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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: April 08, 2014, 10:36:18 PM »
Hopefully TWC stays true to their word and goes back to more weather coverage (after all it is THE WEATHER CHANNEL).

So I wonder if DirecTV still has IS 24131, or another STAR?

They always had an app but never a STAR system of any kind since they take the national feed.

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:40:18 AM »
Accuweather is the only competition TWC needs to be worried about as far as I see it...

And WeatherNation as well. I see those two as the big competitors to TWC.

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: January 31, 2014, 06:00:13 AM »
I hate to break it to you folks but The Weather Network isn't happening.

Lets look at the clues on their website:

"The Weather Newspaper" shows a sample cover coming out on Feb 14, 2014. The article talks about a tornado that hit a school "nearly seventeen and a half years ago". The event happened in 1989... thats 24 years ago. The article was clearly copied from somewhere.

Founders: Michael E. Smith, Steven W. Smith, Eric Welch..... for successful entrepreneurs they are pretty absent online. The largest weekly publication they claim to own is the OC Post Sentinel. The website is copyrighted in 2011 and very poorly designed. Yes there are a few current blog posts but thats about it.

They have no graphics system, no professional equipment, nothing. Perhaps they'll have a 24/7 subchannel in TV market #200 but nothing mainstream. If this was a serious operation... upon any type of press release or announcement, there would be something out there other than a website that looks like it was built in Geocities. The post on their Facebook page just goes to further prove its a joke.

That the feel I get from it as well. I think this one is dead on arrival and for it to be taken seriously is shocking to me.

Right now, TWC's biggest competitor is WeatherNationTV and soon AccuWeather's New Channel. I feel those two in itself is scary situation for TWC. You could call WeatherNation an Upstart, but that won't fly for Accuweather as they been in weather forecasting since 1966. I could see a situation where DirecTV have up both and get AccuWeather as major weather provider for digital interactive apps, and it's active channel. That could be a death nail for TWC speaking for Satelitte. This is just me going off of what could make DirecTV money and sticking it to TWC

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: January 30, 2014, 05:22:52 PM »
Network Weather Channel posted this on Facebook:  " *** URGENT MESSAGE FROM NETWORK WEATHER CHANNEL ***
There have been rumors running around that our company should buy The Weather Channel. Yes, we are heavily considering that option and a press release will be put out to the press explaining this situation. More in the coming days. STAY TUNED"

And I called Total BS on this looking at their facebook page. Honestly, I'll say they don't have the money to do anything big unless they got MAJOR money behind them... And I HIGHLY doubt that!

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: January 25, 2014, 02:34:06 PM »
For anyone that has DTV, how is WN doing? Asking because in the last 24 hours, my local WN in Milwaukee froze up(and it wasn't the first time!) and this morning, the audio has static in it. It sounds awful! What good is WN if it doesn't work well??? I HOPE WN does not have these problems on DTV!!!!!

It doesn't. This sounds like a station signal issue in Milwaukee but It just runs smooth on DTV.


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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: January 19, 2014, 02:09:32 AM »

Thank you all for checking out the site!  I'm trying to fill it with as much as I can and I'm going to address some of the issues with the design.  (Posts should be easier to get to.)  I also plan to continue the site once this is over and done with, but with a different address and a more general focus.

I've been trying to focus on specifics to DirecTV, but Local on the 8s is the soul of The Weather Channel and it absolutely needs some help.

Hulkie, I can help you there. Overall, TWC on satellite and cable are two different things. On cable, You have the computer at the station giving you info. On satellite, We get a national feed and before this Local on the 8 really didn't do a good job of weather like the one on cable due technology that is there. So that is why DirecTV is getting mad over this for the most part Satellite customers who watch the weather channel kind of get royally screwed with local on the 8.

It is just as you describe it on your drop the weather channel site, I don't see how a dual feed would change a thing unless it's a feed that would have national weather info on screen 24/7 and more cities then they usually have. That is something I give WeatherNation props on.  They at least mention a lot of cities during their regional forecast and with their local forecast as well. That don't sounds major, but the things they do like showing a national alerts map and area by area forecast helps a lot as a satellite viewer because you are getting more out of it as I've noticed recently that TWC have had a thing for the east coast more then the rest of country overall. I've been getting tired of that actually.


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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: January 14, 2014, 12:29:10 AM »
As of Midnight, The Weather Channel has been dropped from DirecTV and has erased all traces of TWC from their lineup and posted the following on channel 362-1:

The message reads the following.

"DIRECTV currently does not have permission to offer The Weather Channel.
 
As an alternative, Please enjoy WeatherNation on Channel 362 for dedicated 24/7 weather coverage.
 
For more information go to www.DIRECTVPromise.com"



It is offically on!

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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:56:06 PM »
It's a game.  I predict that regardless of the outcome, TWC reverts back to longform central after the dispute ends.  If DTV keeps TWC, then TWC will see no need to appease the carrier and it will resume the longform.  If DTV drops TWC, then TWC will have nothing to gain from smoke and mirrors; therefore, it will resume the longform.

