MI News 26 (WMNN-LD LPTV Ch. 26 Lake City/Cadillac), positioned as "Northern Michigan's 24/7 local news channel", will be added to Channel 73 on Charter Communication's lineup in northern Michigan beginning January 31st. The station will be available to all Charter digital cable subscribers.
"We're thrilled to be working with Charter to make our local news content available in more homes than ever," said Eric Wotila, General Manager of MI News 26, "Carriage on Charter will significantly expand our coverage area, and we're looking forward to bringing local news to a much wider audience than we currently reach."
Wotila, a 23-year-old Michigan broadcasting entrepreneur, launched MI News 26 in his home town of Cadillac in February 2011. At that time, the station was only available via low-power over-the-air reception and was limited to viewers in Wexford, Missaukee and northern Osceola counties.
Charter is introducing the station to customers in various northern Michigan communities, ranging from Manistee, Traverse City, Cheboygan, Petoskey, and many other communities throughout the region.
"We're excited to offer MI News 26 to our digital customers throughout northern Michigan," said Joe Boullion, the Vice President and General Manager of Charter in Michigan. "This is a unique and compelling form of local news that we feel will serve this part of Michigan with compelling programming."
For more information about MI News 26, visit www.minews26.com.