NOW is a 24-hour news network operated by WTNY Corporation. It launched on November 9, 1986 as a plan to compete against larger cable news networks like CNN or MSNBC. In 1992, the channel expanded with international channels for Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, and later in native-lanugages. From September 2005, NOW is America's #1 News Channel. The channel airs no talk shows or documentaries. Instead it shows updated 30-minute newscasts that air live 24-hours a day. The channel is famous for it's NOW Instaticker which keeps viewers updated on stock prices, news headlines, sport scores and weather forecasts. On May 7, 2017, NOW was acquired by Gulf+Western.
in 2020, RedStrong acquired NOW. in 2020, NOW Gau was going to reformat to FTA News channel but scrapped.