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THE WEATHER CHANNEL

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#1241 OFFLINE   kb301

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 10:14 AM

We have charter here at work and I flipped through and noticed winter storm Vulcan on the screen. Damn near shot coffee out my nose.

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Ha ha, good one. I don't miss the reality TV at all. Weathernation and Directv will be rolling out a severe weather mix channel this month that will show the local news channels where the severe weather is occurring. I don't know about you guys, but if there's a major storm where I am at I am looking at local news anyway as they will provide the best information.



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#1242 OFFLINE   mrro82

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:18 PM

Because Vulcan is the God of Fire?

I didn't know that but now it's even more funny.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:09 PM

We have charter here at work and I flipped through and noticed winter storm Vulcan on the screen. Damn near shot coffee out my nose.

Sent from the jaws of my Hammerhead!

 

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FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

Opinions are my own but should be those of all Americans, who would be much better off intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally if that were the case.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 03:25 PM

We have charter here at work and I flipped through and noticed winter storm Vulcan on the screen. Damn near shot coffee out my nose.


I was joking earlier in the threads when I thought they would run out of names this year. Nine days to spring but only four names left?
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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:05 PM

Live long and prosper!

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 05:51 PM

It shows you much the weather channel is truly never coming back. I'm glad for one. The keeptheweatherchannel.com site now just redirects to weather.com.


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:28 PM

It shows you much the weather channel is truly never coming back. I'm glad for one. The keeptheweatherchannel.com site now just redirects to weather.com.

The Weather Channel gave up so now we can give up and move on to new topics.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:38 PM

My friend writes for the site and I found this pretty funny...

http://thevane.gawke...hard-1546904488

 

Sam Champion's Weather Channel Premiere Flops...Hard

Ouch. Viewers just aren't all that into Sam Champion's new show America's Morning Headquarters (AMHQ), according to premiere day ratings posted by The Hollywood Reporter.

 

That number [207,000 viewers] would not be a huge bummer for Weather — it isn't exactly a ratings force — were it not for the fact that AMHQ actually fell 12 percent from the four-week time slot average. And that's following weeks of an aggressive marketing campaign from the network, which is actively trying to broaden its brand (and its audience).

AMHQ's haul had it ranking 80th in all of cable between 7 and 10 a.m.. That's below HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade (No. 52) and a Lifetime rerun of Frasier (No. 66).

To be fair, that episode of Frasier was a classic. Ha ha...oh Roz.

But anyway, after weeks of The Weather Channel hyping up their new addition to the team, the premiere episode ranking "80th in all of cable" is incredibly disappointing for the network.

Champion's new morning show aims to format itself as a true morning news program in the same vein as Good Morning America or The Today Show, featuring non-weather news, sports, and documentary programming according to TVNewser.

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

Champion's new morning show aims to format itself as a true morning news program in the same vein as Good Morning America or The Today Show, featuring non-weather news, sports, and documentary programming according to TVNewser.


Will they never learn? TWC doesn't stand for "The Whatever Channel". Focus on the weather. :)
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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:02 AM

Its interesting when I mentioned to DirecTV that TWC has a 2nd feed that is just like WN,they didnt reply to my email.........

Weather Nation appears to be good.....But DTV could have the same thing if they carried the weather channels WEATHER ONLY feed also....

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:37 AM

Did you forget what you were told the 500 other times you brought that up in the other threads?

WeatherScan is not an actual channel with a national feed, it's a glorified version of Local on the 8s on a loop that is generated by an IntelliStar computer at the cable system's headend. There are no on screen meteorolgists giving an in depth forecast or anything like that on it. WeatherScan is NOTHING like WeatherNation.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:38 AM

"had it ranking 80th in all of cable between 7 and 10 a.m.."

 

80th?

 

That high huh?  I'da thunk more like 180th behind all the shopping and church channels and NASA TV.


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Posted 29 March 2014 - 04:06 AM

Did you forget what you were told the 500 other times you brought that up in the other threads?

WeatherScan is not an actual channel with a national feed, it's a glorified version of Local on the 8s on a loop that is generated by an IntelliStar computer at the cable system's headend

Thank you...... I blindly believed what the TWC person told me which I dont do very often!

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:04 AM

DirecTV and WeatherNation Sign Multi-Year Deal

 

I guess we shouldn't expect TWC back anytime soon, huh?  ;)


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:30 AM

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 11:42 AM

Still don't get the "glee" from TWC haters.  We lose a channel and their happy.  Rates still went up and and we lost a superior weather channel. (Yes one that shows reality shows.)  Thank goodness for their phone and tablet apps.   This becomes one the many "red flags" that I will use when my contract expires.

 

Some of My current "red flags" - continuous rate increases - loss of TWC - slow HD addition - no Epix Channel - imposing Adult icons into menu -  issues with Movers program - changing anniversary date - 



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:51 PM

What's the changing anaversry date?

Adult icon is gone now and has been for a while, they heard the complaints.

You want to talk about increase ing costs? Epic would be considerable to everyone based on what was rumored to be what they wanted for that channel.

And just consider this. As a west coaster all of TWC reality shows where on starting at a time when I could actually watch the channel. I never got to see weather on that channel anymore. How is that useful, or superior in any way to weather nation? That may not be the case for everyone, but for west coasters, that channel is mostly useless unfortunately since they don't have an east and west coast feed. And costs go up all the time, comparison about the sports and local networks before this channel swap on that front.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:01 PM

Still don't get the "glee" from TWC haters.  We lose a channel and their happy.  Rates still went up and and we lost a superior weather channel. (Yes one that shows reality shows.)  Thank goodness for their phone and tablet apps.   This becomes one the many "red flags" that I will use when my contract expires.

 

Some of My current "red flags" - continuous rate increases - loss of TWC - slow HD addition - no Epix Channel - imposing Adult icons into menu -  issues with Movers program - changing anniversary date - 

I was agnostic re TWC until they started with their crap about contacting Congress, about their hype that people will die if TWC was not on direcTV, that sort of thing. Now I hate the bas***ds. 

 

As to the rest of your plaint, you'll be happier elsewhere, for a while. 


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:05 PM

I was agnostic re TWC until they started with their crap about contacting Congress, about their hype that people will die if TWC was not on direcTV, that sort of thing. Now I hate the bas***ds. 

 

As to the rest of your plaint, you'll be happier elsewhere, for a while. 

 

This.  I was pretty neutral on the whole thing until TWC started really hitting below the belt and started acting like DIRECTV was killing people by pulling TWC.  And stuff like "Don't let DIRECTV Control the Weather?"  Really?  No, it was the garbage TWC was spewing while they should have been negotiating in good faith (and you don't slime a trading partner while you are negotiating with them in supposed good faith) that made me glad to see TWC's tactics blow up in their faces.  TWC was making it personal.  


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:31 PM

I was agnostic re TWC until they started with their crap about contacting Congress, about their hype that people will die if TWC was not on direcTV, that sort of thing. Now I hate the bas***ds.

As to the rest of your plaint, you'll be happier elsewhere, for a while.


Same. Their attitude sealed it for me.
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