This debate continues to be Direct's "whipping-boy" to take subscribers minds off rate hikes and other real issues.
Rate hikes and other issues are TWC's excuse for providing a sub-par product? Provide the weather at a reasonable price and TWC would not be having issues with any carrier.
The idea that the Weather Channel doesn't program 24-hour weather is nonsense.
They air shows about weather 40% of the time. And that is if one is kind and counts "Highway Through Hell" (about a Canadian tow truck company) or "Freaks of Nature" as weather programming. Storm Stories, Twist of Fate and Raging Nature are at least "weather history" (similar to a news documentary) but Prospectors? That is weather? No.
Even when the news channels get in to their long form programs the topics are news investigation or news history. And on most channels the crawl is there giving the headlines. News all the time. TWC? "Weather on the 8's" twice an hour.
And on Sunday afternoon while severe storms struck Florida including a tornado warning TWC aired "Twist of Fate". Yep - that is "The Weather Channel".