WeatherNation TV

WeatherNation TV
WeatherNation.jpg
Launched June 11, 2011
Owned by WeatherNation TV, Inc.
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Greenwood Village, Colorado
Replaced The Weather Cast
Website weathernationtv.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Various See below
Satellite
DirecTV 361 (HD/SD)
Streaming media
WeatherNation TV Live Stream
Digital media receiver Roku

WeatherNation TV is a 24-hour weather TV network that broadcasts coverage of current weather forecasts and events. The channel was founded by meteorologist and entrepreneur Paul Douglas.[1] The channel's content includes meteorologists delivering forecasts in-studio, as well as weather graphics set to music.

Background

The network began in 2008 as a syndicated service for local television stations to outsource their weather forecasts, as well as a service for cable and online outlets.[1] The company didn't use WeatherNation branding on its content, instead using its partners' branding. For four days in May 2010, the company produced a channel for Dish Network called The Weather Cast, replacing The Weather Channel during a carriage dispute.

On March 30, 2011, WeatherNation announced that they would be relaunching their national weather channel as WeatherNation TV, beginning in the second quarter of 2011, with the member cable television systems of the National Cable Television Cooperative being the first to offer the new network.[2] WeatherNation TV began broadcasting on the last week of July 2011.[3] WeatherNation would gain at least one terrestrial TV outlet by October 2011, WHDT in Stuart, Florida, serving the West Palm Beach media market, with translators in Naples, Miami and Boston.[4] WIYC in Montgomery, Alabama also started carrying WeatherNation in October 2011.[5] Further affiliate carriage continued in January 2012, when WeatherNation added affiliates in Minneapolis, Minnesota (KARE-TV);[6] KMYA-DT in Little Rock, Arkansas; KFDF-CA in Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Springfield, Missouri.[7] Its studios are located in St. Paul, Minnesota, while its headquarters and master control facilities are located in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Availability

In addition to broadcasting on local US television affiliates, WeatherNation is available live via streaming on their website, on Android and Apple mobile apps as well as select Samsung and Sony TV as well as Blu-ray players.[8][9][10][11] On September 13, 2013, WeatherNation TV launched a streaming channel on the Roku streaming player, which provides the live national feed, on demand video and local weather conditions and forecast.[12]

WeatherNation launched on DirecTV channel 361 on December 16, 2013, one channel over from The Weather Channel. The launch occurred as DirecTV renegotiated its contract with The Weather Channel.[13] When DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel on January 14, 2014, channel 362 began simulcasting 361.[14] The Weather Channel and DirecTV came to a new contract agreement on April 8th, 2014 that returned the channel to the lineup but keeps WeatherNation on the lineup as well at channel 361.

On-air staff

Current[15]

Affiliates

List of WeatherNation TV affiliates
City Station Virtual
channel
Physical
channel
Cable
channel
Owner

Alabama

Mobile/Pensacola, FL WPMI-TV 15.2 15 Sinclair Broadcast Group

Arkansas

Little Rock KTHV 11.2 11.2 Comcast 233 (Little Rock) Gannett Company

Colorado

Denver KUSA-TV 9.2 9.2 Comcast 249 Gannett Company
Cortez K18DR-D 24.5 18.9 Southwest Colorado TV Translator Association
Dove Creek K32EY-D 27.7 32.9

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. WUSA-TV 9.3 9.3 Comcast 203 (Washington, D.C.) Gannett Company

Georgia

Atlanta WXIA-TV 11.2 10.2 Comcast 211 Gannett Company

Louisiana

New Orleans WHNO 20.3 20 LeSEA Broadcasting

Massachusetts

Boston WBIN-TV 50.3 50 Carlisle One Media

Michigan

Flint/Tri-Cities WJRT-TV 12.3 12 Comcast 293
Charter Communications 431
SJL Broadcasting, Inc.

Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul KARE-TV 11.2 11 Comcast 249 (St. Paul)
216 (Minneapolis)
Charter Communications 391
Gannett Company
Olivia K18IR-D 11.2 18.4
Granite Falls K40MC-D 11.2 40.4
Alexandria K14LZ-D 11.2 14.4 Selective TV, Inc.
Willmar K39FE-D 11.2 39.4 UHF-TV Inc.
Frost K31EF-D 11.2 31.4
Jackson K19HZ-D 11.2 19.4
St. James K21DG-D 11.2 21.4

Nevada

Laughlin KMCC 34.3 32.3 Cranston II, LLC (managed by Fusion Communications)

New Hampshire

Derry WBIN-TV 50.3 50 Carlisle One Media

New Mexico

Albuquerque KYNM-LD 30.6 51.6 Belmax Broadcasting
Santa Fe KCHF-DT 11.2 10.2 Son Broadcasting

