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Weather Nation is Improving with Local Forecasts & Radar


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#21 OFFLINE   jamieh1

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:24 PM

Same set up as TWC. Only difference I see is the icons for the weather (sun, clouds, rain, ETC).  Wonder when it will be add to ACTIVE Ch.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:40 PM

I never did miss the TWC. Much better local resources available in weather emergency situations like NOAA broadcast weather radio & local channels.  If I want just the forecast for non emergency I use the internet.  


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:34 PM

I think the issue has been that they are losing audience and asking for more money at the same time. Mr. White was wise to move in this direction.

 

Agreed... that was my point.  I'll miss TWC on DirecTV (I still sorta have it on my Apple TV, and of course, my iPhone/iPad apps), but I'm glad that DirecTV is taking this stance, and working with WeatherNation to bring a comparable interactive feature back.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

Red button for local forecast doesn't work during commercials.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:19 PM

Red button for local forecast doesn't work during commercials.


I just tried it. It worked. The ticker was still up, too.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

Red button for local forecast doesn't work during commercials.

You must wait until it loads and the message to press the red button comes up for it to work, just like the previous one did.

I think a lot of people go to the channel and press the red button right away.

Wait for the message.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:19 PM

Directv has channel 362-1 up with info about this.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:30 PM

Nah, TWC ain't coming back. Directv is all in.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:48 PM

Nah, TWC ain't coming back. Directv is all in.

how far will comcast / nbc go to get it back???

 

Directv will not want to give up the NHL fans by losing NBCSN, NHL NET, CNBC, NBC and that's just the NHL.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

how far will comcast / nbc go to get it back???
 
Directv will not want to give up the NHL fans by losing NBCSN, NHL NET, CNBC, NBC and that's just the NHL.


I do not believe that NBCU will go that far to get TWC back on DirecTV.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:22 PM

I do not believe that NBCU will go that far to get TWC back on DirecTV.

They might offer some inducement, but they're only a part owner, and their stake in the channel isn't big enough to warrant hardball. I'd be very surprised to see TWC back on DIRECTV.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:02 AM

My cities loaded and the local weather came up twice as fast as the weather channel.  Can't wait for the radar and other local information they talked about - has anyone heard if Directv will pick up AccuWeathers new channel.  ?



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

What provider will be next to do this?


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:54 AM

Dish will drop them next as soon as their current contract runs out. Of course this is speculation, but, they did have a spat when the last contract was signed in 2010 and they used what is now Weather Nation to fill in at that time.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:28 AM

My cities loaded and the local weather came up twice as fast as the weather channel.  Can't wait for the radar and other local information they talked about - has anyone heard if Directv will pick up AccuWeathers new channel.  ?

 

You may find that the addition of radar will slow that screen load.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:37 AM

Someone at network weather Channel told me that directv is negotiating a contract with them when they launch in October. Would like to see them carry both AccuWeather and network weather channels


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:16 AM

Today.....Red button still brings up local 5 day forecast, but current conditions are missing for all my cities.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:19 AM

Today.....Red button still brings up local 5 day forecast, but current conditions are missing for all my cities.

Yep, they or DTV is having a problem at the moment. I just checked and it says temporarily unavailable. It was there earlier this morning when I go t up.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:49 AM

Yep, they or DTV is having a problem at the moment. I just checked and it says temporarily unavailable. It was there earlier this morning when I go t up.

This used to occasionally happen with the old app too.


I grew up in a 3-channel world...and there's often still nothing on I want to watch!

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:52 AM

Someone at network weather Channel told me that directv is negotiating a contract with them when they launch in October. Would like to see them carry both AccuWeather and network weather channels
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Have heard of upcoming Accuweather Channel, but what is Network Weather Channel?




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