The Weather Channel down to just over an hour before DirecTV shuts them off, continuing to make pleas to viewers, this screencap from my TV at 7:35PM PST
While DirecTV and The Weather Channel duke it out over dollars due to a user revolt, thanks to inane announcements like the Official Weather Channel Therapy Dog, (no, I’m not kidding, and no I’m not going to submit Kenji) there’s more competition in the offing. So far we have The Weather Channel, and WeatherNationTV, and now maybe coming soon to a screen near you, the AccuWeather Channel.
AccuWeather Announces the Launch of the AccuWeather Channel in Q3 2014
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AccuWeather is pleased to announce it will launch a 24X7 weather channel, to be known as the AccuWeather Channel, in the third quarter of 2014.
AccuWeather had not planned to make the announcement at this time, but decided to accelerate the announcement in light of the controversy that has developed between DIRECTV and The Weather Channel and in order to make the public aware of an additional offering that will be available to them later this year.
AccuWeather is already the leading source of weather forecasts, information and data and is considered to be the most accurate and valuable source of weather forecasts around the world.
The Superior Accuracy™ of AccuWeather forecasts has allowed the company to create a strong brand that has saved lives, protected property and placed pinpoint weather information in the hands of consumers. AccuWeather has been recognized for its innovative and valuable displays and presentation of the weather to the public and private sectors.
AccuWeather’s forecasts are the most localized and most customized and it is the only source for day-by-day forecasts 45 days in advance. AccuWeather is also prepared to launch MinuteCast™, which will provide minute-by-minute forecasts for every location in the United States and Canada.
The new AccuWeather Channel will be focused on helping people make better decisions in planning to improve life and safety. It will provide highly localized and customized forecasts, and will round out AccuWeather’s suite of services to the public. AccuWeather already provides weather forecasts by smartphones, tablets, AccuWeather.com web and mobile sites, radio, AccuWeather-affiliated television stations, and over 500 newspapers nationwide.
The new AccuWeather Channel will be streamed on AccuWeather.com and other internet sites, as well as through media partner affiliate mobile and internet sites and is expected to be available through cable and satellite carriers.
For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / firstname.lastname@example.org
AccuWeather, Inc. / 385 Science Park Road / State College, PA 16803
Alan Danzis / 212.373.6022 / email@example.com
GolinHarris / 909 Third Avenue, 9th Floor / New York, NY 10022
Source: PR Newswire
h/t to Ryan Maue