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THE WEATHER CHANNEL

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#61 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:05 PM

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.

 

Wow, talk about sensationalism !!!!


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:52 PM

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

 

I am sure they could, if the weather channels in question paid DirecTv to be carried and gave DirecTv a cut of their profits, like the shopping channels do.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:55 PM

Wow, talk about sensationalism !!!!

The hosts called out the reporter pretty well, however. 


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:16 AM

I find it rather humorus how there is a trapped ship in the antarctic ice and the Weather Channel is having live interviews with the crew...


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:33 AM

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.

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 09:39 AM

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.

 

 

I've never understood why people live so close to the river in Wayne.  I've never understood why I bought a house so close to the Raritan River.   You'd think growing up down the shore in NJ, I'd have been more aware of the flooding possibilities.  

 

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 03:31 PM

D* gets paid to carry the shopping channels.  They'll take as many as they can get (as I fondly recall 1996 when they only had a few shopping channels).

 

Back on topic - Drop TWC and send a message that we don't want your darn reality shows.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:50 AM

All channels these days have deviated to reality shows.  Really is A&E about "Arts and Entertainment" anymore?  Is Bravo about theater?  Is MTV about Music?  The answer is NO to all of those.

 

Also being an NBC/Comcast property, I think there could be some hard feelings between DirecTV and Comcast all from that CSN Sportsnet Philly debate where Comcast will not let that network on.  That's fine with me, I have no regional sports fees because of it, so it can stay that way for all I care.  But Oxygen, Esquire and Sprout are all NBC Comcast properties but they are not in HD with DirecTV.  So TWC might have to negotiate big with other properties to stay.  Like say "we will give you Esquire, Oxygen and Sprout in HD as well as keep TWC for the new negotiated price".

 

Why would Weather Nation get cut either?  There's more than one sports channel, more than one music channel, more than one movie channel, so surely there can be more than one weather channel.  It's all about options for the very diverse subscriber base.  Being added so quickly, couldn't WN sue DirecTV if they pulled it off so fast?  I'm sure Weathernation is loving the fact that they have millions of potential viewers now with the carriage on DirecTV.  Prior to that they were literally a nobody.  I'm sure they would want to fight to stay on DirecTV.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

This ain't G4.   This  one gets resolved rather quickly is my bet.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:44 PM

"Spokespeople for DirecTV and the Weather Channel declined to comment on their talks. The carriage agreement expires at the end of the year."

 

The end of the year is soon.

 

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:46 PM

I HOPE DIREC DROP THE TWC. :rotfl:



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

I hope they keep Weather Nation on.....I like it a whole lot better than the Weather Channel....This channel is all Weather....Imagine that all weather... No digging in the Rocks for Jems... no Coast Guard Alaska etc. and so on.....IF they want to have those Shows on they need to add a SubChannel. I no longer care for the Weather Channel and their LACK of Weather.....Weather Nation said they will be updating their Maps and Graphics soon as well.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 07:48 PM

I hope they keep Weather Nation on.....I like it a whole lot better than the Weather Channel....This channel is all Weather....Imagine that all weather... No digging in the Rocks for Jems... no Coast Guard Alaska etc. and so on.....IF they want to have those Shows on they need to add a SubChannel. I no longer care for the Weather Channel and their LACK of Weather.....Weather Nation said they will be updating their Maps and Graphics soon as well.

drop Weather Channel now they are not even showing live reports to night.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:37 AM

I see it's still on and with the storm about to hit the northeast, I can't say I'm surprised.

I wonder if this is a temporary extension or if a deal was reached.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:01 PM

When I saw a Sixto Report on my inbox this morning, I was expecting it to be dropping the channel. I think it's not necessarily that they have to drop it on expiration, but the owner can require it to be dropped. But there likely was an extension. Sent from my Z10 using DBSTalk mobile app

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:22 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.

That may or not be true. It depends on how their contract with Directv reads.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:43 PM

WeatherNation does not have live continuous weather. They record and playback their shows. They are just a small outfit with limited resources so I don't trust them to have accurate and reliable weather. The quality of the info will be a major downgrade if they end up replacing TWC, and another example of DirecTV screwing us.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 07:25 PM

WeatherNation does not have live continuous weather. They record and playback their shows. They are just a small outfit with limited resources so I don't trust them to have accurate and reliable weather. The quality of the info will be a major downgrade if they end up replacing TWC, and another example of DirecTV screwing us.

no example of comcast / nbc screwing us all.

 

They killed G4 / tech and the scifi channel lost good shows.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:57 AM

Why no local Weather on Weathernation?  I like both.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:27 AM

I see it's still on and with the storm about to hit the northeast, I can't say I'm surprised.

 

Ahem, that's Snowstorm Hercules, buddy!  Better get it straight or else! LOL  :rotfl:






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