Following this week’s announcement of three NBC stations in California launching “California Nonstop,” KXAS-TV NBC 5 Dallas-Ft. Worth debuted DFW Nonstop, a new 24/7 local news and lifestyle channel 5/4 on digital channel 5.2. It features a unique lineup of locally produced news and lifestyle programs geared for North Texas viewers. The channel’s signature program is a 6:30 p.m. half-hour newscast, “Nonstop Nightly,” anchored by NBC 5’s Jane McGarry. McGarry will use her contacts and expertise to tackle the big issue of the day for the newscast airing 6:30-7 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The 24/7 digital multicast channel is designed to be informative, timely, creative, fun and all about the DFW region. In addition to airing over-the-air on Channel 5.2, DFW Nonstop is available on local cable systems including Charter (channel 105), Time Warner (ch. 365), Verizon FiOS (ch. 460), One Source (ch. 801), GEUS (ch. 126) and Grande Communications (ch. 280).
Additional DFW Nonstop programming will include news shows produced by the NBC 5 staff specifically for the channel along with lifestyle programming featuring the local dining and entertainment scene.
Some of the local DFW Nonstop programming included at launch:
DFW Today Nonstop takes the pulse of the morning offering news highlights from NBC 5 Today along with live weather and traffic updates. Primary anchors include: Deborah Ferguson, Scott Friedman, Jennifer Lopez, Tammy Dombeck and Samantha Davies. (M-F, 7-10 a.m.)
The Rundown provides a non-traditional look at the news of the day. The NBC 5 news team gives commentary with an engaging and creative edge. The show is hosted by Deborah Ferguson and Scott Friedman, but features many other NBC 5 reporters. (M-F, 1-1:30 p.m., repeat at 3-3:30 p.m.)
Foodies DFW is all about the heart and flavor of DFW. From the quirky to the authentic, we visit terrific restaurants and venues for appetizers, entrees, desserts and more. (Weekly, Monday, 7-7:30 p.m. and various repeats)
Scene DFW clues us into what’s hot in DFW and the surrounding area. Scene DFW will keep viewers in the know from fashion trends to the best places to play — this show covers it all. (Weekly, Monday, 7:30-8 p.m. and various repeats)
With the launch of DFW Nonstop and the April 4th premiere of NBC 5 First Weather at 4:30 a.m., Monday-Friday, the amount of NBC DFW locally produced news and informational programming now averages over 40 hours each week.