On April 1, Griffin Communications will take over operation of NewsNow 53 from Cox Communications, and will re-brand it as News 9 Now, placing it on digital broadcast channel 9.2 as part of their off-air signal. This will allow all cable operators to take advantage of the NewsNow concept, and allow all off-air viewers to see it as well. This will also give KWTV an additional outlet for weather coverage, taking pressure off their main 9.1 signal in times of severe weather coverage, according to information from Griffin Television.
Update April 1, 2011: Channel 9.2 has be renamed to News 9 Now. Can anyone tell a difference in the picture quality of 9.1?