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    Default What happened to the weather channel?

    I have direct tv and the weather channel is gone! What's the deal? I miss watching wake up with Stephane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi_newman View Post
    I have direct tv and the weather channel is gone! What's the deal? I miss watching wake up with Stephane!
    This has been on the Weather Channel for a few weeks at least. Long story short, direct tv and the Weather Channel must have some sort of contract dispute and Direct TV dropped them. I remember there was something between cable and the Big Ten Network dispute and it got ironed out.

    The Weather Channel has a website to get it back.

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    weather channel has changed in to a reality tv network.
    Just like Mtv used to be videos.

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    Oh no! The biggest drama channel is gone?? Who is going to get the USA all up in arms now that Jim Cantore is not on DTV???

    Hopefully they get it worked out. Nothing like see weather people struggling to hold themselves upright in 30 mph winds during storm coverage.

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    All I watch it for is the good lookin weather gals is all..I do like the red button feature to look at the current temp and radar.

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    Charter cable does not have weather on weather channel either. Charter added cool channel witch is Live Doppler and Noah. Then they give us on target weather network. Way more accurate then weather channel too.

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    Read an article the other day that TWC is owned by Comcast. Directv said No Way on the terms of carrying them so, no more "Weather Channel". As stated above, just another crappy reality TV channel now so, no big loss for me.

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    From what cnn said, TWC wanted .01 from every customer that direct had, which could come out to an extra $300k. Direct came back with the channel is now 40 or 50% reality shows and not what is advertised anymore.

    Basically a pissing match between both sides.

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    Charter cable does not have weather on weather channel either. Charter added cool channel witch is Live Doppler and Noah. Then they give us on target weather network. Way more accurate then weather channel too.
    We have it on our Charter Cable, have it on right now, ch. 7 and ch. 24-7.

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    it was the news last week.......Cantori (sp) ?was trying to say that people will die without weather channel....really, he did say that!!!!



    "As a result, DIRECTV recently launched WeatherNation—Ch 362—as an alternative to The Weather Channel to provide 24/7 hard news weather coverage. No reality programming, just real weather"

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    Quote Originally Posted by snocrazy View Post
    weather channel has changed in to a reality tv network.
    Just like Mtv used to be videos.
    Completely agree.

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    I believe that at one time TWC was able to convince the FCC that their programming was essential, by providing weather warnings to the general public. It was then allowed to force all the TV service providers to carry them and give them a percentage of the take.

    Now days, if one of their reality shows are playing a weather warning happens, it does not even appear. So I think perhaps the renewal of the FCC directive did not happen and thus cable/satellite providers are able to have more control over things.

    I used to enjoy their programming back around 20 years ago, but quite honestly did not get into the reality stuff at all and probably have not watched more than 60 second of their programming in many years. Do they even have forecasts any more?

    -John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Administrator View Post
    I believe that at one time TWC was able to convince the FCC that their programming was essential, by providing weather warnings to the general public. It was then allowed to force all the TV service providers to carry them and give them a percentage of the take.

    Now days, if one of their reality shows are playing a weather warning happens, it does not even appear. So I think perhaps the renewal of the FCC directive did not happen and thus cable/satellite providers are able to have more control over things.

    I used to enjoy their programming back around 20 years ago, but quite honestly did not get into the reality stuff at all and probably have not watched more than 60 second of their programming in many years. Do they even have forecasts any more?
    -John
    When they did have forecasts,it was all about the East coast,they never say anything about the mountain community's out west. If New York gets 2" and we get 16" nothing would be mentioned about us and yet they would have a live report from New York.

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    Actually forgotten the channel existed. Kinda hard switching to a "weather" channel, never to see the actual weather.

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    I used to watch them quite a bit, but not at all in the past 7+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firecatguy View Post
    it was the news last week.......Cantori (sp) ?was trying to say that people will die without weather channel....really, he did say that!!!!



    "As a result, DIRECTV recently launched WeatherNation—Ch 362—as an alternative to The Weather Channel to provide 24/7 hard news weather coverage. No reality programming, just real weather"
    Weather Nation may be up & comer but no local interaction or fav cities via red button. Sucks IMO

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    I used to watch TWC RELIGIOUSLY! Especially in the winter. I would anxiously wait for the 7 day forecast. IMO, there are two things that have spelled the demise of TWC (even though I am quite certain that DirecTV will carry them again at some point....DirecTV tends to try and swing a big stick at times):

    1) The Internet
    2) John Dee

    That being said, I see that Accuweather will be launching a new "TV" channel later this year.
    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weathe...-laun/22055195

    It will be interesting to see how they do their programming.

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    I miss jen already

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    basically Direct TV wanted to pay TWC 20%less per viewer DT was trying to save some money TWC wouldnt budge so DT called their bluff and replaced them with weather nation.Graphics and interactive wise TWC is light yrs ahead of Weather nation so i guess you get what you pay for now if i can get Direct TV to pass on the savings

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    Quote Originally Posted by saber1 View Post
    basically Direct TV wanted to pay TWC 20%less per viewer DT was trying to save some money TWC wouldnt budge so DT called their bluff and replaced them with weather nation.Graphics and interactive wise TWC is light yrs ahead of Weather nation so i guess you get what you pay for now if i can get Direct TV to pass on the savings
    Agree weather nation seems bush league....I'm not impressed...no T&A ...some UGLY people ...lol... no control button features.... pretty darn drab if you ask me.....not what I'm paying for & dtv will hear about it one of these days when I'm bored I'll give them a call. Weekend TV forecasts hard to come by up here in the WI northwoods so local button gave me 5 day outlook & regional & US radar was well used. I also kept track of FL & Toronto where I travel for biz just push the button & had it. Weather Nation SUCKS zero features.

