Verizon FIOS Dumps Weather Channel Without Notice

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  1. Miss America

    Miss America Well-Known Member

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    Provides Accuweather and a Weather App in its place. If you have FIOS, will you get rid of it for a cable provider that has The Weather Channel?

    Howard related because The Weather Channel is more entertaining than Howard's radio show, and Verizon's move is all about marbles.
    http://www.app.com/story/money/business/consumer/2015/03/10/verizon-weather-channel/24709999/
    Verizon FiOS customers can no longer watch the Weather Channel on their TV.

    The company dropped Weather Channel and Weather Scan after its agreement to carry the channel expired.

    "This was not a negotiation dispute, but rather, a business decision the company made,' Verizon said in a statement. "Verizon's agreements to carry The Weather Channel and Weather Scan expired and was not renewed."

    Weather Channel said it was dropped "without warning."

    "We were disappointed when, without warning late yesterday, March 9, Verizon FiOS dropped The Weather Channel from their lineup while our companies continued to be in active conversations regarding a contract renewal," the company said. "We urge FiOS customers to contact Verizon and voice their displeasure."

    Verizon said it has committed to reducing overall content costs in 2015 and beyond.

    Instead of Weather Channel, Verizon said customers now have AccuWeather Network if they want weather information on their TV. FiOS TV also offers a WeatherBug widget application to offer hyper-local weather, on FiOS TV channel 49.

    "We understand that some customers will be disappointed. However we believe AccuWeather Network's launch on FiOS TV – a first – meets consumer demand for all-weather news and information that viewers can trust," the company said.
     
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    Accuweather?

    I'm checking it out now.
    Looks good to me
     
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    Net neutrality wins :dontknow:
     
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    Pussy Tendon Wet! CUNT!!!!! VIP

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    Jim Cantore is a cunt
     
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    i love that channel...
    ever since they got rid of the blue screen that listed all the channels and whats playing, it's been my new nightlight...
     
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    Back in the beginning, TWC had the best weather babes. Now we get Al Roker and that bald-headed dude who orgasms for thundersnow.
     
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    Weather and news are just entertainment channels now. Neither's focus is on unbiased reporting anymore so I really don't need more reality TV.
     
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    The Weather channel hates covering the weather.
    fuck them!
     
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    I never understood the purpose of a weather channel in the NYC area: the weather here is either cold and wet, hot and wet, or windy and wet. It takes a whole show to figure that out?
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I Banned User

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    The Weather Channel is partly owned by NBC Universal. This might have a small factor in this decision.
     
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    :jj:

    I found TWC to be entertaining during hurricanes, but that's about it. I mean, what's not fun about watching a bunch of weathermen run around inflating hurricane winds speeds by 50%?

    Beyond that, fuck 'em. They bought into the AGW bullshit hook, line and sinker. The less of my money that goes to support them, the better.
     
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    Also Gunky related as he has had Sam Champion on the show in promoting his morning show on The Weather Channel

    like Gunky, Sam is a faeg
     
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    thanks.... that reminded me to tune into Telemundo

    [​IMG]
     
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    Acu weather seems good to me, they cycle the hot chick's every city.
    They did throw in the bald meteorologist guy for the gays I guess.
    I knew they were dropping it so it was no secret.
     
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    Welcome to the 21st century.
     
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    I got an email from verizon tonight telling me this..

    I remember in the old days I had a friend that used to beat off to the weather channel weathergirls.. this was when you hate to wait for the porn pic to download on aol.