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Since Dish has the Weatherscan should Directv get it?


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#1 OFFLINE   mkdtv21

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:08 AM

The Weather Channel is showing less and less weather and may eventually change the local on the 8's to a constant lower graphic with regular programming on and not the full screen graphics. I'm not sure if this is fact but I read about it on the twctoday forums. Since this is all happening I think Directv should offer the Weatherscan on there local channel lineups like what Dish is doing. I still think its important to get weather info on TV and not just on your phone or computer.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 02:15 AM

I think as time goes forward, the pressure would become less and less. No appreciable number of people will select one provider over another because they have Weatherscan. In an age where there is still bandwidth limitations on the satellites, even spotbeams, and demands for digital subchannels, I suspect there's not a high likelihood this will happen.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:10 AM

Yea I'll depend on my cell phone.

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:43 AM

No thanks.  Also, DirecTV doesn't need to do everything Dish does.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:37 AM

No thanks.  Also, DirecTV doesn't need to do everything Dish does.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

The new TV apps has a very good Weather module. 


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:08 AM

Yea I'll depend on my cell phone.

 

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I use the AccuWeather app on my phone.  Found it just as my WeatherBug subscription ran out.  Much better than the Bug, I think.  

 

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:46 AM

The Weather Channel is showing less and less weather and may eventually change the local on the 8's to a constant lower graphic with regular programming on and not the full screen graphics. I'm not sure if this is fact but I read about it on the twctoday forums. Since this is all happening I think Directv should offer the Weatherscan on there local channel lineups like what Dish is doing. I still think its important to get weather info on TV and not just on your phone or computer.


"Since this is all happening"? So far all you have is a rumor ... not something that is happening. Also you are incorrect about DISH's carriage ... There are a handful of local markets (4) that have Weatherscan. It certainly isn't a wide offering. If you want DirecTV to offer Weatherscan "like DISH" you're asking them to add the local channel in four markets.

I don't know when DirecTV's contract with TWC comes up for renewal ... but if what you claim "is all happening" it would be a good thing for DirecTV to remind TWC why the channel is carried. TWC's push a couple of years ago to drop weather and play "weather related" movies (such as The Avengers - where the evil scientist had a machine that could control the weather) was pushed back by the carriers saying NO - and the threat that the channel would be dropped and replaced if forecasts were dropped. But that is a big if.
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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:53 AM

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

what about a national weather scan for Directv and maybe even HD.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:01 PM

what about a national weather scan for Directv and maybe even HD.

 

That's called "The Weather Channel"



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

That's called "The Weather Channel"

I prefer the new TV app, as you can easily go local as well. 


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:12 PM

I prefer the new TV app, as you can easily go local as well.

Especially with the new HD app where in most cases you can see your own block on the local radar. They also give you the full text report from the NWS for severe weather alerts.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 05:24 PM

They just need to add weather nation


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:29 PM

That's called "The Weather Channel"

 

Have you watched The Weather Channel recently? They rarely show weather. Weather on TWC is like music videos on MTV...


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:00 AM

It's not just TWC.  Basically, none of the channels show what they are named for anymore. In the search for better ratings, all specialty channels are playing any movie, show or sport that they think will increase viewership. SyFy has wrestling, Headline News isn't news in 30 minutes anymore and TWC is full of shows about flying planes, chasing tornadoes and such. The channel lineup has become a bunch of channels that you can ignore the name of and just look at the guide to see what is on because little of it has anything to do with the channel name anymore.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:07 AM

You'll know when the weather is really bad....you won't have a signal. :grin:



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:03 AM

There are enough free weather apps (including from two of my local TV stations and one from The Weather Channel) available for Android and iPhone that I no longer rely on TV for weather information.  My phone alerts me when there is a severe weather watch or warning, as do my local TV stations if I am watching TV.  I no longer need The Weather Channel or Weatherscan.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

It's not just TWC.  Basically, none of the channels show what they are named for anymore. In the search for better ratings, all specialty channels are playing any movie, show or sport that they think will increase viewership. SyFy has wrestling, Headline News isn't news in 30 minutes anymore and TWC is full of shows about flying planes, chasing tornadoes and such. The channel lineup has become a bunch of channels that you can ignore the name of and just look at the guide to see what is on because little of it has anything to do with the channel name anymore.

well maybe directv should drop them and go to an other weather Channel like dish did.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:54 PM

What channel is Weather Scan on?

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

well maybe directv should drop them and go to an other weather Channel like dish did.


"Like DISH did?" You mean drop TWC, add a new channel with a promise of regional versions and then drop the all weather all the time channel and go back to TWC - and despite putting out a press release promising local version only adding WeatherScan in four markets.

When people ask for DirecTV to do "what DISH did" they should know what DISH did first. :)
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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:45 PM

That's why I only watch weather nation now


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:31 PM

I have an AM21 so I can watch my local weather subchannel, but the aspect ratio is wrong and the PQ is awful. Better than nothing. I know there are apps and website, but there's just something about seeing it on TV that is better.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

I prefer using my Weather Rock. It's suspended by a cord. If it's swaying it's windy... If you can see it's shadow it's sunny... If it's wet it's raining... If it's white it's snowing... If it's covered with ice it's freezing...If you can't see it it's fogy... Very accurate.


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:27 PM

I prefer using my Weather Rock. It's suspended by a cord. If it's swaying it's windy... If you can see it's shadow it's sunny... If it's wet it's raining... If it's white it's snowing... If it's covered with ice it's freezing...If you can't see it it's fogy... Very accurate.

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