The news that matters most to you - Antelope County News - will soon be broadcast on your television on cable.
The Antelope County News is expanding its partnership with US92 to include News Channel Nebraska (NCN), a Norfolk-based television station that will focus on Northeast Nebraska. NCN will include daily television news from the county brought to you from Antelope County News reporters.
The Antelope County News will continue to be your news, your way, every day, as is its motto. NCN - and the Antelope County News - will be available soon on Great Plains Cable and CableOne.
Carrie Pitzer, who owns the Antelope County News, called the partnership "an obvious next step for the ACN and Northeast Nebraska."
"We have a great relationship with everyone at US92 and Flood Communications and are looking forward to expanding what we offer our readers and viewers with News Channel Nebraska," Pitzer said. "Our philosophies are very similar as we all focus on community and what local news matters most."
Pitzer said the Antelope County News will be a regular contributor to daily video content on NCN, showcasing news and feature stories from all of the local communities. Most importantly, it will be local reporters covering local news.
NCN will be on the air soon, and Pitzer said the Antelope County News will begin contributing video from it's Neligh-based studio next month.
"We've seen tremendous growth in our company and tremendous support from Antelope County," Pitzer said. "Every expansion has been at the request of the public, and this is another step to promoting the area. Antelope County wants to have a television station with daily local content, and we're thrilled to have a studio in Neligh with News Channel Nebraska that will keep local news coverage at the forefront of what we do. This is an exciting time for rural media and Antelope County."
Antelope County residents will get their first taste of local news this weekend as NCN will broadcast the Clearwater-Orchard vs. Elgin Public Pope John football game Thursday night. Get a link to the game on www.MyAntelopeCountyNews.com.
NCN will also feature 24-hour weather coverage with WeatherNation. Antelope County - and all of Northeast Nebraska have generally been simply a dot on a map that only gets attention if a storm is coming into the area. Usually, residents have to watch what is happening in Iowa, not here at home.
"WeatherNation is a 24/7 weather news service. It's 100 percent dedicated to Live Severe weather coverage, national, regional and local weather by certified meteorologists," said Mike Flood of Flood Communications.
Flood said the News Channel Nebraska First Alert Weather Team will provide customized, local updates on the 5’s each hour. Together with the latest in news, NCN will make sure viewers are up to date with weather for Northeast Nebraska.