NBC Weather Plus

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NBC Weather Plus
Type Digital television network
Cable television network (Weather/meteorology)
Country United States
Availability Defunct
Slogan Local Weather Forecasts
Owner NBC Universal and NBC affiliates (exact fractions unknown)
Launch date
November 15, 2004 (2004-11-15)
Dissolved December 31, 2008 (2008-12-31)
Former names
Weather Plus
Official website
www.nbcweatherplus.com (Re-Directs to weather.com)

NBC Weather Plus was a 24-hour, commercially sponsored, weather-oriented broadcast/cable television network jointly owned by NBC Universal and the local affiliates of the NBC network. It debuted on November 15, 2004 and shut down on December 31, 2008.[1] The network's headquarters was initially located at the MSNBC World Headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey, and then CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey after MSNBC's move to 30 Rockefeller Plaza with the broadcast side of NBC News, where Weather Plus staff also appeared within the new MSNBC studios to deliver forecasts and interact with NBC News personalities in person. The service was broadcast on digital subchannels of certain NBC affiliates in the United States, and was available on digital cable systems in Standard Definition (SD) format.

Prior to 2008, NBC Weather Plus competed with The Weather Channel, which was itself acquired by a consortium led by NBC Universal in September 2008, as well as a similar digital service offered by AccuWeather, The Local AccuWeather Channel. Shortly after the acquisition of The Weather Channel on October 8, 2008, NBC announced that Weather Plus would be shut down by December 31. The remaining on-camera meteorologists from Weather Plus are now referred to as "Weather Channel meteorologists" during their NBC and MSNBC appearances, while The Weather Channel's main Atlanta staff appears more on NBC News programs, either from TWC's Atlanta headquarters, New York, or on location from a weather event. NBC Weather Plus's forecast system and maps continued to be in place until 2010 for studio segments on CNBC and MSNBC with Weather Channel branding along the top-third banner, then replaced entirely with Weather Channel graphics by mid-2010.

The service effectively shut down operations on December 31, 2008. The remaining affiliates received a computer-updated loop of satellite/radar images, current weather conditions and temperatures, and daily forecasts for major regions of the country. As of December 31, 2008, some stations opting to carry a locally derived weather information operate under the local name, NBC Plus. This option allows using the local equipment that had been used to insert content with the now defunct national feed of NBC Weather Plus.

Programming[edit]

Local forecasts[edit]

NBC Weather Plus's programming schedule provided frequent local-forecast segments. Included were recorded reports from meteorologists associated with the local NBC affiliates. Viewers could see current weather conditions for their location and surrounding areas, forecasts, Doppler radars of their region, and the day's actual high and low temperatures.

Local version of NBC Weather Plus from Milwaukee's WTMJ, showing an ad in the top-left corner, local branding above the Weather Plus logo, and time in the bottom-left.

Internet viewers who saw the national feed, including those in areas where the network's website did not supply their city's Weather Plus feed, instead saw a segment including daily forecasts for each region of the United States, along with satellite loops and Doppler radars of the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Northwest, and Southwest. The national feed of NBC Weather Plus was not carried on DirecTV, Dish Network, or C band satellite, which differed from the practices of those satellite providers with respect to The Weather Channel.

Music associated with the local-forecast segments came from commercial sources, including 615 Music, which composed the music package (mostly the tracks from Positive Pop Grooves, with the other tracks being DJ Gruv, Voccho, Sneez, and Pyraflex) used by NBC Weather Plus' weather radar forecasts post-2005.

Most local stations labeled the NBC Weather Plus service as "Weather Plus" with the station branding before it, often being used in combination with the local station's on-air weather branding during newscasts. After the shutdown, many NBC affiliates continued to use "Weather Plus" as part of their on-air weather branding.

WNBC in New York was the test station for NBC Weather Plus.

National programming[edit]

NBC Weather Plus did not air its programming entirely live, and it used a digital video jukebox system to shuffle certain segments of the weathercasts unless severe weather breaks. This system was especially true with the seasonal outlooks, weather news segments at :24 and :54 minutes past the hour, and with late night programming. If one watched NBC Weather Plus closely in any given day, one might have found the same weather news segment that originally aired in the morning repeated long into the night, the same weather information airing at 11:00 p.m. airing at 4:00 a.m., and the same seasonal outlook (severe weather, tropical weather, or winter weather) segment that originally aired in the morning repeating long into the late afternoon. In the latter case, this is problematic due to the fact that if severe weather of either category occurred (unless it is very significant), updated information may not have been available.

