WIVB News is a top-rated CBS-affiliate US TV broadcaster serving New York/Niagara Falls, Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Ontario. Nexstar media owns the network that operates at Virtual CH 4. WIVB-TV is your news leader in Buffalo. It is a home to WIVB Breaking News, WIVB Weather, WIVB Crime, WIVB Closings, National News, News 4 Investigates and more. Furthermore, the network also features Call 4 Action, Around New York, Women Leading WNY, Return to Class, Hispanic Heritage Month, 4 the Web Exclusive, Good News with Gabby, Mel’s Mutts and NY Capital News. Different local cable service providers and satellite networks carry the Channel 4 Buffalo services on-the-air. Meanwhile, viewers can also get it over the internet at the official website “wivb.com” through WIVB live stream. WIVB News uses a brand name “News 4” and catchphrase “Your Local News Leader” for the newscast.
Watch WIVB News Live Stream
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General FAQ’s by the viewers about WIVB News
The audience of the channel ask questions regarding the channel’s anchors, reporters or meteorologists. We try to answer those general questions.
Featured Programs of WIVB News Live
“Wake-Up! Birthdays” is an initiative from WIVB News in which the channel broadcasts birthday greetings every day at 5:45 am, and 7:45 am. Audience can fill the required form at the channel’s official website two weeks in advance, and they might get a chance to feature on-air. There is a specific page at the network’s website “Fount It on 4” which features all the information or links that one hears on Channel 4 News Buffalo Live.
With the network’s “Help 4 Western New York” feature, people can help the community’s needy people by providing meals, clothes, blood, shelter and much more. “Veterans Voices” by News 4 Buffalo NY gives tribute to those veterans who once served the country. They are the Pride of the United States, and people need to remember them. WIVB News also features a service “Buffalo’s Best”.
WIVB News works alongside with WNLO CH 23 in the form of a duopoly. Both stations share the same spot for studios, i.e. North Buffalo’s Elmwood Avenue. However, Channel 4 News Buffalo transmitter is located in Colden, NY. Meanwhile, the station’s control room and some core operations occur at WWLP’s studios in Chicopee, which is a Nexstar media-owned NBC affiliate channel licensed to Massachusetts and located at Springfield.
About WIVB News
Nexstar Media Group (Nexstar Inc.) is the owner of WIVB-TV. The television channel started its services on 14th May as WBEN-TV, 1948 with facility ID 7780. Moreover, the licensing authority of WIVB News is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Besides ‘Your Local News Leader’ is the slogan of the TV station. It is the fifth-oldest channel in New York State and Buffalo’s first TV channel.
Post 2017: Disputes with Cable TV Providers
On 14th April 2017, the station made an announcement that it sold its spectrum in the broadcast incentive auction. It also explained that it would no longer broadcast on UHF channel 39. WIVB News had several contract disputes with both of the leading cable TV providers in the coverage area of the channel, Atlantic Broadband and Time Warner Cable. In both cases, the station demanded a rights fee of twenty-five cents per month per subscriber.
It refused to allow the careers the eligibility to carry the signal. On 4th March 2011, LIN Media pulled WIVB-TV and WNLO from Dish Network because of the end of the existing retransmission consent agreement. Consequently, the blackout lasted for nine days. Therefore, WIVB News pulled from DirecTV as part of a big dispute between Nexstar and DirecTV on 4th July 2019. The disputed resolved on 29th August. On the other side, WIVB News and its staff won many Emmy Award.
Origin of WIVB News
WIVB News first hit the waves in May 1948 under the calls WBEN-TV. Channel 4 was the first TV station to start operations in Buffalo Market. However, it was the fifth to sign on in the entire NY state.
The network originally used to work under the ownership of Butler Family together with Buffalo Evening News WBEN Radio. Though the station’s sibling radio used to be a part of CBS network, but by the time Channel 4 News Buffalo Live launched properly in 1928, it had already flipped to NBC Blue. Thus, its original affiliate partner was the NBC network. The first NBC program to air on News 4 Buffalo was “The Howdy Doody Show”,
a program presented by Bob Smith who also used to be a part of WBEN Radio before leaving for national TV service. The station switched to CBS network in January 1949 and has been an affiliate partner of this network ever since. Currently, Channel 4 News Buffalo Live operates under the possession of Nexstar Media Group with the call-letters WIVB-TV. The station’s secondary affiliate partner is “Court TV”.
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WIVB Weather Services
For around 14 years, WIVB Buffalo owned and operated an extensive network of more than 80 WeatherBug channels generally at local schools, under the branding “Neighborhood WeatherNet. At the start of 2010, the involvement of Channel 4 News Buffalo NY was discontinued, though the weather network remained operational under the Weather Bug control.
In 2020, WIVB News 4 made a pact with a state-operated weather channel network “NY State Mesonet”. News 4 Buffalo is also known for using local Doppler Radar technology in the late 90s, and early 2000s called “4×4 Warn Doppler”, but had to terminate it in the early years of 2000s because of taking data from the neighbourhood NWS Doppler Radar located in Cheektowaga. WIVB Weather services are one of the most trusted weather services in the region. It is considered to be one of the top networks in Buffalo, New York to offer the accurate weather forecast.
