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NJTV TO PROVIDE STATEWIDE COVERAGE OF HURRICANE SANDY WITH LIVE NJ TODAY BROADCASTS AND ON-AIR, ONLINE UPDATES STARTING SUNDAY

Network will give New Jerseyans the latest storm information throughout the coming days;

Utilizing WNET resources to assure coverage continuity throughout storm

October 27, 2012 — NJTV, New Jersey’s new public television network, will provide the state with unique local coverage of Hurricane Sandy with a series of special live broadcasts, on-air and online bulletins and social media coverage throughout the coming days.

NJTV will kick off its storm coverage on Sunday, October 28th with live updates and a special live edition of NJ Today with Mike Schneider at 6pm ET (check local listings).  Sunday’s edition of NJ Today, which typically airs weeknights on NJTV, will be dedicated to assessing the storm that is expected to wreak havoc across the Garden State, cause ongoing area evacuations and threaten residential power supplies.

NJTV will then broadcast live NJ Today programs at 6pm and 11pm on Monday and Tuesday.

In-between newscasts, NJTV will provide on-screen bulletins and live updates each day.   Residents can also expect ongoing weather-related news updates on NJTVonline.org and the network’s Facebook and Twitter sites.

To assure comprehensive, ongoing storm coverage, NJTV is working in tandem with its operator, WNET, making use of its resources across the Hudson.

“In order for NJTV to best serve New Jerseyans and our neighbors with timely news and information, we are partnering with our colleagues at WNET to assure we have ongoing storm updates throughout the next several days,” said NJTV General Manager John Servidio.  “To maneuver potential power issues, we are preparing to utilize resources on both sides of the Hudson to assure NJ Today and other live updates get on the air.  In a situation like this, NJTV being a part of a larger media institution is something both we and the residents of New Jersey can benefit from. We can’t be prepared for every scenario, but we’re planning as best we can to be the information resource the state expects  – and we want to be.”

NJTV is also planning a co-production broadcast with WNET’s MetroFocus news program on Tuesday night at 9:30pm, to assess the effect of the storm on the Tri-State area.

More NJTV coverage specifics will be provided throughout the coming days.

New Jersey residents are invited to seek weather-related update and share their experiences throughout the storm at www.njtvonline.org and on the network’s Twitter feed #njtvonline and Facebook page www.facebook.com/NJTVonline.