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TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:25:42 PM »
Some of you may have heard of comedian and mogul Byron Allen and his Entertainment Studios company, some of you haven't. Today, Allen has announced his intent to purchase The Weather Channel.

At least the channel itself will soon be off the hands of the NBCUniversal/Blackstone/Bain consortium. Will we see some improvements like the return of live 24/7 weather?

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 12:27:24 PM »
Do not be surprised if this leads TWC to go from a cable distribution to a digital subchannel.

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 10:49:18 PM »
Do not be surprised if this leads TWC to go from a cable distribution to a digital subchannel.
Highly doubtful. Also the sale has already been finalized; it's no longer NBC's. I can't see there being a whole lot of changes in the interim, although it's interesting they note they want to incorporate more live programming. We'll have to see.

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 09:27:09 PM »
At least the channel itself will soon be off the hands of the NBCUniversal/Blackstone/Bain consortium. Will we see some improvements like the return of live 24/7 weather?

I wonder how this will affect the coverage of global warming?  When it was NBC alone, they were really in-your-face about it.  After all, General Electric (parent company of NBC) is HEAVILY invested in so-called "green" energy, so it only makes sense that they'd use the outlet to indirectly promote their products.  The news division of NBC was always more than happy to comply for political reasons.
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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 10:39:31 PM »
God, how many times has someone wanted to buy TWC in the last two years? This seems to be getting repetitive. I wonder if this one will actually go through unlike the ones in the past.

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 04:22:18 PM »
Not sure how related it is to the purchase, but the info is pertinent:

http://twctodayforums.com/forums/programming/local-on-the-8s-major-change-beginning-tomorrow/
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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 06:13:16 PM »
Not sure how related it is to the purchase, but the info is pertinent:

http://twctodayforums.com/forums/programming/local-on-the-8s-major-change-beginning-tomorrow/
I doubt it as it's been not even two weeks, but if it was talk about fast! :o

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 06:30:13 PM »
Not sure how related it is to the purchase, but the info is pertinent:

http://twctodayforums.com/forums/programming/local-on-the-8s-major-change-beginning-tomorrow/
I doubt it as it's been not even two weeks, but if it was talk about fast! :o


Yeah, feels unlikely. Still, big shift. Makes you wonder what else might be coming down the pipeline.
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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 07:08:58 PM »
When the buyout was announced, they officially took ownership. So for all practical purposes, the change is happening as a result of that.

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 07:21:26 PM »
When the buyout was announced, they officially took ownership. So for all practical purposes, the change is happening as a result of that.

Unless of course this was a decision made by the previous management that they just decided to continue implementation of.
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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 07:36:21 PM »
Since TWC is no longer partly owned by NBCUniversal, I wonder who they go to for local stories and reporters now?  Obviously in the past, we'd always see stories, video footage, feeds, etc. solely from NBC stations.  I'm just curious how this works now that it doesn't just have to be NBC.

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2018, 10:26:18 PM »
Since TWC is no longer partly owned by NBCUniversal, I wonder who they go to for local stories and reporters now?  Obviously in the past, we'd always see stories, video footage, feeds, etc. solely from NBC stations.  I'm just curious how this works now that it doesn't just have to be NBC.

that's a good question, i bet NBC put a stip in the buyout contract where NBC stations in markets where NBC owns the stations will still bring content to The Weather Channel unless they make a agreement with other companies.

that means if a big weather story happens in the DFW area, TWC would have to get footage from KDFW Fox 4 (owned by Fox), WFAA  News 8 (local ABC station that's owned by TEGNA), or KTVT CBS 11 (owned by CBS) or KDAF CW 33 once Sinclair Broadcasting completes the merger with Tribune Media and launches a true news team for KDAF unless KXAS NBC 5 which is NBC owned still has a deal to provide DFW weather coverage for TWC.

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Re: TWC Being Bought By Comedian and Mogul Byron Allen
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 05:01:09 PM »
Since TWC is no longer partly owned by NBCUniversal, I wonder who they go to for local stories and reporters now? Obviously in the past, we'd always see stories, video footage, feeds, etc. solely from NBC stations.  I'm just curious how this works now that it doesn't just have to be NBC.

As I'm watching severe weather coverage, it looks like they're still utilizing sky cam footage from DFW area KXAS NBC 5.