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    i would give DT a call i did a few Months back and bitched about how expensive they are getting i was going to down grade so they gave me HBO and Showtime free for a year just to keep me happy.I do miss the interactive too i used to have 4 to 5 of my riding places locked in and would check from time to time before planning trips also local radar and forecast were useful if enough people bitch they might bring them back

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitedust View Post
    Agree weather nation seems bush league....I'm not impressed...no T&A ...some UGLY people ...lol... no control button features.... pretty darn drab if you ask me.....not what I'm paying for & dtv will hear about it one of these days when I'm bored I'll give them a call. Weekend TV forecasts hard to come by up here in the WI northwoods so local button gave me 5 day outlook & regional & US radar was well used. I also kept track of FL & Toronto where I travel for biz just push the button & had it. Weather Nation SUCKS zero features.
    Yep Duluth doesn't have much for news on the weekends so getting weather updates are hard to see on tv...wish NOAA had a tv channel...they would blow twc out of the water!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemi_newman View Post
    Yep Duluth doesn't have much for news on the weekends so getting weather updates are hard to see on tv...wish NOAA had a tv channel...they would blow twc out of the water!
    My charter cable has NOAA and it is depressing and drab. But it gives decent weather.

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    I've been following this as I'm in the camp of goodbye Weather Channel ever since they kept running tv shows while we had tornado warnings. They are owned by NBC who has done the move to more money focused options than what made the TWC great. WeatherNation is a new one that's been around 3 years or so and is out of Minneapolis and Paul Douglas (snowmobiler) as their head person. They have some catching up to do but when you are starting out and get thrust forward in a situation like this I think it takes some catching up. Give them time to get straightened out and I think you'll like WeatherNation. Oh, and they've shown webcams from John's on their webcasts and blogs, so I give them a like for that.

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    willing to give weather nation a chance but they need to catch up quick

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    And in the mean time , Direct TV is raising there prices again this year , dropped the weather channel , and what else am i missing

    I miss the weather channel actually - Time for another phone call about my bill

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    Honestly, if you have a computer, you get anything from anywhere about wx when you want it and while it is happening including webcams that show you what is happening right there....and along the highway you will be traveling.

    So with all this you still need any of the dumb and dumber channels that spoon feed you crap you don't need to know about? Honestly, do you really need some idiot standing in the surf to tell you that it is windy and the waves are rolling? Commmmonnnnn!

    Please people....lock some favorites, and do your own wx reporting for what matters to YOU. And then get on with life.

    You will survive without the Wx channel...I have for 8 or 9 years now.

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    I miss Heather Tesch

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    Agree 100% with Whitedust!!

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    back when TWC was real....


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    I believe the old slogan was - "The Weather Channel - for everything you do!"

    I will admit I learned a **** of a lot from TWC back in the day.

    Damn I miss the old days. Dad warned me that would happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspease View Post
    I used to watch them quite a bit, but not at all in the past 7+ years.
    mspease is that about the time Alexandra Steel left?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonomoose View Post
    Honestly, if you have a computer, you get anything from anywhere about wx when you want it and while it is happening including webcams that show you what is happening right there....and along the highway you will be traveling.

    So with all this you still need any of the dumb and dumber channels that spoon feed you crap you don't need to know about? Honestly, do you really need some idiot standing in the surf to tell you that it is windy and the waves are rolling? Commmmonnnnn!

    Please people....lock some favorites, and do your own wx reporting for what matters to YOU. And then get on with life.

    You will survive without the Wx channel...I have for 8 or 9 years now.
    exactly what I think...

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    Looks like weather nation is starting to add features. I had not tuned in for along time but storm coming tonight so tuned in to see their take & low & behold local & your cities feature was added. Local radar coming soon so getting better!

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    yea saw that getting better

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_in_il View Post
    I used to watch TWC RELIGIOUSLY! Especially in the winter. I would anxiously wait for the 7 day forecast. IMO, there are two things that have spelled the demise of TWC (even though I am quite certain that DirecTV will carry them again at some point....DirecTV tends to try and swing a big stick at times):

    1) The Internet
    2) John Dee

    That being said, I see that Accuweather will be launching a new "TV" channel later this year.
    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weathe...-laun/22055195

    It will be interesting to see how they do their programming.
    steve in il Like my Grandpa usta say "Boy believe the weather rock (a boulder in his yard about 6ft by 2,0000,000 lbs I was about 5 or 6 yrs old) if it is wet its raining if it is hot its summer , if its white its snowing ,if its gone its WINDY.... Grandpa was smart!!!!!! MEATHEAD

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    Just noticed I have both weather channel & weather nation with direct tv.

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