Skip to comments.AccuWeather Announces the Launch of the AccuWeather Channel in Q3 2014
Posted on 01/16/2014 2:12:54 PM PST by FlJoePa
AccuWeather Global Headquarters, January 13, 2014 - AccuWeather is pleased to announce it will launch a 24X7 weather channel, to be known as the AccuWeather Channel, in the third quarter of 2014.
AccuWeather had not planned to make the announcement at this time, but decided to accelerate the announcement in light of the controversy that has developed between DIRECTV and The Weather Channel and in order to make the public aware of an additional offering that will be available to them later this year.
AccuWeather is already the leading source of weather forecasts, information and data and is considered to be the most accurate and valuable source of weather forecasts around the world.
The Superior Accuracy of AccuWeather forecasts has allowed us to create a strong brand that has saved lives, protected property and placed pinpoint weather information in the hands of our consumers. AccuWeather has been recognized for its innovative and valuable displays and presentation of the weather to the public and private sectors.
AccuWeather's forecasts are the most localized and most customized and it is the only source for day-by-day forecasts 45 days in advance. AccuWeather is also prepared to launch MinuteCast, which will provide minute-by-minute forecasts for every location in the United States and Canada.
The new AccuWeather Channel will be focused on helping people make better decisions in planning to improve life and safety. It will provide highly localized and customized forecasts, and will round out AccuWeather's suite of services to the public. AccuWeather already provides weather forecasts by smartphones, tablets, AccuWeather.com web and mobile sites, radio, AccuWeather-affiliated television stations, and over 500 newspapers nationwide.
The new AccuWeather Channel will be streamed on AccuWeather.com and other internet sites, as well as through media partner affiliate mobile and internet sites and is expected to be available through cable and satellite carriers.
I can’t wait
I was early fan of Weather Channel since my parents was first people get it lately it all reality show like Coast Guard Alaska
Just what we need another useless TV channel
As long as they don’t push global warming/climate change with every extreme weather event, it will be a welcome alternative to TWC.
And as for TWC’s “Local on the Eights,” they have cut back on the daily info [to less than a minute?], deleted some audio forecast info, and added commercials.
When I look up the weather I always use Accuweather. May be a good deal.
TWC needs to can the Brother in the morning and just keep Stephanie Babrams
I prefer WeatherBELL.
The Weather Channel is a suck-up for that global warming crap.
I certainly prefer Joe Bastardi to Joel Myers. The AccuWeather people do a pretty good job though. At one point I think every other meteorologist in the country was a PSU grad.
Watching Bastardi discuss the weather would be most excellent...
I wonder if they will gravitate to being the Fox of weather when it comes to “global warming/climate change”. NOAA and The Weather Channel (look who owns them) are obviously left of center.
You know that the world is going to hell when the WEATHER becomes a political issue.
TWC now shows as much weather as MTV does music videos.
Bastardi cut his ties with AccuWeather. He formed his own company Weather Bell.
I know...another poster mentioned him and I just thought it would be great to see Joe on the tube instead...
I wish he’d replace Joel Myers (AccuWeather founder) on the PSU board of trustees.
I get my weather on the internet. I used to use the Weather Channel for local weather, but a few years ago they added a bunch of crap and eliminated most of the useful information.
So I went over to Accuweather as my primary source. But frankly that also offers less information than it used to.
More ads, more cr*p, less information. That seems to be the direction they’re all going.
Good, it’s gotta be an improvement over the liberal progressive Global Warming pushing twits at the Weather Channel.
Instead of an NBC channel it will be an ABC channel. No difference.
I hear with recent actions of Direct TV dropping Weather channel over pay fee that possiblty Accu weather do deal with Direct Tv first then may go to cable subscriber
I hoping Verzion Fios carry it
I wonder if anyone would think it’s ok for , say, ESPN to be a ‘sports’ channel with NO sports. Yet TWC can call themselves a ‘weather’ channel when they are a magazine channel and their programming has little-if anything- to do with current weather.
Hmmm..ESPN with no sports.
Food Network..with no food.
Would we be wrong to object then?
I was in State College last week, and my daughter said that either AccuWeather or The Weather Channel (forget which) was founded there . . .
AccuWeather has been recognized for its innovative and valuable displays and presentation of the weather to the public and private sectors.Newspeak gobbledegook. What do they actually mean? When they say, public . . . sector, they mean government - and when they say private sector they mean, I take it, " displays and presentation of the weather provided to privately owned broadcasters for transmission to the public.
An outstanding example of confusion, in this case not intended for political effect, of the euphemistic use of public when the writer means government.
His Weekend Update is posted here on FR every Saturday. Most informative.