The Weather Channel


Entertainment Studios acquires The Weather Channel

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has acquired The Weather Channel for US$300 million (€243 million). Allen has acquired the assets of the US cable network, collectively The Weather Group, through his Allen Media firm. The Entertainment Studios chairman and CEO bought the network from The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and NBCUniversal. The deal hands the cable […]

Arris agrees OTT deal with The Weather Channel

Arris is working with The Weather Channel in the US to deliver its Local Now streaming service to Sling TV customers. The over-the-top Local Now service offers personalised weather, news, traffic and sports information based on a subscriber’s location and will be available to all of Sling TV’s ‘Best of Live TV’ customers at no […]

The Weather Channel partners with Arris

The Weather Channel in the US has partnered with video and broadband technology provider Arris, using the latter’s encoders and decoders to deliver “more regionalised data and linear services.” The network is using the Arris DSR-4440 and DSR-4460 integrated receiver decoders (IRDs) to optimise its network and reduce bandwidth demands. It is also upgrading its […]

Weather Channel launches smart TV app in Europe

The Weather Channel has launched a European connected TV app, featuring live TV, forecasts, severe weather reports, videos and user-generated content.  The app is available in mainland Europe and the UK on LG smart TVs, while in France a set-top box app is also available to Orange Livebox Play customers. The service adds to the […]