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The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:31:58 AM »
Does anyone know if The Weather Channel is negotiating with Verizon Fios?

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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 03:51:17 PM »
Probably Not.
Don't you just love the weather?

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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 11:59:22 PM »
If it does return to FiOS services, it'll more than likely be areas served by Frontier Communications, including those acquired from Verizon in California, Florida, and Texas 2 years ago.



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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 12:12:09 PM »
Looks like The Weather Channel will be returning to Verizon FiOS starting next week.  :yes:

https://www.multichannel.com/news/the-weather-channel-inks-verizon-fios-carriage-deal

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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 12:27:22 PM »
Looks like The Weather Channel will be returning to Verizon FiOS starting next week.  :yes:

https://www.multichannel.com/news/the-weather-channel-inks-verizon-fios-carriage-deal

Awesome! :thrilled:

I have missed watching TWC on FiOS so much!
Hoping they also bring back Weatherscan to FiOS too...


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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 03:51:56 PM »
Looks like The Weather Channel will be returning to Verizon FiOS starting next week.  :yes:

https://www.multichannel.com/news/the-weather-channel-inks-verizon-fios-carriage-deal

Awesome! :thrilled:

I have missed watching TWC on FiOS so much!
Hoping they also bring back Weatherscan to FiOS too...
It's doubtful that Weatherscan will come back. TWC doesn't show any interest in maintaining it anymore (they're only doing it because they have to), and Verizon probably doesn't care enough to get Weatherscan back on the lineup. Not saying it won't happen, but I'd be surprised if it did happen.

More than likely you'd see a simulcast of Local Now in place of Weatherscan. It'd be cheaper, and they wouldn't have to worry about maintaining a computer that's almost 20 years old for a channel that's damn near obsolete.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 03:55:15 PM by Jonathon »

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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 06:39:47 PM »
Looks like The Weather Channel will be returning to Verizon FiOS starting next week.  :yes:

https://www.multichannel.com/news/the-weather-channel-inks-verizon-fios-carriage-deal

Awesome! :thrilled:

I have missed watching TWC on FiOS so much!
Hoping they also bring back Weatherscan to FiOS too...
It's doubtful that Weatherscan will come back. TWC doesn't show any interest in maintaining it anymore (they're only doing it because they have to), and Verizon probably doesn't care enough to get Weatherscan back on the lineup. Not saying it won't happen, but I'd be surprised if it did happen.

More than likely you'd see a simulcast of Local Now in place of Weatherscan. It'd be cheaper, and they wouldn't have to worry about maintaining a computer that's almost 20 years old for a channel that's damn near obsolete.

Dang.  :cry:

Local Now looks meh, but i'd take anything that's remotely close to what Weatherscan was. The only reason I would think Weatherscan was coming back too was because they dropped both the actual TWC channel and Weatherscan together, not just Weatherscan like other cable providers have done.

I'm praying it will still be in the lineup.

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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 08:13:13 PM »
Trust me, I'd love Verizon to add Weatherscan back. I think that it'd be stupid of them not to add it back. But I stepped back from the position of a fan to the perspective of the bean counters (which I think made me lose a few IQ points). To them, it wouldn't make sense to bring Weatherscan back, as they'll have both TWC *and* AccuWeather now. Weatherscan would seem redundant in that respect. And Local Now would be redundant.

Hopefully they do add it back. It might force TWC to give it some sorely needed attention.

EDIT: Byron Allen is known for using rather unorthodox techniques to get his networks on cable lineups...no doubt that's what he did to get TWC back on FiOS. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a clause to have *all* ES networks on the lineup now, so Weatherscan might get put back on...but I still have my doubts.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 11:12:51 AM by Jonathon »

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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2019, 06:38:42 PM »
TWC returned to the lineup, but there seems to be no sign of Weatherscan so far.   :(

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Re: The Weather Channel coming back to Verizon Fios
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 11:27:59 AM »
I hate to be the breaker of bad news, but I donít think that weatherscan will be back.