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Storm Brews As DirecTV Looks To Drop The Weather Channel
Buzz Feed ^ | January 11, 2014, updated January 13, 2014 | Jon Passantino

Posted on 01/13/2014 8:32:07 PM PST by QT3.14

The Weather Channel says it may be dropped from DirecTV’s lineup as soon as tonight when a carriage agreement between the two expires, removing the channel from some 20 million households.

The network launched a campaign Saturday featuring a website and social media push encouraging viewers to contact DirecTV and members of Congress to keep the channel on the satellite provider.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climate; forcasting; weather; weatherchannel
Whining to Congress? Jeez!

Comments at link say it all. The channel is turning into reality TV and a mouthpiece for globaloney warming.

1 posted on 01/13/2014 8:32:08 PM PST by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

I watch it muted, so I don’t have to listen to the GW crap.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 8:36:21 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: QT3.14

I have DirecTV and I rarely tuned into the overly dramatic Weather Channel.

GOOD RIDDANCE!


3 posted on 01/13/2014 8:37:16 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: QT3.14

Could it be due to a truthfulness problem? Hope so but doubt that it is anything other than a money problem...too bad.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 8:38:26 PM PST by Deagle (ues)
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To: QT3.14

Progressive weather brought to you by NBC


5 posted on 01/13/2014 8:40:35 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: QT3.14

The last time I tuned in to the Weather Chanel was to watch hurricane Katrina.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 8:40:44 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: QT3.14

They should call it the Advertizement Channel. Since NBC took it over it has even gotten worse.


7 posted on 01/13/2014 8:41:51 PM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: VeniVidiVici
Progressive weather brought to you by NBC

Yep, and who owns NBC?

8 posted on 01/13/2014 8:43:59 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: QT3.14

I stopped watching TWC when they went global warmer, but I would have stopped anyway because they never showed useful weather anymore. It was always “storm stories” or weather from somewhere else in the country. Instead of waiting for 20 seconds of local weather every 15 minutes or so, I started checking online whenever I wanted to know. Now I can check the weather on my phone anytime I want in seconds. They were great back when they were the endless loop blue screen of local weather and smooth jazz, but who needs TWC anymore?


9 posted on 01/13/2014 8:47:33 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: QT3.14

I’m so old, I can remember when the Weather Channel did the weather.


10 posted on 01/13/2014 8:47:34 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Trod Upon
Now I can check the weather on my phone anytime I want in seconds.

That's why they went over to "Storm Stories."

But a lot of the time, here in New England, I want more detail than what my phone can offer, and I will tune in for a detailed report "on the 8's."

During the summer? Not so much.

11 posted on 01/13/2014 8:50:08 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: QT3.14

Is it just me or does it seem that TWC increases the amount of commercials it shows during bad storm outbreaks?


12 posted on 01/13/2014 8:54:48 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I highly recommend the paid version of “Weatherbug” if it’s available for your phone. I don’t think TWC’s local blurb has anything on it in terms of information, Doppler loop included.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 9:04:25 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I remember when the Weather Channel had some hot gals that did the weather. I haven’t watched in several years so I wouldn’t know. I get all the weather info I need off the smartphone or if I need more detail I get on the laptop. I can read a weather map and radar loop


14 posted on 01/13/2014 9:14:21 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: henkster

And now they got Al PantLoad Roker who seems to be a prima donna who never shows up for work half the time.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 9:40:50 PM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: henkster

They still have the Weather Scan by the Weather Channel, which is what the original channel used to feature. That’s all the “Weather” channel should or needs to be.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 9:55:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Uncle Lonny

Ah, yes. The shart heard 'round the world.

17 posted on 01/13/2014 9:57:30 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
try these guys..no commercials/global warming/many configurations/options
http://elecont.com

18 posted on 01/13/2014 10:07:17 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: onyx

I look out the window. If there is ice on the windshield I wear my gloves and jacket, if there is water on my windshield I get out my umbrella, if the sun is shining on my windshield I wear a short sleeve shirt. The fear of the weather reminds me of the global warming scam, same dummies that do not seem to under stand that the weather changes. My forecast system works for me.


19 posted on 01/13/2014 11:44:48 PM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: QT3.14

The only good viewing on the WC is Amanda on the Prospectors.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 3:20:54 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: QT3.14

I’ve given up on TV, but as I recall, there was very little weather coverage on the weather channel. It was mostly reruns of garbage science shows.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 5:08:31 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: QT3.14

I agree with this, now how is NBC/Universal going to put out Global Warming propaganda to the maximum number of people while getting paid to do it? No wonder they are whining to Congress.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 5:14:40 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Trod Upon

You are correct.

The weather can best be learned by reviewing the various maps. I can read the maps and tell within 10 minutes when it will start raining


23 posted on 01/14/2014 5:16:54 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Yep,I remember John Hope & Lynn Shear. That being said I listen to a local AM radio station that plays 40s,50s, & 60s music and they have the weather every hour on the hour. Who gives a sh!t about The Weather Channel?
24 posted on 01/14/2014 5:19:58 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman


LOLOLOLOL


25 posted on 01/14/2014 8:00:02 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: razorback-bert

Fine by me. Everything but the weather. Then when the weather comes on its like Metro Atlanta does not exist.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 8:58:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Sunday in Salt Lake City, TWC keep changing the forecast. I never did get what I needed and ran into heavy snow traveling through the mountain passes.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 9:26:35 AM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: razorback-bert

I like the replacement, so far.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 10:25:25 AM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Today’s feature was “Climate Change Effect on Ski Resorts”


29 posted on 01/14/2014 10:29:15 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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