Weather Channel goes dark on DirecTV, other weather networks ready to jump in

Despite The Weather Channel's PR campaign, DirecTV has dropped the network from its lineup.
DirecTV dropped The Weather Channel last night. Does anyone really care?

Following a contentious dispute with satellite television provider DirecTV, The Weather Channel went dark on the service at midnight Monday. The loss of the network however has allowed other true weather networks an opportunity to provide news and information to the public.

The loss is the first major outage for The Weather Channel that brought 24 / 7 weather to Americans’ homes but has since given up on its core mission in favor of reality based television shows.

It is that shift in programming choices and the lack of true weather coverage that DirecTV cited in its decision to drop the network.

Read more about the dispute and the alternatives for real weather news and information on

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