Appearance on other networks[edit]

The channel's staff also provided weather updates for fellow NBC Universal cable channels CNBC and MSNBC, and MSNBC aired 'sample' hours of the channel in holiday periods during the morning hours. In addition, Weather Plus was promoted during Football Night in America, and was used to provide gametime temperature and conditions for the later NBC Sunday Night Football game. Increasingly during times of significant national weather events (such as a major winter storm system), Weather Plus meteorologists have appeared live on NBC Nightly News to provide analysis. The Weather Channel now provides these services.

The "L" Bar[edit]

NBC Weather Plus used an "L-Bar" across the left side third and bottom third of the screen to continuously air local weather information, even during commercial breaks, national weather, and Weather Plus University.

The left side of the bar was reserved for sponsorship of Weather Plus programming on the top left (sponsors of NBC Weather Plus's programming was more often seen on local feeds), the middle left displayed the sky condition, temperature, wind speed/direction and humidity for each city and the bottom left was reserved for station identification (on local feeds, featuring the NBC affiliate's logo augmented above the Weather Plus portion of the logo) and current time was on the lower left, along with permanent text for station identification on some stations. (During Weather Plus University, the sponsorship tag was removed.)

The cycle for each city's weather information display was as follows:

  • The current condition display cycle for one city ran for 20 seconds.
  • The 24-hour forecast cycle ran 10 seconds.
  • The five-day forecast cycle ran 10 seconds.

However, the above did not hold true for the left side of the L-Bar on Sacramento NBC affiliate KCRA. Instead, the current conditions cycled continuously and the time was on the right-hand side in the lower-third.

The bottom of the bar to the right of the time and station ID displayed the forecast for the next 24 hours featuring sky condition, temperature and estimated precipitation, followed by the five-day forecast showing sky condition and predicted high and low temperatures. Occasionally, the current conditions display showed the icons telling the sky condition with the icon displaying sun despite it being nighttime. This also occurs on The Weather Channel but usually only in the hour following sunset. Not all cities where the current conditions were displayed on the left side of the "L" bar featured that city's forecast and may instead have used the conditions of the closest reporting station to that community. Example: Dallas NBC affiliate KXAS' Weather Plus feed displayed the current conditions for Fort Worth Alliance Airport but showed the forecast for Dallas-Fort Worth.

Digital television and cable viewers were able to see current weather conditions and weather forecasts for their location and surrounding areas, while internet viewers who watched the national feed instead of a local feed saw current conditions and daily forecasts for 50 U.S. cities.

Former NBC Weather Plus Personalities[edit]

Programming schedule[edit]

The following list was the channel's programming wheel (until October 2008).[2] Note that some network segments had a different title at times due to a sponsor for the forecast such as State Farm Road Coverage, which replaced Coast To Coast Forecast.

Time Show
Top of hour-:04 past the half-hour Local Weather
 :04-:06 past the half-hour Coast To Coast Forecast
 :07.30-:09.30 past the half-hour Local Weather
 :09.30-:13.30 past the half-hour Severe Weather Outlook
 :15-:19 past the half-hour Local Weather
 :19-:21 past the half-hour Plus Five Forecast
 :22.30-:24.30: past the half-hour Local Weather
 :25.00-bottom of half-hour National feature segment or affiliate report spotlight

During severe weather, stations could choose to drop the national segments for news simulcasts or a constant radar display, with NBC able to show a local station's coverage nationally during the Coast To Coast Forecast or the Plus Five Forecast, depending on what part of the programming cycle the network was.

NBC Weather Plus also aired the "NBC Weather Plus Weather Alert," which interrupted regular programming for constant coverage of a weather event.

A planned revamp of Weather Plus prior to the shutdown announcement. (from KOMU-TV)

Closure[edit]

Former logo for NBC Plus.

NBC announced on October 7, 2008 that Weather Plus would be phased out by December 31, after the NBC affiliates expressed a desire to shut the service down.[3] Though NBC cited its purchase of The Weather Channel as a factor in the shutdown,[4] it has been stated that the closure would have happened even if the acquisition had not happened.[3]

On-camera personality segments ended on October 24, 2008. From then on until the network's sign-off date, only a loop of various national maps with music, local maps by the affiliates, and Weather Plus University were shown. With this, the remaining OCM staff of the channel were referred to on other NBC News programs as only "NBC meteorologists", then eventually as being staff from the Weather Channel.

