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THE WEATHER CHANNEL

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#101 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

Didn't Dish do exactly that when they were negotiating with TWC las time around?


Yes ... the channel was on for a few days and then pulled with additional promises made (it was to be replaced by a regionalized 24/7 weather channel that never came). I remain disappointed even though years have passed and I generally don't watch TWC (I did use the weather app on the receiver earlier today to look at the forecast).

I don't like broken promises - and while DirecTV has not promised that WeatherNation will be carried, making the channel available is on some level a promise. (Have they even announced the channel? I don't see a press release or see it on their package comparison page.) It is not something that millions will leave DirecTV over, but it isn't good to add channels just to be dropped.
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#102 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:02 AM

Unheard of? I have been in at least 4 thunder snow storms every year. Most of the time it snows hard here in the mountains it is during a thunderstrom.

Well YMMV, but I've never seen it, what I did seen is a huge snowstorm one day, and thunder rain showers the next day.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:39 AM

We get them here in NJ, too.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:43 AM

We get them in Mi at times but it is rare.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:53 PM

May be a little off-topic.  But has anyone else's Local On The 8's stopped working?  That's the only reason I watched TWC.  It stopped showing up about 3 months ago.  HR24.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

Working here. When on TWC hit the red button for local then delete and renter your zip.
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

It worked!  Thanks, dude.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

Cool, now back to topic dump TWC.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:16 PM

Cool, now back to topic dump TWC.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:14 AM

Cool, now back to topic dump TWC.


The Weather Channel or Time Warner Cable? :)

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:45 AM

Both! :grin:


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:33 PM

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


Indeed and its MUCH BETTER than TWC is now!! (Does anyone think they will screw it up??)

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 08:06 AM

Looks like the temporary agreement ends Monday.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

This morning the Weather Channel is saying that DirecTV will drop them on Tuesday, and to call DirecTV and complain. They sound really concerned as every so often the announcers talk about it.

 

The Weather Channel just doesn't get the message. When people turn to their channel they want to see the weather, not reality shows. That is what we have The Discovery Channels for. If Weather Nation adds the local forecasts I won't miss the Weather Channel at all.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:37 AM

I'll be glad to see them go.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

This morning the Weather Channel is saying that DirecTV will drop them on Tuesday, and to call DirecTV and complain. They sound really concerned as every so often the announcers talk about it.

 

The Weather Channel just doesn't get the message. When people turn to their channel they want to see the weather, not reality shows. That is what we have The Discovery Channels for. If Weather Nation adds the local forecasts I won't miss the Weather Channel at all.

+1 for sure.

I rely on my computer for the weather.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:38 AM

+1 for sure.

I rely on my computer for the weather.

Yep , along with 3 locals that text me during school related and weather related Emergencies .

Every time I go to the weather channel, they always have some BS show on.  I can watch shows like this on Discovery channel.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:44 AM

+1 for sure.

I rely on my computer for the weather.

I do also, along with my smartphone. But occasionally I like to turn to the Weather Channel for weather, but now reality shows.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

I'll be glad to see them go.

 

Aww, now we'll miss all the guys standing in light rain waiting futilely for the hurricane that's gonna miss us.  And you know Jim Cantore is gonna get swept out to sea one of these days.  We'll all miss that.

 

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

Yep , along with 3 locals that text me during school related and weather related Emergencies .

Every time I go to the weather channel, they always have some BS show on.  I can watch shows like this on Discovery channel.

 

That the Nixle alerts?  I get them and find them quite handy.  

 

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:26 AM

As a Premier sub with four sports packages I am dead set against anytime content is taken away no matter what that content happens to be.  The bigger issue here is that this is once again DTV vs. Comcast.  Even if you're on board with TWC going away, will you be when it is SCI-FY, USA, MSNBC, etc.  First it was G4 and now TWC.  Comcast is the poster child for why providers should not be allowed into the content business on a national level.  It's fine when we're talking about a channel exclusive to that system but not one with national feed.  Every sub should fight for TWC, because sooner or later its going to be a channel you do care about and don't want to see dropped.  If it does go away our bills won't drop anyway.  Although given TWC's reach I can't see this one going away forever no matter what happens Tuesday.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:08 PM

Yeah I think Comcast just wants to sabotage and jeopardize DirecTV. They won't even allow CSN Philly on the system because they are too afraid to have subscriber defications to direcTV. Well maybe if they would focus on their core product, deliver a good one and believe in it- they could wash that fear away and instill a fair playing ground. They haven't added any new HD for over 2 years. Anyway I think a lot stems from the sports net debate and then into G4 and now TWC. Notice we don't have Esquire, Oxygen or Sprout in HD either. I think losing TWC is just going to aggravate the existing rift between DirecTV and Comcast. Looks like we will never see new NBC/Comcast content in HD unless the two companies can be adults and put their differences aside. Though I think it's mostly on Comcast because they know they have a **** product and if DirecTv had all the same content all comcast would have left is Internet and phone subs.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:24 PM

That the Nixle alerts?  I get them and find them quite handy.  

 

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You get your school closings and delays, along with any severe weather alerts that are issued, I have it set for 3 counties.

Its nice!

 

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:29 PM

Yeah I think Comcast just wants to sabotage and jeopardize DirecTV. They won't even allow CSN Philly on the system because they are too afraid to have subscriber defications to direcTV. Well maybe if they would focus on their core product, deliver a good one and believe in it- they could wash that fear away and instill a fair playing ground. They haven't added any new HD for over 2 years. Anyway I think a lot stems from the sports net debate and then into G4 and now TWC. Notice we don't have Esquire, Oxygen or Sprout in HD either. I think losing TWC is just going to aggravate the existing rift between DirecTV and Comcast. Looks like we will never see new NBC/Comcast content in HD unless the two companies can be adults and put their differences aside. Though I think it's mostly on Comcast because they know they have a **** product and if DirecTv had all the same content all comcast would have left is Internet and phone subs.

 

 

 

Sorry, not trying to be mean, but I almost fell off my chair laughing when I saw that.  Thanx for the chuckle.

 

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

.  Comcast is the poster child for why providers should not be allowed into the content business on a national level.  It's fine when we're talking about a channel exclusive to that system but not one with national feed.  Every sub should fight for TWC,

So by your claim, we should just keep paying more money because we don't want to piss off Comcast?

 

We know our bills won't drop, we are not stupid.  But fixing a drippy faucet early prevents more near future damage.


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