New York

Buffalo WGRZ 2.2 33.2 Time Warner Cable 1245 Gannett Company

North Carolina

Greensboro WFMY 2.2 51.2 Time Warner Cable 111 Gannett Company

Ohio

Toledo WTVG-TV 13.3 13 Buckeye CableSystem 615 Lilly Broadcasting

Puerto Rico

Mayaguez WNTE-LD 36.2 36.2 DIRECTV 714 Juan Carlos Matos Barreto

South Carolina

Columbia WLTX 19.3 17.3 Time Warner Cable 812 Gannett Company

Texas

Amarillo KBEX-LP 6 N/A Viva Media, LLC
Lubbock KJTV-CD 32.2 33.2 Ramar Communications

Virginia

Lynchburg WSET-TV 13.3 13.3 Comcast Channel 206
Cox Channel 109
Giles-Craig Channel 183
Allbritton Communications Company

Washington

Seattle KFFV 44.5 44.5 OTA Broadcasting, LLC

Wisconsin

Fond du Lac/Milwaukee WIWN 68.1 5.1 Charter Communications 22 Pappas Telecasting Companies
Madison WMTV 15.2 19.2 Charter Communications 247 Gray Television

Former affiliates

List of Former WeatherNation TV affiliates
City Station Virtual
channel
Physical
channel
Owner Current Affiliation
Atlanta WTBS-LD 26.3 26 Prism Broadcasting Network Channel Currently Blank
Boston WHDT-LD 6.1 38.1 Günter Marksteiner Now Affiliated with Deutsche Welle
Camden KMYA-DT 49.1 49 Ellis-Wilson LLC Now a full-time Me-TV Affiliate
Chicago WOCK-CD 13.4 4.4 KM Communications Replaced by Infomercials, then TheCoolTV.
Cortez K26CI-D 27.7 26.9 Southwest Colorado TV Translator Association Replaced by My Car TV
Fayetteville/Springfield, MO KFFS-CA N/A 36 Pinnacle Media Now a full-time Me-TV Affiliate
Fresno KAIL 7.3 7.3 Trans-America Broadcasting Corporation Now a Bounce TV affiliate
Fort Smith KFDF-CD 44.1 44 Pinnacle Media, LLC Now a full-time Me-TV affiliate
Little Rock KKYK-CD 20.1 20 Ellis-Wilson LLC
Naples WXDT-LP N/A 23 Günter Marksteiner Replaced by TACH-TV
WYDT-LP N/A 32
WZDT-LP N/A 39
North Miami/Miami WHDT-LD 9.1 44
Opelika, AL/Columbus, GA WLGA 66.1 30 Pappas Telecasting Companies Replaced by Antenna TV
Stuart/West Palm Beach WHDT 9.1 42 Günter Marksteiner Replaced by TACH-TV
Troy/Montgomery WIYC 48.1 48 Neal Ardman Now Affiliated with Cozi TV
Pascagoula WKFK-LD 7.4 13 NCN Cable Advertising Was Affiliated with The Nashville Network, Now Heartland.
Wichita KCTU-LD 43.6 43 River City Broadcasters Replaced with TV Scout
Winslow KWNL-CD 31 9.2/31.2 Pinnacle Media Channel Currently Blank

References

  1. ^ a b Grayson, Katharine (19 June 2008). "Douglas forecasts sun for his startups". Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Broadcasting & Cable: "WeatherNation TV Cuts Distribution Deal with NCTC", March 30, 2011". Broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Radio-Info: "WeatherNation tv is now live", July 28, 2011". Boards.radio-info.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "WHDT Drops RTV For Weather Nation". TVNewsCheck.com. October 27, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  5. ^ "WIYC 48 Drops The Country Network". Montgomery TV and Radio. October 6, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gannett's KARE 11, WeatherNation Partner for 24/7 Twin Cities Weather Coverage". MarketWatch. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Mon, Mar 5, 2012, 9:35 PM EST - U.S. Markets closed (January 23, 2012). "WeatherNation Continues to Add More Affiliates - Yahoo! Finance". Finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ WeatherNation Streaming Weather
  9. ^ iTunes: WeatherNation
  10. ^ WeatherNation Launches on Sony Connected TVs and Other Entertainment Devices Retrieved September 14, 2013
  11. ^ Google Play: WeatherNation
  12. ^ Roku: WeatherNation TV
  13. ^ Flint, Joe (25 December 2013). "DirecTV issues veiled threat in talks with Weather Channel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  14. ^ Spangler, Todd (13 January 2014). "Weather Channel Pulled from DirecTV". Variety. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  15. ^ WeatherNation: Meet The Team

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