Prior to the shutdown announcement, the staff at NBC Weather Plus was planning a revamp of their L-bar. At least one former Weather Plus affiliate, WKYC-TV in Cleveland used this revamp since the closure of Weather Plus as part of their localized version, until abandoning the Weather Plus format for looping local radar.[5]

In early December 2008, Weather Plus's website became a redirect to The Weather Channel's website.

Until 2011, several NBC O&O stations ran a barebones variant of WeatherPlus, which was finally replaced with their local Nonstop channels. Other stations have ended their use of Weather Plus in order to take advantage of upgraded weather technology after their high-definition conversions, or moved over to a subchannel network with a traditional programming schedule more palatable to different advertisers.

Affiliates[edit]

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Market NBC Weather Plus Affiliate Digital subchannel Digital cable channel Station Owner Replaced by/Additional Information
New York WNBC 4 DT2 Time Warner Cable 161
Comcast 248
RCN 189
Cablevision 109 (NY / NJ), 118 (CT)
Verizon FiOS 460 (NY / NJ)
NBC O&O Was NBC Plus[6]
Then NBC New York Nonstop , Now Cozi TV
Los Angeles KNBC 4 DT2 Charter Communications 304
Comcast 193
Cox Communications 804
Time Warner 1194
NBC O&O Was NBC Plus[6]
Then NBC California Nonstop, Now Cozi TV
Chicago WMAQ-TV 5 DT2 Comcast 194
RCN 190
WOW! Internet Cable Phone 130
NBC O&O Was NBC Chicago Nonstop, Now Cozi TV
Philadelphia WCAU (TV) 10 DT2 Comcast 248 NBC O&O Was NBC Plus[6]
Then NBC Philadelphia Nonstop, Now Cozi TV
Dallas-Ft. Worth KXAS-TV 5 DT2 Time Warner Cable 365
Charter Communications 105
Verizon FiOS 460
NBC O&O Was NBC Plus[6]
Then NBC DFW Nonstop, Now Cozi TV
San Francisco KNTV 11 DT2 Comcast 186 NBC O&O Was NBC Plus[6]
Then NBC California Nonstop, Now Cozi TV
Boston WHDH-TV 7 DT2 Comcast 297 Sunbeam Television This TV
Atlanta WXIA-TV 11 DT2 Comcast 211 Gannett Was 11Alive Weather[6]
Now WeatherNation TV
Washington, D.C. WRC-TV 4 DT2 Comcast 208
Cox Communications 803
RCN Number varies
Verizon FiOS 460
NBC O&O Was NBC Plus[6]
Then NBC Washington Nonstop, Now Cozi TV
Houston KPRC-TV 2 DT2 Comcast 320 Post-Newsweek Stations This TV[6]
Detroit WDIV-TV 4 DT2 Comcast 249
WOW! Internet Cable Phone 130
Post-Newsweek This TV[6]
Phoenix KPNX 12 DT2 Cox Communications 83
Qwest Choice TV 66
Gannett Weather Plus[6]
Tampa WFLA-TV 8 DT2 Bright House 607
Knology 133
Comcast 243
Media General Was RTN, Now Me-TV
Seattle KING-TV 5 DT2 Comcast 115
Millennium Digital Media 108
Belo KING SD: Was Universal Sports, now Live Well Network[6][6]
Minneapolis-St. Paul KARE 11 DT2 Comcast 249 (St. Paul) 216 (Minneapolis)
Charter Communications 391
Gannett Was NBC Plus[6]
Now WeatherNation TV
Denver KUSA-TV 9 DT2 Comcast 249
Qwest Choice TV 66
Gannett Was 9 News Weather Plus[6]
Now WeatherNation TV
Miami-Ft. Lauderdale WTVJ 6 DT2 Comcast 216 NBC O&O Was NBC Plus[6]
Then NBC Miami Nonstop, Now Cozi TV
Cleveland WKYC-TV 3 DT2 Time Warner Cable 372
Cox Communications 211
WOW! Internet Cable Phone 130
Gannett 3 Weather[6]
Orlando WESH 2 DT2 Brighthouse Networks 1021 Hearst Television Me-TV
Sacramento KCRA-TV 3 DT2 Comcast 193 Hearst Television NBC Plus[6]/WeatherPlus (2008-August 2, 2010)
moreTV Sacramento(August 2, 2010 - July 24, 2012)[7] Now Me-TV
St. Louis KSDK 5 DT2 Charter Communications 127 Gannett News Channel 5 Weather Plus[6]
Pittsburgh WPXI 11 DT2 Verizon FiOS 460
Comcast 208
Armstrong 445
Former Adelphia 111
Cox Enterprises Was RTN[6] Then changed to Me-TV
Portland (OR) KGW 8 DT2 Comcast 308 Belo KGW

