DirecTV replaces WeatherNation’s slot with AccuWeather

DirecTV has announced it will replace WeatherNation with the AccuWeather Network:

  • The decision, which was announced Wednesday, Aug. 1, was a blow to the relative newcomer WeatherNation against one of the most venerable names in weather forecasting.
  • WeatherNation had been on DirecTV since 2014.
  • AccuWeather has taken over Channel 361, which was WeatherNation’s former channel assignment.
  • The Weather Channel, which rivals both networks, was dropped from Verizon’s FiOS service in 2015, but still remains a mainstay on many cable and satellite providers.
  • WeatherNation is still available on select cable and satellite providers, as well as via streaming services and, in some markets, over the air as a digital subchannel.
  • Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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