News 8 Austin launched on Sept. 13, 1999, and is Austin's first and only 24-hour, 7-day-a-week local news channel. News 8 Austin is one of seven local news channels operated by Time Warner Cable's regional cable companies.
News 8 Austin and its affiliates represent the state-of-the-art in local television news coverage, delivering on a commitment of responsible and community-oriented journalism on an around-the-clock basis. Our coverage area extends to more than 360,000 cable households from from Liberty Hill to Temple, Fredricksburg to Smithville, and through-out Central Texas. News 8 Austin is an exclusive community service for the customers of Time Warner Cable.
Our studios are located just north of the Capitol and just south of the UT main campus -- at the corner of 17th and Colorado one block east of Lavaca.