Weather Channel[6]

Baltimore WBAL-TV 11 DT2 Comcast 208
Verizon FiOS 460
Hearst Television WBAL Plus (Indepenantly affiliated until October 2012), Me-TV Maryland
Charlotte WCNC-TV 36 DT2 Time Warner Cable 121 Belo Was WCNC Weather Plus[6]
Now Live Well Network
San Diego KNSD 39 DT2 Cox Communications 107
Time Warner Cable 253
NBC / LIN TV NBC California Nonstop Channel
Raleigh-Durham WNCN 17 DT2 Time Warner Cable 219 Media-General Antenna TV
Hartford-New Haven WVIT 30 DT2 Comcast 248
Cox 800
Cablevision 109
Charter 755
NBC O&O NBC New York Nonstop Channel
Kansas City KSHB-TV 41 DT2 Time Warner Cable 1442 E.W. Scripps Kept the Weather Plus branding, added local forecasts and updates.
Columbus WCMH-TV 4 DT2 Time Warner Cable 80
Insight Communications 100
WOW! Internet Cable Phone 130
Media General Was RTN, but got changed to Me-TV. Columbus
Cincinnati WLWT 5 DT2 Insight Communications 431
Time Warner Cable 906
Hearst Television Me-TV Cincinnati
Milwaukee WTMJ-TV 4 DT2 Time Warner Cable 999 Journal Broadcast Group Retained Weather Plus graphics until December 2009 under the branding Storm Team 4 TV; switched to AccuWeather with the same brand in mid-December 2009
Salt Lake City KSL-TV 5 DT3 Comcast 153 Bonneville International Live 5 Weather
Greenville / Spartanburg / Asheville WYFF 4 DT2 Charter Communications 244 Hearst Television Kept WeatherPlus platform, replaced by This TV on January 1, 2011.
San Antonio WOAI-TV 4 DT2 Time Warner Cable 80
GVTC 130
Grande Communications 130
Clear Channel Mexicanal
West Palm Beach WPTV-TV 5 DT2 Comcast 216 E.W. Scripps Live Well Network
Birmingham WVTM 13 DT2 Bright House Networks 183
Charter 653
Media-General Me-TV Birmingham
Lancaster WGAL 8 DT2 Comcast 248
Blue Ridge Cable 136
Hearst Television This TV
Las Vegas KVBC 3 DT2 Cox Communications 124 Sunbelt Communications Company Universal Sports
(station subsequently renamed KSNV-DT and replaced Universal Sports with Antenna TV)
Albuquerque-Santa Fe KOB-TV 4 DT2 Comcast 208 Hubbard Broadcasting This TV
Oklahoma City KFOR-TV 4 DT2 Cox Communications 247 Local TV, LLC Antenna TV
Greensboro WXII 12 DT2 Time Warner Cable 541 Hearst Television This TV
Memphis WMC-TV 5 DT2 Time Warner Cable 4 Raycom Media Was Action News 5 Weather Plus, Now replaced by Bounce TV
Louisville WAVE (TV) 3 DT2 Insight Communications 128 Frankfort Plant Board Digital 150 Raycom Media This TV; WAVE 3 Weather Now with revamped L-bar graphics on DT3. Replaced with Bounce TV as of late September 2011
Buffalo WGRZ 2 DT2 Time Warner Cable 114
Time Warner Cable of Olean 111
Verizon FiOS 460
Gannett Continued as a locally derived version until June 2009, then replaced with Universal Sports; now Antenna TV
Jacksonville WJXX 25.2 DT2 Comcast 201 Gannett Now First Coast News live doppler channel WTLV 12.2 is now The Country Network
Providence WJAR 10 DT2 Cox Communications 800
Comcast 750
Full Channel 190
Media General Me-TV Providence/New Bedford
New Orleans WDSU-TV 6 DT2 Cox Communications 108
Charter Communications 115
Hearst Television 6 Weather Plus/Accuweather 6.2 is now a Me-TV affiliate as of April 1, 2012 under the name "Me-TV New Orleans".
Fresno KSEE 24 DT2 Comcast 195 Granite Broadcasting Retained Weather Plus with addition of newscast replays and skycam views
