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THE WEATHER CHANNEL

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#1 OFFLINE   DBSSTEPHEN

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:18 PM

directv is currently in negotiations with the weather channel and if they do remove twc they will launch a new weather mix channel in hd. the weather mix channel will contain a weather radar and weather loop from stations round the country


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

Do you have a link to this?


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

http://www.latimes.c...y#axzz2oiT9CpeU


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 04:18 PM

Thanks.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

The new weather channel, WeatherNation is already live. It's been live since Dec 16 on channel 361. 

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...live/?p=3209505

 

I think it's an awesome channel, it actually plays 24/7 WEATHER. Who would have thought?? I contacted DirecTV today and voiced my opinion, told them I'd be perfectly happy if they let their contract with TWC expire. TWC has shifted so far away from weather it's ridiculous. 


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:41 PM

TWC has shifted so far away from weather it's ridiculous. 

 

I'm pretty sure I heard they recently relaunched and went back to weather all the time now.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:47 PM

I'm pretty sure I heard they recently relaunched and went back to weather all the time now.


Not quite. The allegedly have weather on screen "all the time" but they are still showing a lot of non-weather programming (weather/climate related shows instead of meteorologists doing forecasts).
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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:24 PM

Not quite. The allegedly have weather on screen "all the time" but they are still showing a lot of non-weather programming (weather/climate related shows instead of meteorologists doing forecasts).

 

Ahhh, gotcha.  Sounds like what I read was misleading then.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:15 AM

Satelliteracer:  Is there a reason that The Weather Nation logos are NOT in the "Compare TV Packages" page at DirecTV's website?  If so, what is that reason?



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:41 AM

Probably because it's so new.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 04:11 AM

So does this mean if Directv makes a new deal with TWC we might lose the Weathernation?



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:23 AM

So does this mean if Directv makes a new deal with TWC we might lose the Weathernation?

 

That's my guess, although it's just an opinion. Isn't that what Dish did?



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:04 AM

I'm pretty sure I heard they recently relaunched and went back to weather all the time now.

 

This got a lot of people excited for nothing. There isn't even a ticker all the time. It's awful. WeatherNation is NOT a good substitute though because it's not live. There is no "breaking severe" updates on the national feed. I have a local feed of WeatherNation that has local updates on the 5's and a different schedule than the national feed, but the local feed is even less updated than the national feed. WN needs to be like TWC used to be - LIVE, constant weather. They need to use their affiliations better. So far, so good with WeatherNation, but it needs to be greatly improved. The graphics are .. meh ... too. Not as bad as the new TWC (WEA?) maps that you can't read, but they could be better. And you don't need to show 7 day forecasts blown up for cities right next to each other.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:52 AM

As a pointer- TV Apps may give some exactly what they want for weather info; others, no. 


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

The new weather channel, WeatherNation is already live. It's been live since Dec 16 on channel 361. 

 

http://www.dbstalk.c...live/?p=3209505

 

I think it's an awesome channel, it actually plays 24/7 WEATHER. Who would have thought?? I contacted DirecTV today and voiced my opinion, told them I'd be perfectly happy if they let their contract with TWC expire. TWC has shifted so far away from weather it's ridiculous. 

 

That's how the Weather Channel was when we first got it.  People I knew would watch it for hours and always have it on in the background.  It evolved, or de-evolved, to what it is today.  Back then, it was always talked about at work.  Now, I don't even turn it on.  I'd rather use my phone app.  I do like the WeatherNation channel.

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:06 PM

I would vote to drop TWC.  Weathernation is fine.  Anyone needing local severe weather info would be better off using a local source anyway. 


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:10 PM

That's my guess, although it's just an opinion. Isn't that what Dish did?

well maybe we can get weather scan them and they can make an HD one for directv that covers the full lower 48.

 

weather mix channel in hd. the weather mix channel will contain a weather radar and weather loop from stations round the country. Kind seems like weather scan that is SD only right now.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:59 PM

I use neither as i tune to the 6pm forecast on my local station as they seem to know just a little bit more about my local area. If there is severe weather i'll see a message pop up on my facebook feed from them or better yet, ill see in the sky that a storm is coming and then tune in to the local radar online to see whats up..

 

FWIW, if i had to chose, WeatherNation i feel is on the better track.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:39 AM

So does this mean if Directv makes a new deal with TWC we might lose the Weathernation?

 

 

That's my guess, although it's just an opinion. Isn't that what Dish did?

 

Why?  DirecTV's customer base is large enough to support 2 different weather channels. 


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:48 AM

I don't recall the last time I watched a weather channel. For weather forcasts, I use Weather Underground, and I have a SAME radio for severe weather alerts. Like Sacramento gets frequent severe weather unlike other portions of the country (tornado alley, anyone?)
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