All News Channel
- For The Philippine Cable News Channel, see ABS-CBN News Channel.
was a 24-hour news channel carried mainly on DirecTV
(and before that USSB
which was folded into DirecTV in 1999). All News Channel (ANC) had also been syndicated to network television afflliates in the United States
ANC was based in St. Paul, Minnesota
and was co-owned by Viacom
and Hubbard Broadcasting
. This parnership was called CONUS Communications and included a news video-sharing service for local TV stations. Nearly all of ANC's video came from these stations. CONUS (which stood for Continental U.S.) also maintained a small bureau in Washington, DC
ANC aired up to six live 30-minute newscasts per day (4:00 a.m., 4:30 a.m. (sometimes), 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. Central Time), which were repeated until the next newscast. Exceptions were made for breaking news. ANC also co-produced the syndicated morning business news program First Business
. If mistakes were made during the live broadcasts, a corrected segment was produced (sometimes live) for the repeats. ANC operated on a fixed clock, where each news block ran the same length every day, and the commercials aired at the same time every day. The air talent was mostly exclusive to All News Channel. KSTP-TV
meteorologists recorded weather segments for ANC until 2002. Later, ANC show producers voiced their own weather segments, along with other stories.
Many local television stations carried All... Read More