Albany WNYT 13 DT2 Time Warner Cable 556
Adelphia 169
Berkshire Digital Cable 713
Hubbard Broadcasting WNYT NC 13 Now
Knoxville, TN WBIR-TV 10 DT2 Comcast 217
Charter Communications 136
Gannett Was 10 Weather Now, Got replaced by Me-TV
Mobile / Pensacola WPMI-TV 15 DT2 Cox Communications 716
Comcast 194
Newport Television
(Then Clear Channel)
Local 15 Weather Plus Network
Richmond WWBT 12 DT2 Comcast 208
FIOS 860
Raycom Media Me-TV Richmond
Tulsa KJRH 2 DT2 Cox Communications 222 Scripps-Howard Broadcasting 2News Weather Plus, Replaced With Live Well Network
Fort Myers WBBH-TV 20 DT2 Comcast 247 Waterman Broadcasting Corporation NBC 2 News Now +
Toledo WNWO 24 DT2 Time Warner Cable 80
Buckeye CableSystem 626
Barrington Broadcasting America One
Honolulu KHNL 13 DT2 Oceanic Time Warner 115 Raycom Media Replaced with secondary 720p simulcast of CBS sister station KGMB-TV
Des Moines WHO-TV 13 DT2 Mediacom 246 Local TV, LLC Iowa Weather Plus
Portland WCSH 6 DT2 Time Warner Cable 166 Gannett Rebranded as "Newscenter Weather Plus" airing a loop of 10 minute news and weather updates
Springfield (MO) KYTV (TV) 3 DT3 Mediacom 212 Schurz Communications KY3 24/7
Spokane KHQ-TV 6 DT2 Comcast 114 The KHQ Television Group SWX Right Now (local sports/weather updates)
Rochester (NY) WHEC 10 DT2 Time Warner Cable 110 Hubbard Broadcasting Pinpoint WX
Syracuse WSTM-TV 3 DT3 Time Warner Cable 864 Barrington Broadcasting CNY Central
Columbia (SC) WIS 10 DT2 Time Warner Cable 806 Raycom Media WIS Weather Plus
Huntsville WAFF (TV) 48 DT2 Comcast 194
Knology 133
Mediacom 99
Raycom Media This TV
Chattanooga WRCB 3 DT2 Comcast 244
Charter Communications 196
Sarkes-Tarzian, Inc. Was Retro Television Network, Now Antenna TV
Jackson (MS) WLBT 3 DT2 Time Warner Cable 102 Raycom Media WLBT Weather Plus
Waterloo / Cedar Rapids KWWL 7 DT2 Mediacom 22 & 107
Cedar Falls Utilities 11
Quincy Newspapers This TV
Burlington WPTZ 5 DT2 Burlington Telecom 305 Hearst-Argyle Continued as a locally derived version until August 31, 2009, then replaced with This TV
Brownsville KVEO 23 DT2 Time Warner Cable 861 Communications Corp of America Estrella TV
Baton Rouge WVLA 33 DT2 Cox Communications 133 White Knight Broadcasting This TV
Waco / Temple KCEN 6 DT2 Frank Mayborn Enterprises, Inc. This TV
Peoria WEEK-TV 25 DT2 Comcast 138 Granite Broadcasting Changed name to Weather First +
Johnstown WJAC-TV 6 DT2 Atlantic Broadband 110
Former Adelphia 106
Cox Enterprises Was Retro Television Network, Now Me-TV
El Paso KTSM 9 DT2 Time Warner Cable 1302 Communications Corp of America NewsChannel 9 Plus -
station kept Weather Plus graphics, looping maps and live area traffic camera images
Myrtle Beach WMBF 32 DT2 TBA Raycom Media "WMBF News XTRA"
Fort Wayne WISE-TV 33 DT3 Comcast 249 Granite Broadcasting Corporation Pinpoint VIPIR HD Radar
Reno KRNV 4 DT2 Charter Communications 224 Sunbelt Communications Company This TV
Traverse City WPBN 7 DT3 Charter Communications 201 Barrington Broadcasting Replaced with 720p simulcast of ABC sister station WGTU for convenience of antenna viewers
Sioux Falls KDLT 46 DT2 Midcontinent Communications 80.6 / 606
Knology 132
Red River Broadcasting Universal Sports (channel currently blank)
