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THE WEATHER CHANNEL

May remove weather channel

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#41 OFFLINE   damondlt

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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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#42 OFFLINE   V'ger

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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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#43 OFFLINE   KyL416

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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.

drop them all, and lower my price

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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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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:51 PM

My 90 year old aunt living in the middle of Texas watches two main things. Sports and everyone's weather. And I know plenty of others similar.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:11 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?  

 

Rich

 

I cant remember which hurricane it was, but they were doing a live shot on the street parallel to the ocean, and acting like they were having trouble standing in the wind, when an SUV of college students pulled up behind them and started mooning the weather channels camera.   I laughed my butt off.

 

Ah...I found it:


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

My 90 year old aunt living in the middle of Texas watches two main things. Sports and everyone's weather. And I know plenty of others similar.

 

yep they would lose a lot of business from those older customers if they don't have a weather channel option



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Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:51 PM

+1 for dropping TWC. It is a channel that has become worthless as they have gravitated to a 24/7 reality TV cable channel. I love the new Weathernation channel too!


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

ok with me.


You can keep the change

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 07:42 PM


Edited by JoeTheDragon, 29 December 2013 - 07:42 PM.

I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:08 PM

Even though thunderstorms are unheard of during snowstorms, he acts like he never saw a thunderstorm before :)


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:44 PM

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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The best were the "Flood Waters" NBC was reporting on previously.  The reporter was in a canoe and 2 men walked by and the water was barely above their ankles.

 


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:49 PM

The only reason for me to watch TWC is our hot local weather girl just left to work there.  :D


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:57 PM

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

 

Yep, if they can support the amount of shopping channels they have, they can support 2 weather channels.


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