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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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The Weather Channel .vs Direct TV

It appears that DirectTV will no longer air the Weather Channel. There appears to be a rate dispute. DirectTV says that they will air "Weather Nation", and some other weather related stuff, instead.

"The Weather Channel" (TWC) is throwing a big hissy fit. Generally, they (TWC) say that they provide a very needed public service and that people will be in serious danger if they cannot get TWC on DirectTV. TWC has urged everyone to ask Congress to intervene and to urge DirectTV to reconsider. They (TWC) is going all out in the press and on their broadcasts to make DirectTV look irresponsible for even THINK about dropping TWC.

That's hilarious, because every time that there's bad weather, my satellite TV goes out.

I quit watching TWC a long time ago - when they started airing mostly TV "reality" show series and not weather.

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 08:23 AM
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I use the internet version but not the TV version. But, I don't think that Congress should dictate what a network should show.

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Direct TV has issued a statement saying that they have had TOO MANY customer complaints about TWC digressing into non weather broadcasting.

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I quit watching when NBC got them.
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I've had DirecTV for several years, probably 10 or more, and can count the number of times I have tuned in to TWC on one hand. There are much better sources for weather info when you need it.

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Generally, they (TWC) say that they provide a very needed public service and that people will be in serious danger if they cannot get TWC on DirectTV. TWC has urged everyone to ask Congress to intervene and to urge DirectTV to reconsider
Do they not realize how ridiculous this makes them look?

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If the weather channel had Weather reporting on it - It would be worth watching - I hope they keep their word and it stays dropped.

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Good looking weather chicks was the only reason I watched TWC most of the time. Way too many commercials and way too far left leaning for my taste.
I watched Weather Nation this morning and it was OK except for not having any good looking weather chicks. Had a couple of dudes.
That needs to get fixed if they expect me to watch a lot.

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DirecTV has other ways of instantly getting the forecast in your area; so does the Internet.

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It looks like TWC is going the way of A&E and overestimating its' power in the broadcasting world and importance in our lives. The all global warming all the time channel does not get a lot of veiwership in our house. The local weather forcasts are very poor anyway.

Direct TV will not be hurt by dropping the reality weather show and the lengths to which they go to dramatize the weather.

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Rather than watch the weather channel, just look out the window,

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