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The Weather Channel Says Aloha! to Hawaii Air Rescue Produced by Zero Point Zero Productions

New Series Premieres Wednesday, September 5, at 9 p.m. ET

ATLANTA (July 16, 2012) - The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) today announced the latest in its rapidly growing original content slate by greenlighting "Hawaii Air Rescue" (working title). The new docu-series follows the crew of Hawaii Life Flight, the exclusive air ambulatory service for the Hawaiian Islands, who face traumatic medical cases, dramatic weather conditions, and other environmental dangers as they make life-saving medical calls, rescues and transfers throughout the most remote island chain on Earth. Produced by Zero Point Zero Productions ("Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations," "Meat Men"), "Hawaii Air Rescue" premieres Wednesday, September 5, at 9 p.m. ET (repeating at 12 midnight ET) and will feature 6x 30-min. episodes.

http://press.weather.com/press_detail.asp?id=413

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Programming and Graphics / The Weather Channel Orders More Iron Men
« on: May 31, 2012, 02:48:59 PM »
http://press.weather.com/press_detail.asp?id=397

Breakout Hit Gets Nine-Episode Order

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) announced today it has ordered a full season of  "Iron Men," a docu-series profiling the iron workers who spend their days battling weather conditions hundreds of feet above New York City to build skyscrapers, bridges, arenas and other major structures. In addition to the four episodes currently airing, nine new episodes have been ordered that will premiere later this year. New episodes will take place at the 4 World Trade Center site inaddition to the Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets, and theAlexander Hamilton Bridge (note: watch construction progress at 4 WTC via TWC's exclusive live webcam at www.weather.com/IronMen). "Iron Men" is produced by Pipeline39 (formerly known as KPI), the producers of "The Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero," "MonsterQuest" and "MegaStructures."

"This line of work isn't for the faint of heart, and it's truly fascinating to live vicariously through these iron workers and the perilous conditions that they consider ‘business as usual,'" said Michael Dingley, senior vice president, content and development for The Weather Channel.

"Iron Men" first premiered on May 8, 2012, as part of "Braving the Elements," a new docu-series anthology revealing the work, subculture and characters of professions exposed to theelements and impacted by the weather. The series will now be a standalone series outside of "Braving the Elements," moving into its own timeslot on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. E.T.

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Local Forecast / November 1992 Travel Cities Forecast
« on: December 03, 2011, 01:32:09 PM »
It's been established that the 4000's travel forecast changed from the original text version to the icon version on November 21, 1992. I had a recollection that it changed back to the text version for a short time after that date and yesterday ran across footage that confirms it. When the icon version debuted, there was a problem with that segment not advancing to the next screen once it's time was up. My guess is they put the text version back up while fixing that issue. Also, New York is labeled "NY City" on the initial icon version, but later appears as "New York", probably when the text version was taken back out again.

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WeatherSTAR Tech Support / Cincinnati Bell Intellistar 2
« on: July 12, 2011, 01:56:24 PM »
Cincinnati Bell's IS2 (28765) has been down since last Friday. There was green and purple screens on Friday, but no local weather information since then.

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From Jen Carfagno's facebook page:

"OK...I am so excited! Just got word that I am going to Nashville to cover the CMT Music Awards next week! Beyond cool! Actually, it's going to be HOT...no end in sight for the heat!"

CMT's website says it's Wednesday June 8 at 8 PM Eastern.

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"Mike Kelly oversees a cable network in nearly every one of the nation's 100-million cable homes and weather.com, a website with more than 40 million monthly visitors. Annual revenues top $500 million and 'digital offerings are going through the roof.'"

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/apr/28/business/la-fi-ct-weather-facetime-20110428

I like this part:

"People tune in, hear the forecast and go. How do you get them to stick around longer?

Time spent viewing is the challenge. When you tune into news, you want to find out what happened. Most people who check on weather are really doing it to support their lifestyle, so I think we have a big opportunity to move more toward lifestyle programming."

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TWC and your Cable Company / Cincinnati Bell Fioptics
« on: March 05, 2010, 06:25:20 PM »
I had Cincinnati Bell's fiber optic tv/internet/phone service (branded Fioptics) installed yesterday. Thought I'd post a video of their Intellistar installation.

Cincinnati Intellistar March 5, 2010


They also offer TWC in HD in the 500s channels.

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