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The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel logo 2005-present.svg
The Weather Channel logo (2005-present)
Launched May 2, 1982
Owned by The Weather Company (TWCC Holdings: consortium owned by NBCUniversal (25%), The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, exact Bain and Blackstone percentages unknown)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV, letterboxed with weather information)
Slogan It's Amazing Out There
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas
Headquarters 300 Interstate North Parkway SE, Atlanta, Georgia
Sister channel(s) Weatherscan
(Willmar, Minnesota)
Channel 34
Selective TV, Inc.
(Alexandria, Minnesota)
Channel 50
Dish Network 214 (HD/SD)
DirecTV 362 (HD/SD)
Available on most U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider or channel guide for channel availability
Verizon FiOS 619 (HD)
119 (SD)
AT&T U-verse 1225 (HD)
225 (SD)
Sky Angel 320
Internet television
OneLink Communications 96

The Weather Channel is a cable and satellite television channel that is shown in the United States. The Weather Channel shows television shows about the weather and weather-related news all day. The Weather Channel is most often filmed inside a studio near Atlanta, but some people working there sometimes go out to the place where the storm or weather is happening to film it. The Weather Channel also has radio stations, newspapers, websites, as well as mobile applications for smartphones and tablet computers. The Weather Channel is similar to a channel called The Weather Network in Canada.

Viewing audience

In July 2015, The Weather Channel was received by about 89.7 million American households that subscribe to a pay television service.

However, it was subsequently dropped by Verizon FiOS (losing its approximately 5.5 million subscribers). The most distributed network was then HLN. Actual viewership of the channel averaged 210,000 during 2013 and has been declining for several years.

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