- 3:19 pm Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
DirecTV will return The Weather Channel to the air after a caustic three-month dispute, with the Atlanta-based network agreeing to some concessions.
The Weather Channel is expected to return onto Channel 362 sometime on Wednesday, April 9. A spokeswoman didn’t have the exact time but someone inside the company heard it would be at around 11 a.m.
Off air for 20 million DirecTV customers since mid January, the Weather Channel said it will cut back its reality programs by half on weekdays and allow DirecTV customers to watch the network’s live programming on multiple devices as long as they can prove they [More]
- 8:55 pm Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Here’s quick summary of how the Weather Channel blackout from DirecTV is playing out in recent days with no resolution in sight:
- Last Friday, Mike White, the CEO of DirecTV, responded to the Weather Channel salvos with a letter to the public. In it, he said DirecTV research shows the Weather Channel is the fourth place their viewers go to check out weather behind local news and Web/smartphone options. He also believes the Weather Channel is only worth one-quarter of the amount they’re asking. He also repeated that many viewers felt the network had wandered away from its core [More]
- 4:06 pm Saturday, January 11th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Atlanta-based Weather Channel went on the offensive early this morning asking the public to contact Congress if DirecTV decides to drop the channel from its service on January 14.
Why Congress? The Weather Channel is citing this as a “public safety issue” during extreme weather situations.
(Then again, we are now in a world where weather information is readily available on the Weather Channel app and in multiple places on the Web.)
Here’s info the Weather Channel’s press release: