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WKZ TV

The WKZ TV logo.

WKZ TV is a major news broadcasting company in Watch Dogs and Watch Dogs 2, which owns TV channels, electronic displays, paper medium, and digital broadcasting across the world.

Description

The broadcasting network hosts news, weather, and stock reports for ChicagoSan Francisco and presumably, other major American cities. WKZ TV updates the player on the city's conflicts and crimes as they progress through the game - like when Aiden or Marcus commit a significant crime or action. WKZ TV owns a fleet of News Vans for broadcasting and News Trucks (Media Broadcast Trucks in Watch Dogs 2) for advertising.

Apparently, WKZ is not exclusively a news network, as it advertises non-news programming. However, the only program advertised is called Cop Show, which airs on Wendesdays at 8, and is a parody of Cops. This advert only appears in Watch Dogs.

In Watch Dogs 2, WKZ will not only broadcast news about the player's actions, but will also broadcast events from the story as they occur. WKZ will also broadcast non-story events, adding atmosphere to the in-game world.

Trivia

  • WKZ TV is based on major American news corporations such as Fox News and CNN, as evidenced by the coloring of its logo and branding. The name and font also suggest that WKZ is based on WGN America, a Chicago-based television station which broadcasts news along with other programs, and has a national presence.
  • There are times that the news will bring up Aiden and/or Marcus as wanted criminals for a brief period of time. At this point, all Pedestrians will recognize them and prepare to call 911, resulting in a Police Pursuit if they are not stopped.
  • Usually after completing a mission, a newswoman named Shirley will report what the player has done, usually citing DedSec.

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Twitter WKZ TV (@WKZ_TV) on Twitter (unofficial)