The Weather Channel Latin America
|The Weather Channel Latin America|
The logo used in The Weather Channel Latin America. It was used in United States in the same period.
|Launched||1996 (Latin America)
|Closed||December 20, 2002|
|Owned by||Landmark Media Enterprises|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Latin America and the Caribbean |
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, 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.
- Panorama: Similar to Weekend Now. Weekend forecast.
- Destinos (Destinations): The 3-day forecast for cities in Florida (at 13 min of each hour) and cities in Latin America, like Acapulco, Rio de Janeiro and Santo Domingo (at 43 min each hour).
- Nuestro Planeta/ Nosso Planeta (Our Planet): Information about the Earth.
Pronóstico Local / Previsão Local
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.
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
- 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