Orlando Sentinel hurricane tracking map with storm coordinates updated hourly; frequent reports from The Weather Channel; and a package of hurricane tips and precautions.
Less than 24 hours after the TWA crash, a story of major local significance broke when Orlando Magic star Shaquille O'Neal announced he was moving to Los Angeles. TNX drew upon the resources of the Sentinel to provide a comprehensive, on-demand package of reports, including the news conference and reaction from Magic officials. TNX and the Sentinel also provided viewer response to the news.
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