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Dish & Weather Channel Reach Agreement including new services


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#51 OFFLINE   pjmrt

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 02:13 AM

well, I too sadly never saw the weather cast channel during its brief stay on dish. And the weather channel is even more inferior than it was since (at least on my receiver) the interactive option to go direct to my local conditions/forecast is gone. I can go to channel 100 and get them, but that's a hassel.

I fully agree with those who want a weather channel that IS WEATHER 24/7. TWC is now mostly an entertainment channel w/ movies, ... just like many other channels which do it better. TWC should rename itself OWC, the Occasional Weather Channel. Sure weather (or news) can be boring when not much is changing. But if its 4 am and you really want to know what the conditions are or the forecast - well what is the point of having several hundred channels available to you?

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:45 AM

Hopefully the SOON relaunch of 213 ... DISH changed the slate to something prettier than the white on blue text. The quicker they get real content on 213 the better - even if they have to start out with a 24/7 weather loop aired nationally that is broken down into something regional later.

They took 213 away from us completely. Does this mean the channel will not happen?

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 09:43 AM

They took 213 away from us completely. Does this mean the channel will not happen?

No ... it just isn't summer yet.

News release from Dish:

The deal provides for collaboration between both companies in developing state-of-the-art, full-time weather forecasting services designed specifically for satellite customers, including localized weather programming on DISH Network Ch. 213 (in addition to The Weather Channel's main feed on Ch. 214), interactive TV applications, as well as new Internet and mobile services. Deployment of the new services will begin this summer.



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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:11 PM

No ... it just isn't summer yet.


It IS meteorological summer. :D
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:17 PM

It IS meteorological summer. :D

For the rest of us it won't be summer until June 21st ... It is still spring.

Summer won't be over until Fall ... September 21st?
(And the end of meteorological summer a few weeks earlier, for the meteorologists out there.)

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:05 PM

It IS meteorological summer. :D

You couldn't tell it by our weather this year. Another rainy day.:(

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:27 AM

Well at least The Weather Channel dropped the "Flick and a Forecast" abomination on Friday nights. They now air either Weather Center or taped programming like "Storm Stories" or "Tornado Road". Movies on a weather channel never made sense to begin with. Now if they could only get rid of the guy that occupies the 6 and 10am blocks.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:41 PM

You couldn't tell it by our weather this year. Another rainy day.:(



Then come down here it's frickin 95 degrees!.:grin:;):flaiming!pepsi!:eek2:

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:12 PM

Then come down here it's frickin 95 degrees!.:grin:;):flaiming!pepsi!:eek2:

Ah well, as much as I'm complaining, over 85° is outside my comfort zone.

Today it's already 70° and getting warmer.:D

But they still left a 20% chance of rain in the forecast overnight.:(

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 06:56 PM

We only got up to 106 today. Have had a cool spring.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

No - come out to here where we get "air you can wear" - 80-95 degrees, dew point of 70....
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:57 PM

No ... it just isn't summer yet.


Is it summer now?

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 02:56 AM

Is it summer now?


Global warming is here, 2010, the hottest year ever recorded world wide. It was 93 in Cleveland 2 days ago, with a normal high of 76.
When is the new Weather Channel going to air on Dish in place of the old Weathercast?
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 08:26 AM

Down here in Raleigh we're chasing the record for most 90+ degree days - we're only 7 days short, and we have September to go .... after friday, it should be down to 2 short.
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 11:37 AM

Does anyone have the answer to the question...if Directv can do it why can't DISH. The "local on the 8s" via zip code that Dtv has not perfect but a huge steip in the right direction...with "severe" weather warnings, etc. Is it a cost factor that DISH isn't willing to spend? Anyone!

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:05 AM

Does anyone have the answer to the question...if Directv can do it why can't DISH. The "local on the 8s" via zip code that Dtv has not perfect but a huge steip in the right direction...with "severe" weather warnings, etc. Is it a cost factor that DISH isn't willing to spend? Anyone!


Personally I liked Weather cast better.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:41 AM

Does anyone have the answer to the question...if Directv can do it why can't DISH. The "local on the 8s" via zip code that Dtv has not perfect but a huge steip in the right direction...with "severe" weather warnings, etc. Is it a cost factor that DISH isn't willing to spend? Anyone!


I don't understand why it happened so quickly with Weathercast, and just doesn't seem to be able to happen with TWC.

I would prefer to have the Weathercast back.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:02 AM

Yes, Dish, dump the Weather soap channel and give us the Weathercast.
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

I have e-mailed Dish Network on regarding Dish Network's press release on 3 separate occasions in the last month, one to customer support, one to ceo@dishnetwork.com and one to president@dishnetork.com.
The only reply I received was from the one to customer support and they had no idea of what I was talking about.
I now get the feeling this was all a smoke screen by Dish Network to get the Weather Channel to agree to Dish Network's pricing offer. So much for Dish Network's promise to their subscribers.



