There’s a lot more to television in New York than the busy and ambitious Manhattan women portrayed in The Real Housewives of New York City, that began 5 years ago in 2008, and CSI: NY that started in 2004. There are a variety of shows hosted in New York, shows where many fans can become part of the studio audience. They include, but are not limited to: 106 & Park, Comedy Central Presents, David Letterman, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, Jerry Springer Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Rachael Ray, Saturday Night Live SNL, Steve Wilkos Show, The View, and many others.
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A great number of films were also set in New York over the years with the original King Kong in 1933, Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1961, the original Planet of the Apes in 1968, The Godfather in 1972, and more recently Notorious in 2009, Friends with Benefits in 2011, Men in Black 3 in 2012, and a great deal more.
News: Will the Tonight Show come back to New York?
The Tonight Show moved from New York to Burbank, when Johnny Carson was the host back in 1972, but is it set to come back to NY?
As a result of a proposed tax credit program, that if is to be voted into law would give a 30% tax credit for a “relocated television production,” the rumor mill is suggesting the possibility that New York is making another play for the Tonight Show.
The major broadcast networks, and others make up some of the live and re-run TV in New York in major markets such as Binghamton, Albany, Buffalo, Elmira, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Plattsburgh, Syracuse, etc.
Network include NBC, ABC, PBS, CBS, FOX, ION, MNT, TBN, RTV, ETV, UNI, UniMas, TEL, the CW, TF, TCT, and some independent networks.
Top stations in New York, New York
Channel 2, with the call sign WCBS-TV represents the flagship station of the CBS network in New York City, with its transmitter atop the Empire State Building.
WCBS is also available in those few areas of the eastern United States where a CBS station cannot be tuned in over the air. DirecTV and Dish Network pick up the signal by satellite to broadcast to those areas.
DirecTV also sends the WCBS signal to major U.S. airlines, via JetBlue’s LiveTV, and provides coverage to Latin American countries.
WNBC (virtual-4, digital-28), is the flagship station of the NBC television network in New York City, also transmitting from the top of the Empire State Building. Again, satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network re-broadcast the station’s signal in areas where it cannot be picked up over the air.
Fox’s flagship TV station, with transmission based at the top of the Empire State Building, is WNYW, channel 5. It is a sister station to the MyNetworkTV flagship station WWOR-TV channel 9. WNYW is available via satellite as well.
Other TV options in New York
As mentioned above, DirecTV and Dish Network are among two of the satellite TV providers that service New York, and also re-broadcast regular live TV stations in areas that the stations cannot be picked up over the air.
Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, and RCN provide cable services throughout New York and parts of New Jersey.
RCN offers high speed Internet and digital cable TV to many areas of New York, including Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens boroughs.
Neighborhoods RCS services include: Astoria, Brighton Beach, Corona, East Elmhurst, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Harlem, Jackson Heights, Jamaica, Kew Gardens, Long Island City, Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park, Sunnyside, and Woodside.
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