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#26 OFFLINE   joed32

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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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#27 OFFLINE   fluffybear

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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.

 

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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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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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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:13 PM

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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Not sure , the could have just put out a camera, I don't need to see them standing in it LOL. All that tells me is weather men are dumb LOL.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:14 PM

Well, the women on TWC glam it up a lot more. But only a couple hours a day of actual weather makes it frustrating and effectively useless.

 

I got upset when they started naming winter storms like hurricanes just for publicity.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

I would like to see Weather Underground have a channel.

Considering that The Weather Channel purchased Weather Underground last year, the chances of that happening are slim to none.
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:34 PM

No Alex Wilson, no Directv for Me :(  I like both THC and Weathernation. I do wish TWC  would go back to all time weather! I don't care about there other shows.  



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

Probably not. Here's why, The Weather Channel is owned by NBC Universal. So, to get SyFy, USA, MSNBC, Universal Sports, Universal Network, NBC Sports Network, Ovation, We, CNBC, et. al., DirecTV will have to carry The Weather Channel. WeatherNation is much better; it is weather reports, which is the whole idea. The Weather Channel has turned into a reality channel, albeit weather related, with weather reports sprinkled in fro good measure. WeatherNation si what teh Weather Channel use dto be in its early days.



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:50 PM

Probably not. Here's why, The Weather Channel is owned by NBC Universal. So, to get SyFy, USA, MSNBC, Universal Sports, Universal Network, NBC Sports Network, Ovation, We, CNBC, et. al., DirecTV will have to carry The Weather Channel. WeatherNation is much better; it is weather reports, which is the whole idea. The Weather Channel has turned into a reality channel, albeit weather related, with weather reports sprinkled in fro good measure. WeatherNation si what teh Weather Channel use dto be in its early days.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

Probably not. Here's why, The Weather Channel is owned by NBC Universal. So, to get SyFy, USA, MSNBC, Universal Sports, Universal Network, NBC Sports Network, Ovation, We, CNBC, et. al., DirecTV will have to carry The Weather Channel. WeatherNation is much better; it is weather reports, which is the whole idea. The Weather Channel has turned into a reality channel, albeit weather related, with weather reports sprinkled in fro good measure. WeatherNation si what teh Weather Channel use dto be in its early days.

So, is bundling an exempt practice when it comes to negotiating packages with providers? I don't mean lower pricing if you buy all, but forcing you to take all or nothing. 


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:11 PM

Probably not. Here's why, The Weather Channel is owned by NBC Universal. So, to get SyFy, USA, MSNBC, Universal Sports, Universal Network, NBC Sports Network, Ovation, We, CNBC, et. al., DirecTV will have to carry The Weather Channel. WeatherNation is much better; it is weather reports, which is the whole idea. The Weather Channel has turned into a reality channel, albeit weather related, with weather reports sprinkled in fro good measure. WeatherNation si what teh Weather Channel use dto be in its early days.


Comcast can dream about being able to use the weather channel to leverage all those others but it won't happen. They aren't all up at the same time. Now they might try and leverage the others to get twc back on when those others come back up for renewal, but I'd bet they'd have to settle for less at that point than what they want today for twc.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:15 PM

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


I know a ton of older people in this country who will never have a smart phone and live in areas where weather is extremely important and will want a weather channel till the day they die. Maybe in another 40 years but for now, there's a need for these channels.

What sad is twc is trying to Figure out how to be more than what it was originally so it can make more money instead of just being happy being a cash cow...some times channels are best sticking to what they where when they where created and not trying to be "better"
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:38 PM

I know a ton of older people in this country who will never have a smart phone and live in areas where weather is extremely important and will want a weather channel till the day they die. Maybe in another 40 years but for now, there's a need for these channels. 

Well, a desire. If weather watching is of prime importance, TWC is not the answer (nor is Weathernation). Radio, internet, or local TV are all alternatives. Or keeping an eye towards where storms tend to sweep in. 


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