THE WEATHER CHANNEL

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by DBSSTEPHEN, Dec 27, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jan 21, 2014 #681 of 1333
    peterav

    peterav New Member

    18
    0
    Nov 10, 2007
    For all you folks who think WeatherNation is better than The Weather Channel, just watch the difference in coverage between the two for the winter storm going on now (Janus as TWC calls it). I had the chance to do that this evening and it's no comparison. The information on WeatherNation was either so old or so bad it was embarrassing. For example, their snowfall map showed absolutely nothing in Washington, Philly, NYC, Long Island or most of New England, despite reports of nearly a foot in some parts on The Weather Channel. They also show this map of where weather warnings are out that is totally illegible.

    Maybe they are 7x24 all the time, but if the information is wrong, what use is it?
     
  2. Jan 21, 2014 #682 of 1333
    peterav

    peterav New Member

    18
    0
    Nov 10, 2007
    And forgot to mention, weather nation spent nearly the same time covering the temperatures in Kansas, where nothing is going on, then one of the weather channel live reporters live inside the blizzard. Give me Jim Cantore any day, telling me about the real weather stories, not some useless temperature facts.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2014 #683 of 1333
    SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    6,266
    136
    Jun 6, 2009
    Again, if you're in an affected area, you should be watching your local media.

    Those 'names' are one of the main reasons many people despise them.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2014 #684 of 1333
    SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    6,266
    136
    Jun 6, 2009
    Unless you live in Kansas and don't care about a few flakes in the east.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2014 #685 of 1333
    Bambler

    Bambler Legend

    412
    16
    May 30, 2006
    That's why the channel is free to DirecTV, never mind the fact that we're all still paying for the coverage on a TWC. The only winner here is DirecTV, who gets to pocket 12 cents x 20 million each month to pure profit.

    Weather Nation is incapable of putting people out in the field for live broadcasting, or so I've been told. They just don't have the resources to do it.

    You get what you pay for.

     
  6. Jan 21, 2014 #686 of 1333
    Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,541
    617
    Dec 2, 2010
    Monterey...
    So, putting broadcasters out in the rain/hail/tornado/sleet/wind is the litmus test of good weather reporting? I don't think so. A bit of drama, yes.
     
  7. Jan 21, 2014 #687 of 1333
    peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    20,073
    1,075
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    yup, I really needed to see that "hammer banana" to understand how cold it was... !rolling
     
  8. Jan 21, 2014 #688 of 1333
    SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    6,266
    136
    Jun 6, 2009
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-weather-directv-board-fees-20140121,0,6065605.story
     
  9. Jan 22, 2014 #689 of 1333
    ATLFAN48

    ATLFAN48 Cool Member

    79
    6
    May 28, 2010
    Well when you pay nothing for nothing it doesn't have to be accurate. Congrats Directv you got what you paid for. Maybe something like this will prompt the parties to end this silly dispute over pennies spread out over 20 million subs.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2014 #690 of 1333
    catnapped

    catnapped AllStar

    114
    15
    Dec 14, 2007
  11. Jan 22, 2014 #691 of 1333
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    25,187
    1,607
    Nov 13, 2006
  12. Jan 22, 2014 #692 of 1333
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    25,187
    1,607
    Nov 13, 2006
    Looking out my window is more informing for my area than the weather channel ever was. That's not worth paying anything for either.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2014 #693 of 1333
    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    25,187
    1,607
    Nov 13, 2006
    Those 12 cents are already eaten up by another channels rights fees increases. Would you have rather dropped a different channel? At some Point channels will have to either disappear or drop rates if they aren't the most important because the most "important" are getting steeper and steeper price increases.

    We are at a breaking point. Viacom was the first battle. This is just another battle fighting ridiculous fee increase or overpaying for content in the first place.

    Again if the weather channel hadn't spent money on big names and stuck to what they had been doing good they wouldn't be as expensive as they are today and they wouldn't be off DIRECTV either.

    The problem for them is They are one channel that has no real leverage and isn't cared for passionately by hardly anyone and is easily replaceable in many ways.

    Let's see how weather nation looks in six months. ;)
     
  14. Jan 22, 2014 #694 of 1333
    KyL416

    KyL416 Hall Of Fame

    5,391
    1,063
    Nov 10, 2005
    Tobyhanna, PA
    Let's see who are the people who have to pay an ETF?
    - New subscribers who signed up for a free installation recently
    - People who activated leased equipment within the past 2 years
    - People who played retention roulette depending on how recent and what deal they got
     
  15. Jan 22, 2014 #695 of 1333
    armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    7,394
    65
    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    Oh nooo!!

    Now I have skin in this game.
    Our best looking local weather girl Kait Parker has gone to The Weather Channel.
     
  16. Jan 22, 2014 #696 of 1333
    gphvid

    gphvid Godfather

    502
    1
    Jun 19, 2007
    Thousand...
    WeatherNation may not have the resources yet but they will soon. Once they have some time running on DirecTV, they can up their ad rates and get their equipment upgraded. It is how most channels start anyway. TWC simply got way ahead of themselves and now find themselves nearly begging to be restored on DirecTV. I remember TWC looking pretty much like WeatherNation does now back in the early days. Give it time, they will improve.
     
  17. Jan 22, 2014 #697 of 1333
    TDK1044

    TDK1044 Godfather

    794
    89
    Apr 8, 2010
    This is a point well made. The notion that The Weather Channel is somehow more valuable because it deals with the weather is laughable. There are so many alternative ways to get weather information. So, yes, D* should go to TWC and offer them a subscription service deal. That way, those in fear of their lives because a television channel is not available to them, can pay for it. :hurah:
     
  18. Jan 22, 2014 #698 of 1333
    wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    4,703
    111
    Aug 16, 2006
    There are blizzard warnings up today for the I-29 corridor from the Canadian border down toward South Dakota. Hmm - no name on this storm - wonder why?
     
  19. Jan 22, 2014 #699 of 1333
    hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    32,456
    258
    Jul 28, 2004
    Even with all the winter storm activity going on this week...we've been somewhat surprised at how well Weather Nation is handling information, and haven't found a desperate need for The Weather Channel.
     
    1 person likes this.
  20. Jan 22, 2014 #700 of 1333
    HDTVFreak07

    HDTVFreak07 Icon

    706
    2
    Sep 12, 2007
    I don't see it. Weather Nation isn't any better than The Weather Channel. I've given them a try and still don't see it. I want my TWC BACK!!!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements