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Will Dish Jump On The WeatherNation Bandwagon With Direct?


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#21 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

When is their Dish contract up?  Can't be too far away.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

When is their Dish contract up?  Can't be too far away.

 

Monday, May 24, 2010 6:08 am MDT ---

DISH Network and The Weather Channel Reach Agreement

 

DISH Network L.L.C. and The Weather Channel today announced that they have reached a multi-year agreement

That indicates coming up on 4 years, but how many years is 'multi-year'?


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

I wonder if Dish will dump them also?? (I doubt they will lower thier price for them)

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

C'mon Dish, get with it!!


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:15 AM

DISH renewed their contract with TWC on May 24th, 2010, dropping The Weather Case (former WeatherNation) in the process.

I would not expect to see WeatherNation until at least May ... depending on how many years the "multi-year" contract with TWC lasts and what happens with DirecTV before then.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:49 AM

I will speculate that they will Keep TWC and use it in the advertising to try to get the people that are unhappy with DTV for dropping the TWC.

So far I am liking the new programming. It was really irritating to think you were going to see the weather and get a "Highway to Hell" program instead.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:10 AM

DISH renewed their contract with TWC on May 24th, 2010, dropping The Weather Case (former WeatherNation) in the process.

I would not expect to see WeatherNation until at least May ...

No sure why it couldn't be added now.  Channels 213 and 215 are both vacant.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

I will speculate that they will Keep TWC and use it in the advertising to try to get the people that are unhappy with DTV for dropping the TWC.
So far I am liking the new programming. It was really irritating to think you were going to see the weather and get a "Highway to Hell" program instead.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

Remember that Dish has dropped TWC before.

 

If the contract is up this year, TWC is still off DirecTV and TWC keeps playing their games, I'm not so sure they won't be gone from Dish too.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

I hope Dish drops them too. TWC has become worthless with all the shows and less & less weather coverage. Kinda like MTV for weather! :nono2:


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

No sure why it couldn't be added now.  Channels 213 and 215 are both vacant.


I believe there is a contract issue ... if I were running TWC I certainly would have put an "exclusive weather channel" clause in the contract as part of the 2010 renewal. If TWC ever gets back on DirecTV they will probably want the same. I am not in favor of such exclusive channels. There are plenty of news channels and sports channels. I would not want them limited to one of each genre.

BTW: 213 is still uplinked as "TWC2 -The Weather Channel 2", 215 is Al Jazeera America (News).
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:22 PM

I hope Dish drops them too. TWC has become worthless with all the shows and less & less weather coverage. Kinda like MTV for weather! :nono2:


Not drop The Weather Channel. But I do agree on your viewpoint on how The Weather Cannel has changed.

I do like then there is a big weather event The Weather Channel stays with weather coverage.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:58 AM

If they (TWC) would ditch all the reality shows, they would have a decent product again. If not, and WeatherNation stays 24/7 weather coverage, I would rather have them instead.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:09 PM

I totally agree with the above.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 02:23 PM

A lot of direct people voiced the same.

 

I say enough reality. [ I counted 36 shows on their site.] I also rather not wake up with Al.  [ too pompous for my tastes]

 

When I tune it in I expect weather. 


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:42 PM

A lot of direct people voiced the same.

I say enough reality. [ I counted 36 shows on their site.] I also rather not wake up with Al. [ too pompous for my tastes]

When I tune it in I expect weather.


That is what is wrong with network TV. Wayyyyyyyyyy too many reality shows. I rarely for that reason look at network TV.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

No word from Dish?

 

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:26 PM

No word expected until May ... May 2014 or May 2015 or May 2016 or ... but not likely until a May.
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:30 PM

Awww, C'mon, they could toss WN on as a teaser.


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