WIVB Weather includes several features such as Current WIVB Radar, Interactive radar, Canadian Conditions, Marine Forecast, WIVB Closings and Tower Cam. The channel’s Radar presents the detailed and thorough weather movement footage and predicts precisely where it is heading. WIVB School Closings enlists the fresh closings & delays on the official website during the active closures. With Marine Forecast by WIVB Weather Audience can look into weather conditions of Area’s Lakes and Rivers. Meanwhile, its Tower Cam lets the viewers watch a live view from Seneca One Tower.
WIVB Weather Radar
The Radar is a powerful tool in weather which is used to read precipitation in the air, analyze its motion and predicts its types, i.e. hail, snow, rain etc. Science is evolving as we speak, and researchers/scientists are trying to figure out a way to read the climate conditions as accurately as they can with reliable technical tools. The latest available radars are capable of sensing the movement of precipitation too, except the intensity of the rain droplets. These both things play a vital part in evaluating the storms structure and their danger of causing the severe weather.
WIVB Weather operates two radars Current Radar and Interactive Radar. The first one only shows the gif image of the current climate conditions in Buffalo and other nearby regions. However, the later one gives detailed information about the weather with live satellite footage. It consists of different layers representing the conditions in the area accordingly such as radar layer, satellite layer, precipitation 24hr, temperature, snow 24hr, wind speed, Road Weather, dew point and UV Index. Moreover, the radar’s overlays section contains current conditions, storm tracks, 11-degree Temperature plots, wildfire detection, earthquakes, Active Model Track, Lightning Summary and Active Tropical Track. Meanwhile, the WIVB Radar also delivers alerts about the flood, severe storms/tornados, tropical conditions, marine area and winter situation.
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Don’t let the weather get the best of you. The network’s expert meteorologists provide the authentic hourly weather forecast for the next day, as well as for the upcoming week. As compared to other weather apps, you will get a geo-based local forecast delivering the weather condition based on your location.
Download the channel’s weather focused app now for fast, authentic local & national weather right in your palms. With the WIVB News App’s customized notification feature, you can get alerts about severe weather heading your way and protect yourself from any kind of causalities. While travelling, keep WIVB Weather App in check to get live weather updates, forecasts, current conditions and interactive radar anywhere in the USA.
WIVB News app features the most advanced weather, radar maps and digital technology available. The app’s interactive radar is easy to you; you can track and watch where the storm is currently in the region and where would it go. Then, with the personalized alerts, you can stay informed about the situation and stay safe.
Jonathan Cubit: The Passionate WIVB News Meteorologist
Jonathan Cubit was excited to be a part of the award-winning team of journalists. He became a full-time meteorologist at WIVB Channel 4 in November 2019. Predicting the weather movement is his passion and providing engaging, tempting and instructive weather programs is what he likes to do. Cubit isn’t just a devoted person but has an ambition to create content that goes beyond what the audience is seeking.
After completing his graduation in Bachelor of Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology from State University of New York at Albany, Jonathan Cubit started working as a News 12 Intern at Cablevision in September 2007. Later, he joined Albany Student Television as an Executive Producer & Student Weather Forecaster in September 2010. Right after the one year, in September 2011, Cubit became a part of WCDB Albany Radio Station as Radio Show DJ. Then in July 2012, he became a Wireless Consultant at Verizon.
WRNN-TV & Joining WIVB Weather Team
After working there for 11 months, Cubit joined WRNN-TV as a Closed Captioner in May 2013. After working there for six years straight, Jonathan finally got a chance to shine in the weather department as a weekend meteorologist at Verizon FiOS 1 News in May 2018. Finally, Cubit started working at WIVB News and since then has been serving the community with his expert weather services.
Shows to watch on WIVB News
The following table envelops the list of all programs broadcasted by WIVB Channel 4 News through WIVB live stream. Comics Unleashed, The Amazing Race, CBS Overnight News, Wheel of Fortune, B Positive and Young Sheldon are some exciting TV shows by WIVB News.
|Jeopardy!||The Talk||Wheel of Fortune||Young Sheldon|
|Star Trek: Discovery||The Late Late Show with James Corden||B Positive||CBS Morning News|
|Comics Unleashed||CBS Overnight||Wake UP||CBS Evening News|
|The Bold and the Beautiful||Let’s Make a Deal||The Young and the Restless||News 4 at Noon|
|The Price is Right||The Rachel Ray Show||The Drew Barrymore Show||CBS Sunday Morning: The Pet Project|
|Frosty the Snowman||The Late Show with Stephen Colbert||Blue Bloods||Frosty Returns|
|The Late Show Hope in the Wild||All in with Laila Ali||Mission Unstoppable||Saturday Wake Up|
|Hope in the Wild||College Football Today||NFL Championship Chase||Off-Road Racing|
|Lucky Dog||The Story of Santa Claus||Robbie the Reindeer||48 Hours|
|The Sean McDermott Show||Inside Edition Weekend||NCIS: New Orleans||Antler Ice’s Bone Cold TV|