As far as losing its audience goes, I thought TWC was making a start on that already.  Sure, being the only national weather source available for so long would have given the channel an advantage by default.  However, I'm sure some viewers, whether on DTV or not, have tuned out the channel already.

Now, I do think this may be a wakeup call of sorts if TWC listens.  Although I don't see longform going away, especially on weekends, I wonder if some of the egregiously non-weather-related programming (*cough*Prospectors*cough*) might get the boot in favor of more weather-related shows.
Or maybe increase live weather coverage to what it was like in 2010 or 2011? And hopefully boot off those stupid reality shows and show weather shows like what it was in 2007 and 2008 like you said?

If DirecTV follows throughs I strongly expect That some weather programming would return mainly evenings and overnight (Ex. The 10pm and 1am returning and weekends even adding hours.)

The reason TWC is doing this is because DirecTV pretty much called them out for what we have been saying about TWC for a while now... Except, They have 33 million homes they go into and have picked up a 24 hour weather network as well to say "Hey, You know when you used to be about the weather? We would like that back please, or we will walk with our 33 million customers and we'll stay away.... ask G4 about that one, Comcast.*" So DirecTV have some stroke here that TWC knows for a fact is huge. So If DirecTV does this expect some changes on TWC.



*DirecTV pulled G4 in 2010, and it has not returned since.


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TWC and your Cable Company / Re: DirecTV Dropping TWC
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:14:17 PM »
I find it kinda funny that TWC has been showing live programming all weekend. If they did this more often, I would be a regular viewer!

Agreed.  All of this extra live coverage is reminding me of years gone by, and I like it.

Too bad it is only for a short time and only because they are about to lose 1/3 of their audience If they don't get a deal done.

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Your Local Weather / Re: Columbus, OH Weather
« on: October 13, 2013, 02:56:24 AM »
I can't believe It has been THREE YEARS since I've posted in here!

Well a lot has changed but one that hasn't changed the love for the weather, It is so good to be back!

Well for the weather In Columbus....

Well for the last week we were in a good weather pattern here, Days in the Mid 70℉'s and those night time lows in the mid to low 50℉'s

Not bad for Early October in Columbus!




Here is the Almanac for today,

High: 77℉ @ 5:25pm
Low: 55℉ @ 5:05am

Average High & Low: 69 / 42
Record High: 85 (2010)
Record Low: 27 (1964)
Monthly Avg Precip: 2.71 in



In short we are running about 10℉ warmer than usual but that is changing soon as you see in the forecast.


Here's the Forecast.....



Tonight:
Partly Cloudy and Cool, Low of 54℉

Tomorrow:
Partly Sunny and A high of 74℉

Tomorrow Night:
Partly Cloudy and Cool, Low of 55℉

Monday
Partly Sunny and A high of 70℉


The next 9 looks like we may have rain on Wednesday in Columbus and after that we will High in the 60's with Nighttime lows in the 40's.... FALL IS HERE!

Mon
Oct 14      Partly Cloudy   73/55   10 %
Tue
Oct 15      Cloudy   76/61   20 %
Wed
Oct 16      Showers   68/49   50 %
Thu
Oct 17      Few Showers   61/45   30 %
Fri
Oct 18      Partly Cloudy   60/43   0 %
Sat
Oct 19      Mostly Cloudy   61/43   10 %
Sun
Oct 20      Partly Cloudy   59/43   20 %
Mon
Oct 21      Mostly Sunny   56/42   0 %



See ya tomorrow and so glad to be back!

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Forecasting / Re: Round 4: Tampa, FL
« on: October 13, 2013, 02:06:35 AM »
I'm in on the next round If that is happening.

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Winter Weather / Re: January 31st-February 2nd Superstorm
« on: January 31, 2011, 06:00:36 PM »
Dr. Forbes and TWC put SE Mass (Fall River Area) in the .25"+ of ice  :(

Were in the Inch line. <_< Columbus and right along I-70 expecting 1/2 to inch of Ice plus people around here don't know how to drive. Interesting night coming.

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Winter Weather / Re: January 31st-February 2nd Superstorm
« on: January 31, 2011, 01:34:11 AM »
By what I'm seeing It is looking more and like the set up of The Christmas Ice Storm of 2007 which was a EPIC storm around here and it is scaring the bejezzus out of me. I would rather have the snow. :no:

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Help and Support / Re: Need Key Reset (Please)
« on: December 20, 2010, 01:53:06 AM »
I need a key reset. My CINE ID is stormsentinel
Uh why?


Status: User currently enabled.
Key: No Current Key Used.

I got a new computer and re-downloaded the program. I enter my affiliate id and it said I needed get a new key. Can you help me? Please!

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Help and Support / Re: Need Key Reset (Please)
« on: December 19, 2010, 01:07:04 AM »
I need a key reset. My CINE ID is stormsentinel

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