Montgomery WSFA 12 DT2 Brighthouse Networks 213 / 228
Knology 121
Charter Communications 183
Raycom Media Bounce TV
Lafayette KPLC-TV 7 (Lake Charles)
WVLA 33 (Baton Rouge)
DT2
DT2
Cox Communications 130 (KPLC) Raycom Media KPLC Weather Channel
Salinas / Monterey / Santa Cruz KSBW 8 DT2 Comcast channel 186 Hearst Television Continued to use Weather Plus and aired weeknight 10pm and Sunday 6pm newscasts (the latter during NFL season only) along with a primetime block called "KSBW PrimePlus+"[8] until January 31, 2011; this subchannel was replaced to be affiliated with ABC on April 18, 2011.[9]
Yakima KNDO 23 DT3 Charter Communications 287 The KHQ Television Group SWX Right Now (local sports/weather updates)
Kennewick / Pasco / Richland KNDU 25 DT3 Charter Communications 287 The KHQ Television Group SWX Right Now (local sports/weather updates)
Wilmington WECT 6 DT2 Time Warner Cable 939 & Charter Communications 136 Raycom Media Was WECT 6 Plus /Newscast Repeater/ Now Bounce TV
Amarillo KAMR-TV 4 DT2 Suddenlink 7 Nexstar Broadcasting Group Simulcasting KCPN-LP, the MyNetworkTV affiliate
Duluth KBJR 6 DT3 Charter Communications 391 Granite Broadcasting News Now
Columbia (MO) KOMU-TV 8 DT2 Mediacom 247 University of Missouri Was Universal Sports (Dropped Universal Sports Mid 2011, channel not used at this time.)
Albany (GA) WALB 10 DT2 Mediacom 26 Raycom Media This TV, to be replaced by ABC programming on April 27, moving This TV to 10.3; rebranded on Mediacom as "WALB 24/7 Weather"
Lubbock KCBD 11 DT2 Cox Communications 112 Raycom Media This TV
Bangor WLBZ 2 DT2 Time Warner Cable 166 Gannett Rebranded as "Newscenter Weather Plus" airing a loop of 10 minute news and weather updates
Steubenville / Wheeling WTOV 9 DT2 Comcast 208
Jefferson County Cable 11
Cox Enterprises Was Retro Television Network, Now Me-TV
Pocatello KPVI 6 DT2 Sunbelt Communications Company Was Universal Sports, Now Antenna TV
Hattiesburg / Laurel WDAM 7 DT3 Comcast 243 Raycom Media This TV
Lake Charles KPLC-TV 7 DT2 Suddenlink 247 Raycom Media KPLC Weather channel
Marquette, Michigan WLUC 6 DT2 Charter Communications 306 Barrington Broadcasting Fox UP
Charlottesville WVIR 29 DT2 Comcast 208 Waterman Broadcasting Corporation NBC 29 Weather Plus
Lima WLIO 35 DT3 Block Communications Was NBC Plus (Channel is now blank)

References[edit]

  1. ^ WPXI.com (2008-12-01). "Channel 11 News Announces Changes To Weather Team". Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  2. ^ NBC Weather Plus
  3. ^ a b Greppi, Michelle (2008-10-07). "NBC Shutting Down Weather Plus". TelevisionWeek. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ Guthrie, Marisa; Malone, Michael (2008-10-07). "NBC Universal Shutting Down Weather Plus". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  5. ^ http://www.wkyc.com/video/weather/weather_plus/ WKYC (3 Weather) live stream featuring the revamp NBC Weather Plus L-bar.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Station Ownership in the Top 25 Markets" (PDF). broadcastingcable.com. January 24, 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ KCRA Launches MOREtv Sacramento Channel
  8. ^ KSBW Launches KSBW PrimePLUS+
  9. ^ Central Coast ABC Programming from KSBW

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