The Weather Channel Latin America

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The Weather Channel Latin America
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The logo used in The Weather Channel Latin America. It was used in United States in the same period.
Launched 1996 (Latin America)
1998 (Brazil)
Closed December 20, 2002
Owned by Landmark Media Enterprises
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Country Latin America
Language Spanish
Portuguese
Broadcast area Latin America and the Caribbean [1]
Headquarters Buenos Aires
Mexico City
Sao Paulo

The Weather Channel Latin America (Spanish: El Canal del Tiempo, Portuguese: Canal do Tempo) is a website which formerly served as a cable and satellite channel based on the American cable and satellite television network, The Weather Channel. The channel was launched in 1996, mainly in Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina,[2] before going on to launch a Portuguese language version for Brazil in 1998. The channel operated from Atlanta, with later sales offices initiated in several Latin American countries, until December 20, 2002, when the network closed the channel to avoid cost cuts at its American operations.

Programs[edit]

Pronóstico Local / Previsão Local[edit]

Latin American version of Local on the 8s showing the forecast for the city of Mérida, Mexico.

The Latin American version of Local on the 8s, generated on the Weather Star XL platform. Forecasts were rerun every 10 minutes on the "0s" on the Spanish version and on the "5s" in Brazil. Some of the music used for these forecasts ended up playing on Weatherscan operated by The Weather Channel in 2003.

Meteorologists/Forecasters/Executives[edit]

Director of Meteorology: Raul E. Jimenez. Meteorologists (Forecasters): Gladys Diaz, Kathy Hoffman, Jose Lezcano, Vinicius Ubarana, Jacquelina Michienzi.

Director of Production/Programming: Antonio La Greca.

Manager of Production/Programming: Marisa Garcia - Villanueva

Coordinating Producer: Luis Alberto Gonzalez

Former Broadcasters[edit]

  • Guillermo Arduino
  • Lola Martinez
  • Eduardo Rodriguez
  • Carolina Saiz
  • Katrina Voss
  • Raul Ayrala
  • Selene Feria
  • Maria Antonieta Mejia
  • Maricarmen Ramos
  • Luis Carrera
  • Armando Benitez
  • Paola Elorza
  • Sal Morales
  • Luis Alberto Gonzalez

References[edit]

Websites[edit]

The Weather Channel still has a Latin American website as well as a Brazilian version.