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.