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THE WEATHER CHANNEL

May remove weather channel

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#21 OFFLINE   catnapped

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

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

Not if NBC Universal(-slash-Comcast) has a say in it:

 

"We're the exculsive weather network on your service or we pull our other channels off"


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#22 OFFLINE   joed32

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:54 AM

WN has no local weather, useless to me.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:55 AM

Drop the Weather Channel.
I think most people resort to their Local Channels, computers and Smart Phones anyway.
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:56 AM

WN has no local weather, useless to me.

http://www.wunderground.com/


And their Radar loop is less then 3 minutes behind, not 15 minutes behind like the weather channels
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:01 AM

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

 

This is what I use when I am at the TV and want to know about the weather in MY AREA.   No point waiting for the evening news as Atlanta area TV stations & Weather Channel and Weather Nation (Weather Nation which is also offered in the Atlanta area on WXIA 11.2) for the most part ignore everything south of the airport even though Peachtree City is where the National Weather Service's forecast center for Georgia is located so watching any of them is more or less useless.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:01 AM

http://www.wunderground.com/


And their Radar loop is less then 3 minutes behind, not 15 minutes behind like the weather channels

I have no problem finding weather information on line, just don't see the need for a national weather channel that has no local info. You can see the national weather on line as well but we're discussing TV channels.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

Not if NBC Universal has a say in it ("we're the exculsive weather network on your service or we pull our other channels off")

 

I don't believe they can do that.  

If they could, you would have conglomerates like NBC Universal telling cable/satellite systems they can only carry NBC news & sports network :barf:

 

Weather Nation was exclusive to Dish for 4 whole days until the carriage dispute between Weather Channel & Dish.  Since that time, it has been a digital sub-channel for the most part being offered on around 20 stations (plus about a dozen repeaters - mostly in Minnesota).

 

Personally, I would like to See DirecTV keep both. Maybe then WXIA would replace it on 11.2 with something such as Cozi TV or Antenna TV (currently being offered on WXIA's sister station WATL - 36.3)


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:40 AM

About the only time we watch the Weather Channel is during Hurricane season. 

We tune in to see where Jim Cantore is and THAT'S where the eye will cross.

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 08:55 AM

Weathernation is fantastic.  Weather Channel is good for tropical storms and little else.

 

I wouldn't miss TWC at all.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:00 AM

Drop the Weather Channel.
I think most people resort to their Local Channels, computers and Smart Phones anyway.

little fact that is being dismissed.  with the proliferation of smartphones, these weather channels have become useless for what they were supposed to provide.  


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

http://www.wunderground.com/


And their Radar loop is less then 3 minutes behind, not 15 minutes behind like the weather channels

 

That's where I get my weather too.  I don't waste my time watching weather on tv, none of them can get the forecast right anyways.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:34 AM

Not if NBC Universal has a say in it ("we're the exculsive weather network on your service or we pull our other channels off")

 

I can understand all these other "weather related" programs airing during the day.  But when I am going to bed in the evening, I want to be able to turn on TWC and get weather.  Not Coast Guard Alaska. :(

 

I would like to see Weather Underground have a channel. 


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:08 AM

Weather Nation is so much better than TWC now! I wouldn't mind. I used to really like TWC. I do notice that WeatherNation does loop over night. I had it on one night and notice a met saying the same exact thing as he said in the last hour.....



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:44 AM

Drop the Weather Channel.
I think most people resort to their Local Channels, computers and Smart Phones anyway.

 

I even dropped the Weather Bug in favor of my smart phone app.  Much better.  Always handy.

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:48 AM

http://www.wunderground.com/


And their Radar loop is less then 3 minutes behind, not 15 minutes behind like the weather channels

 

Nice site. Saved it.  Thanx.

 

Rich


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:50 AM

Weathernation is fantastic.  Weather Channel is good for tropical storms and little else.

 

I wouldn't miss TWC at all.

 

And so, the obsession begins.  Be careful. 

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:53 AM

Nice site. Saved it.  Thanx.
 
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I love it,
I haven't used the Weather channel in years.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:53 AM

That's where I get my weather too.  I don't waste my time watching weather on tv, none of them can get the forecast right anyways.

 

You have to admit, seeing those poor souls standing on beaches in the middle or hurricanes is interesting.  Seeing them in mild rainstorms that are supposed to be hurricanes or standing in an inch of snow that is supposed to be a blizzard is even funnier.  I think. I'd miss those moments.

 

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 11:57 AM

You have to admit, seeing those poor souls standing on beaches in the middle or hurricanes is interesting.  Seeing them in mild rainstorms that are supposed to be hurricanes or standing in an inch of snow that is supposed to be a blizzard is even funnier.  I think. I'd miss those moments.
 
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Yea that was quite Funny.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:11 PM

Yea that was quite Funny.

 

Did you see the morons in Battery Park when Sandy hit NY harbor?  I know how serious that was but what were they thinking?  

 

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