MEDIA: Las Vegas ONE shutdown among changes on local TV scene

  ONE was no singular sensation, as its operators acknowledged Friday by announcing that local cable channel Las Vegas ONE will cease operations on Sunday, though broadcasts and rebroadcasts of the KLAS-TV, Channel 8 news, which had been the only vestige of local programming left on LV-1, will be shifted Saturday to Cox Cable 128, being described as a new local all-news channel.
  The move comes after Las Vegas ONE was recently stripped of its signature local programming, after Jon Ralston’s “Face to Face” and the weekly “In Business” transferred to KVBC-TV, Channel 3 this week, which followed the cancellation of LV-1’s weeknight “NewsONE at 9” newscast.
  The nearly 12-year-old station was co-owned by the Greenspun Corp., Channel 8 and Cox Cable. “I think Las Vegas One has served the community well over the last 11 years or so, but the community has not taken to Las Vegas One the way the three of us had hoped they would when we started it,” Greenspun chairman Brian Greenspun admitted last month.
  The new channel on Cox Cable 128 that will show live and repeat broadcasts of Channel 8’s news, as well as CBS network news will be called 8 News NOW.
  In other Channel 8 news, the station announced that Steve Sebelius, editor of the alternative weekly newspaper Las Vegas CityLife, will join the channel’s I-Team on Monday. Sebelius is a former Review-Journal columnist. CityLife is owned by Stephens Media, which also owns the Review-Journal.
  Additionally, Channel 8 this week began airing a local newscast at 4 a.m., making it the earliest morning newscast in the Las Vegas market.   
 

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