DirecTV Signs Multi-Year Deal with WeatherNation

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After a standoff between longtime partners DirecTV and the Weather Channel, DirecTV has officially signed a multi-year deal with WeatherNation.

WeatherNation was launched on channel 361, one channel away from the former Weather Channel position at 362. Now the satcaster will broadcast WeatherNation on both channels.

“This new multi-year agreement strengthens our relationship with WeatherNation and ensures our customers will have a service that is fully committed to providing all weather related information all the time,” said Dan York, chief content officer for DirecTV, in a statement.

Michael Norton, president of WeatherNation added, “We’re looking forward to being a primary TV destination for instant access to the latest weather news, radar imagery, forecasting and severe weather coverage for years to come.”

WeatherNation is dedicated to weather reporting with continuous, HD coverage of current and severe weather news and information and real-time storm tracking, while the Weather Channel provided reality TV programs such as “Coast Guard Alaska,” “Hawaii Air Rescue,” “Highway Thru Hell,” “Hurricane Hunters,” “Lifeguard!” and “Prospectors” in addition to its weather coverage.

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  1. Tammy says:

    Hate Weathernation. I miss The Weather Channel and will especially when hurricane season starts, The coverage Weathernation gives is so inept compared to The Weather Channel. I NEVER watch Weathernation. Instead, I view The Weather Channel’s mobile app.

    If I weren’t in a small rural town with more cable companies, I would switch solely for The Weather Channel

  2. I hate the WeatherNation is so boring, I miss the weather channel
    The weather channel are not greedy DIRECTV are the greedy peoples

  3. Ed says:

    Weather Nation is low budget junk! Its sad the Weather Channel is so greedy. But they do have good weather. WN doesnt give good local weather. I tried to watch it but it is terrible, gave up and don’t watch it anymore.

  4. Pt says:

    Sorry to hear this. I watched the Weather Channel for the reality shows. Won’t EVER watch Weather Nation

  5. Catherine says:

    Compared the TheWeatherChannel, it’s crap. Not good news to me.

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