|Launched||June 11, 2011|
|Owned by||WeatherNation TV, Inc.|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)
|Headquarters||Greenwood Village, Colorado|
|Replaced||The Weather Cast|
|DirecTV||361, 362 (HD/SD)|
|WeatherNation TV live streaming||http://www.weathernationtv.com/#watch|
|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. The channel's content includes meteorologists delivering forecasts in-studio, as well as weather graphics set to music. The in-studio content is on a three-hour recorded loop, while on-screen weather data is updated live.
- 1 Background
- 2 Availability
- 3 On-air staff
- 4 Affiliates
- 4.1 Alabama
- 4.2 Arkansas
- 4.3 Colorado
- 4.4 Georgia
- 4.5 Louisiana
- 4.6 Massachusetts
- 4.7 Michigan
- 4.8 Minnesota
- 4.9 Nevada
- 4.10 New Hampshire
- 4.11 New Mexico
- 4.12 New York
- 4.13 North Carolina
- 4.14 Ohio
- 4.15 Puerto Rico
- 4.16 South Carolina
- 4.17 Texas
- 4.18 Virginia
- 4.19 Washington
- 4.20 Wisconsin
- 4.21 Former affiliates
- 5 References
- 6 External links
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. 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. WeatherNation TV began broadcasting on the last week of July 2011. 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. WIYC in Montgomery, Alabama also started carrying WeatherNation in October 2011. Further affiliate carriage continued in January 2012, when WeatherNation added affiliates in Minneapolis, Minnesota (KARE-TV); KMYA-DT in Little Rock, Arkansas; KFDF-CA in Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Springfield, Missouri. Its studios are located in St. Paul, Minnesota, while its headquarters and master control facilities are located in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
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. 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.
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. When DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel on January 14, 2014, channel 362 began simulcasting 361.
- Paul Douglas - weekday afternoons
- Kristin Clark - weeknights
- Rob Koch - weeknights
- Susie Martin - weekday
- Gretchen Mishek - weekend mornings
- Todd Nelson - weekday mornings
- Aaron Shaffer - weekday mornings
- Addison Green - weekend mornings
- Mace Michaels - weekend evenings
- Katie Ferrier - weekend evenings
- Bryan Karrick - weekend days
- Miranda Hilgers - weekend mornings
|Mobile/Pensacola, FL||WPMI-TV||15.2||15||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Little Rock||KTHV||11.2||11.2||Comcast 233 (Little Rock)||Gannett Company|
|Denver||KUSA-TV||9.2||9.2||Comcast 249||Gannett Company|
|Cortez||K18DR-D||24.5||18.9||Southwest Colorado TV Translator Association|
|Atlanta||WXIA-TV||11.2||10.2||Comcast 211||Gannett Company|
|New Orleans||WHNO||20.2||20||LeSEA Broadcasting|
|Boston||WBIN-TV||50.3||50||Carlisle One Media|
Charter Communications 431
|SJL Broadcasting, Inc.|
|Minneapolis-St. Paul||KARE-TV||11.2||11||Comcast 249 (St. Paul)
Charter Communications 391
|Alexandria||K14LZ-D||11.2||14.4||Selective TV, Inc.|
|Laughlin||KMCC||34.3||32.3||Cranston II, LLC (managed by Fusion Communications)|
|Derry||WBIN-TV||50.3||50||Carlisle One Media|
|Santa Fe||KCHF-DT||11.2||10.2||Son Broadcasting|
|Buffalo||WGRZ||2.2||33.2||Time Warner Cable 1245||Gannett Company|
|Greensboro||WFMY||2.2||51.2||Time Warner Cable 111||Gannett Company|
|Toledo||WTVG-TV||13.3||13||Buckeye CableSystem 615||Lilly Broadcasting|
|Columbia||WLTX||19.3||17.3||Time Warner Cable 812||Gannett Company|
|Lynchburg||WSET-TV||13.3||13.3||Comcast Channel 206
Cox Channel 109
Giles-Craig Channel 183
|Allbritton Communications Company|
|Seattle||KFFV||44.5||44.5||OTA Broadcasting, LLC|
|Fond du Lac/Milwaukee||WIWN||68.1||5.1||Pappas Telecasting Companies|
|Madison||WMTV||15.2||19.2||Charter Communications 247||Gray Television|
|Atlanta||WTBS-LD||26.3||26||Prism Broadcasting Network||Channel Currently Blank|
|Boston||WHDN-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 Inc.||Replaced by Infomercials|
|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|
|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||Enterprise Capital Group
(operated by Southern Venture Capital Group pending acquisition)
|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|
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- WeatherNation Streaming Weather
- iTunes: WeatherNation
- WeatherNation Launches on Sony Connected TVs and Other Entertainment Devices Retrieved September 14, 2013
- Google Play: WeatherNation
- Roku: WeatherNation TV
- Flint, Joe (25 December 2013). "DirecTV issues veiled threat in talks with Weather Channel". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- Spangler, Todd (13 January 2014). "Weather Channel Pulled from DirecTV". Variety. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
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