DISH Network and The Weather Channel Reach Agreement
Includes development of new full-time weather forecasting services

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and ATLANTA, May 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- DISH Network L.L.C. and The Weather Channel today announced that they have reached a multi-year agreement for continued distribution of The Weather Channel on DISH Network's programming platform.

The deal provides for collaboration between both companies in developing state-of-the-art, full-time weather forecasting services designed specifically for satellite customers, including localized weather programming on DISH Network Ch. 213 (in addition to The Weather Channel's main feed on Ch. 214), interactive TV applications, as well as new Internet and mobile services. Deployment of the new services will begin this summer.

"Through this new partnership with The Weather Channel, DISH Network is giving our subscribers exactly what they've asked for and more. Not only are we developing a unique satellite service that provides localized weather 24/7, but also we'll soon deliver personalized weather reports via the Android mobile platform and the web," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "This agreement recognizes the importance of cross-platform video delivery, ensuring that our subscribers will have the most detailed local weather information available at their fingertips anytime, anywhere."

"DISH Network and their customers are extremely important to us, and maintaining and expanding our partnership is a high priority for our company," said Mike Kelly, CEO and President of The Weather Channel. "DISH Network will now be carrying two of our channels - The Weather Channel and a customized 24-hour, all-local weather information network - to provide even better service to their customers. We also look forward to working with DISH Network on other cross-platform and interactive initiatives, taking advantage of our leadership position in mobile and the Internet."

(dish.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=472720)

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:47 AM

I have e-mailed Dish Network on regarding Dish Network's press release on 3 separate occasions in the last month, one to customer support, one to ceo@dishnetwork.com and one to president@dishnetork.com.
The only reply I received was from the one to customer support and they had no idea of what I was talking about.
I now get the feeling this was all a smoke screen by Dish Network to get the Weather Channel to agree to Dish Network's pricing offer. So much for Dish Network's promise to their subscribers.



DISH Network and The Weather Channel Reach Agreement
Includes development of new full-time weather forecasting services

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and ATLANTA, May 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- DISH Network L.L.C. and The Weather Channel today announced that they have reached a multi-year agreement for continued distribution of The Weather Channel on DISH Network's programming platform.

The deal provides for collaboration between both companies in developing state-of-the-art, full-time weather forecasting services designed specifically for satellite customers, including localized weather programming on DISH Network Ch. 213 (in addition to The Weather Channel's main feed on Ch. 214), interactive TV applications, as well as new Internet and mobile services. Deployment of the new services will begin this summer.

"Through this new partnership with The Weather Channel, DISH Network is giving our subscribers exactly what they've asked for and more. Not only are we developing a unique satellite service that provides localized weather 24/7, but also we'll soon deliver personalized weather reports via the Android mobile platform and the web," said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network. "This agreement recognizes the importance of cross-platform video delivery, ensuring that our subscribers will have the most detailed local weather information available at their fingertips anytime, anywhere."

"DISH Network and their customers are extremely important to us, and maintaining and expanding our partnership is a high priority for our company," said Mike Kelly, CEO and President of The Weather Channel. "DISH Network will now be carrying two of our channels - The Weather Channel and a customized 24-hour, all-local weather information network - to provide even better service to their customers. We also look forward to working with DISH Network on other cross-platform and interactive initiatives, taking advantage of our leadership position in mobile and the Internet."

(dish.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=472720)


I liked the other weather channel they had. There's room for two.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 09:57 AM

I liked the other weather channel they had. There's room for two.


Not per The Weather Channel (the one owned by NBC etc. now) (Dish channel 214) :D
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 10:47 AM

I'd like to see DISH keep this commitment. It doesn't even have to be in HD to satisfy me ... having an instant regional channel would be helpful (especially when TWC goes into stories mode and stops doing full screen weather coverage).

The technology is there ... the capacity for SD channels might be a little tight if too many regions are created but DISH could start with 6 or 12 regional channels and expand on that as needed.

It is a commitment that DISH should keep.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 11:38 AM

I'd like to see DISH keep this commitment. It doesn't even have to be in HD to satisfy me ... having an instant regional channel would be helpful (especially when TWC goes into stories mode and stops doing full screen weather coverage).

The technology is there ... the capacity for SD channels might be a little tight if too many regions are created but DISH could start with 6 or 12 regional channels and expand on that as needed.

It is a commitment that DISH should keep.


I agree 1000%!!

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:49 PM

I'd like to see DISH keep this commitment. It doesn't even have to be in HD to satisfy me ... having an instant regional channel would be helpful (especially when TWC goes into stories mode and stops doing full screen weather coverage).

The technology is there ... the capacity for SD channels might be a little tight if too many regions are created but DISH could start with 6 or 12 regional channels and expand on that as needed.

It is a commitment that DISH should keep.


I think so too! But, I slowly losing hope of it happening.
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Posted 28 October 2010 - 02:59 PM

and just to make matters worse........now they want to do less weather

http://www.hollywood...forecasts-32414

It's sad :mad:




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