U-T TV off cable, to concentrate on digital
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – U-T San Diego announced Wednesday it is pulling its “U-T
TV” operation off cable television systems and will instead focus its
multimedia efforts on digital platforms like computers, tablets and
The last television broadcast will be tonight, according to the
newspaper. The television operation lasted less than two years.
“Our business model has always been this — we will try new ideas and
continue to evolve as a company to provide the best content and information
possible for our audience and our advertisers,” said U-T San Diego Chairman
and Publisher “Papa” Doug Manchester, who bought the company in 2011.
U-T TV airs on channel 114 on Cox Cable and channels 17 and 1017 on AT&T
U-Verse. According to the newspaper, it was unable to reach a carriage deal
with Time Warner Cable, and the Cox channel was available only to digital
A “few dozen” of U-T TV's 45 or so employees will remain with the
operation to produce online videos, the newspaper reported. Video news updates
will be uploaded hourly, along with sports, entertainment, business and