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The Independent News Network (also known as INN) is a production company based in Davenport, Iowa, which syndicates "localized" news programs for broadcast television stations in the United States, that have budgets limiting their ability to produce their own local newscasts.
The Independent News Network was founded in 1999. The company's first client was Davenport Fox affiliate KLJB (channel 18); INN produced a half-hour primetime newscast for that station, titled the Fox 18 Nine O'Clock News, which ran from 1999 until the station entered into a news share agreement with crosstown ABC affiliate WQAD-TV in September 2010.
In addition to producing local newscasts, INN also produces HNN or Hispanic News Network and INN News for syndication to smaller television stations with limited or no money budgeted for news.
Until the beginning of 2009, INN was owned by the Regional News Network Co. of Davenport, Iowa. Regional News Network filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on December 31, 2008. INN was taken over in early January 2009 by LMG, Inc., part of Fusion Communications, also of Davenport, Iowa. In the transfer, INN laid off 12 of its staff of 40, and kept its client stations except for WPGA-TV in Macon, Georgia. INN's staff was further cut to 14 in June 2013 as more client stations left the service.
|City of license||Station||Affiliation||Newscasts produced|
|Gainesville, Florida||WGFL (channel 28)|
WNBW-DT (channel 9)
WMYG-LP (channel 11)
|6:00 and 11:00 p.m. (WGFL and WNBW)|
(see GTN News)
|Columbus, Georgia||WLTZ (channel 38)||NBC||Weather segments only|
|Alexandria, Louisiana||KLAX-TV (channel 31)||ABC||6:00 and 10:00 p.m.|
|Rehoboth Beach, Delaware||WRDE (channel 31)||NBC||6:00 and 11:00pm|
In addition, a national INN broadcast is also seen on the America One television network.
|City of license||Station||Affiliation|
|Atlanta, Georgia||WUVM-LP (channel 4)||Azteca América|
|Las Vegas, Nevada||KHDF-CD (channel 19)||Azteca América|
|Austin, Texas||KADF-LP (channel 20)||Azteca América|
|Dallas, Texas||KAZD (channel 55)||Azteca América|
|Houston, Texas||KYAZ (channel 51)||Azteca América|
|San Antonio, Texas||KVDF-CA (channel 31)||Azteca América|
INN produces several Spanish language newscasts (primarily for Azteca América owned-and-operated stations run by Una Vez Más Holdings, LLC), and provides content for HNN (Hispanic News Network). INN also produces a daily national program for the HITN network.
INN also previously produced a newscast for affiliates of LAT TV, a Houston, Texas-based Spanish language television network; LAT TV folded in May 2008. The company also produced newscasts for seven Univision-affiliated stations owned by the Equity Broadcasting Corporation: KUTH in Salt Lake City, KLRA-LP (now KKYK-CD) in Little Rock, KEYU in Amarillo, WUDT-CA in Detroit, WUMN-CA in Minneapolis, KUOK in Woodward (as well as its repeaters, KCHM-LP in Oklahoma City and KUTU-LP in Tulsa) and WUVF-CA in Naples. Equity discontinued these newscasts on June 6, 2008.