No matter where you get your live TV from, is a good chance that you have a preference when it comes to an all-news channel.  For most, it is CNN, Fox News, Headline News, or MSNBC.

Of course, if you have dug deep into the channels on your provider, you have probably spotted a few more.  TYT, BBC News, and News Nation, for example.

Unfortunately, for those who really care about what’s going on locally, these channels focus primarily on national and world news.  Sure, New England Cable News covers stuff going on in Maine, but it still is mostly focused on Massachusetts.  And unless the story is huge, the other news networks never mention cover things going on in Maine.

Well, that is changing.

Thanks to Charter Communications’ Spectrum Cable, Maine now has its own 24-hour news network.

According to the Charter Communications website, Spectrum News in Maine launched in 2021.  At that point, it was just a news website.

In the fall of 2023, the company started streaming newscasts.  As of February 2024, the channel is now available on Spectrum Cable.  It is also available on AppleTV+, Roku Streaming, and the Spectrum News app.

A Bangor Daily News article explains that the new, Maine-centric Spectrum Cable news channel provides viewers with a constant stream of Maine news headlines.  Between the chunks of Maine news programming, there are segments reporting on important national & world news.

Alison Hellman, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Spectrum News, said:

The launch is part of an ongoing effort to reach more communities across the country with Spectrum News’ objective news and content and to advance our mission of helping viewers become more informed and engaged citizens.


This is not the first local news channel that Spectrum Cable has launched.  The company has local news channels in many of the markets it serves.

Have you had a chance to check it out?  What do you think?  Let us know by sending us a message inside our app.

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