MétéoMédia

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MétéoMédia
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MétéoMédia logo
Launched September 1, 1988
Owned by Pelmorex
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec
Website MétéoMédia (French)
Availability
Satellite
Bell TV Channel 130 (SD)
Shaw Direct Channel 740 (SD)
Cable
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
IPTV
Bell Aliant Channel 807 (SD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 105 (SD)
Channel 1105 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 2050 (SD)
Telus Quebec Channel 17 (SD)
Channel 517 (HD)
VMedia Channel 19 (SD)
Zazeen Channel 201 (SD)

MétéoMédia is the French-language component of the Canadian Category A weather information specialty channel and web site owned by Pelmorex. MétéoMédia primarily serves viewers in Quebec, although some cable TV systems in Ontario and New Brunswick carry the channel as well. It is available nationwide via satellite. MétéoMédia went on the air along with the bilingual[1] specialty service's English-language component, The Weather Network, for the first time on September 1, 1988; both MétéoMédia and The Weather Network broadcast separate 24-hour-a-day feeds.

MétéoMedia has a separate feed for the Montreal area.

Ownership[edit]

Both MétéoMedia and the Weather Network are owned by Pelmorex (in turn half-owned by the U.S. Weather Channel). The two originally shared an analogue transponder on one of the Anik satellites, with computer-generated local forecasts airing on one while the video feed of a live forecaster or TV commercials aired on the other.

On January 3, 2008, it was reported that Landmark Communications, part-owner of MétéoMédia, may be for sale.[2] In July 2008, the Weather Channel was sold to NBC Universal and Bain Capital; the sale includes Landmark's stakes in MétéoMedia and the Weather Network.[3]

Original logo used until 2011

Shows[edit]

  • Local Forecast: provides local forecasts for major cities in Quebec and New Brunswick. This bulletin provides viewers with the current temperature, wind speed and weather conditions, as well as weather information for the rest of the day and 2 days ahead. Those who receive MétéoMédia have a full report from the weather to the nearest station, including the conditions to the forecast for the next two weeks. Local weather broadcasts every 10 minutes.
  • Active Weather: A detailed analysis of current conditions across Quebec as well as forecasts for the next five days.
  • MétéoMédia News: Broadcast at :12 and :42 past the hour, this segment provides a brief summary of the weather and environmental news.
  • International Forecast: Broadcast at :47 (evenings/weekends) and :08 (nights), this segment provides full world weather updates in just only 90 seconds.
  • Traveller's Forecast: Broadcast morning of the week, this quickly provides current conditions and forecast for the journey.
  • Scales: An analysis of current conditions across North America and the forecast for the day in major cities across Canada, the US and Europe. It also provides holiday's forecasts in the Caribbean and Mexico.

MétéoMédia also provides seasonal details, include: Pollen Forecast (spring/summer), UV Forecast (spring/summer), Ski Conditions (autumn/winter),...

Schedule[edit]

MétéoMedia follows a schedule which repeats itself each hour, based on the current season. The spring/summer programming schedule often starts on the first Monday of April. It switches to the winter schedule on the first Monday of December.

Notable former personalities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (2011-07-22). "Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-438". Retrieved 2012-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Battens may sell The Roanoke Times' parent company". The Roanoke Times. 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-01-03. 
  3. ^ NBC press release - included in the list of items to be acquired: "The Weather Channel also holds a minority interest in Pelmorex, a Canadian weather company."

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