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Weather Nation is Improving with Local Forecasts & Radar

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by jimmie57, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Feb 10, 2014 #1 of 161
    jimmie57

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    I went to channel 362 and the red button popped up. Local Forecasts are working and the Local Radar is coming soon.

    I just tried it and had to put in my zip code.
    Now when I hit the red button my local forecast pops right up. I then chose my cities and added my sister's zip and now I have both.
    It says local radar coming soon on the left side of the screen.

    When you scroll thru My Cities it gave the zip codes as identifiers.
    I went back and removed them all and entered them using the City and State option and now they come up with the city and state as identifiers. The home city is just the zip code. I guess you could just add it using the city and state to get the name to come up on the screen.

    I recommend you read the link posted by Grafixguy for additional improvements and NEW coming features above what we had with TWC.
     
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    RAD

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    Missing features like that was about the only thing I missed from TWC being pulled. Now that DIRECTV and WeatherNation are going to start supplying info like that I don't care if TWC ever comes back.
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2014 #5 of 161
    tonyd79

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    First time I tuned in this morning, it prompted me to activate it. It was preloaded with my local zip but I had to ok it.

    Says radar soon.

    Solid start.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2014 #6 of 161
    peds48

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    Awesome. Now this says a lot about TWC ever coming back.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  7. Feb 10, 2014 #7 of 161
    WestDC

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    Hope they can get an App as well -This will DO very nice for now :righton:
     
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    tonyd79

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    The overlay is an app, so I guess it is just a matter of time before it is put in the app menu.

    I agree with peds. The creation of the app was always the sign to me about the likelhood of TWC coming back. This is a big nail in the coffin.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2014 #9 of 161
    Laxguy

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    Yes, it sure seems so. Very good signs. Radar will be the final touch for me.

    Now, the sign of having peaked will be hiring actors to stand in inclement weather at every turn.....
     
  10. Feb 10, 2014 #10 of 161
    MysteryMan

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    I always thought DirecTV and WeatherNation would come up with this feature. Can't wait to see The Weather Channel's response.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    I liked WeatherNation when TWC & Dish had a spat for a few days.
     
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    SayWhat?

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    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/directv-and-weathernation-enhance-coverage-with-local-weather-now-instant-access-and-a-new-severe-weather-mix-to-be-activated-during-major-weather-events-2014-02-10?reflink=MW_news_stmp
     
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    SayWhat?

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    http://hd-report.com/2014/02/10/directv-launching-local-weather-now-feature-on-channel-362/
     
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    SayWhat?

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    Main question......

    Is this a DirecTV project?

    Or is this a WN project that will be available to other carriers who wake up and quit drinking the TWCaid?
     
  16. Feb 10, 2014 #16 of 161
    onan38

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    I applaud Directv and Weathernation for getting the app out as fast as they did. Sounds like Weather channel is done as far as Directv is concerned.
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    My guess is that DIRECTV provides the front end and WeatherNation provides the back end. It's probably a joint effort.
     
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    Alan Gordon

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    I still prefer The Weather Channel over WeatherNation, but as I think TWC needs to be sent a message, I'm glad that DirecTV is working to bring back a weather app of some sort for those that use it.
     
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    Stuart Sweet

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    Of course there will always be people who like one over the other, but I think this is a great move toward making them equal. I have The Weather Channel's app on my iPad and I like it quite a bit. I think the issue has been that they are losing audience and asking for more money at the same time. Mr. White was wise to move in this direction.
     
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    PCampbell

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    Now I really dont miss the Weather Channel.
     

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