811 iWeather on 9500 (1 Viewer)

sampatterson

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Just found this last night on my 811, channel 9500 is an opentv weather application, don't remember seeing it on the board. Pretty cool local weather app.
 

ROLLTIDE

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Why can't they do something usefull with the weather like have it DL radar data? Or since it's accueweather have Joe Bastardi do a video update .
 

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Accuweather-HD with Bastardi and hire Kristina Abernathy from TWC! Severe weather livestreams in HD! I'll get right on producing that, as soon as I can find my wallet with the extra $200M in it :)

Seriously, I hope oneday we'll have a 24/7 weather event station in HD.
 

dlsnyder

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from Multichannel News:

NBC TURNS UP HEAT.
by LINDA MOSS

Eyes Two Digital Networks, Including Weather

NEW YORK -- NBC Cable is aiming to launch two digital networks with one of them likely to be a weather channel with strong local elements, and possibly even traffic reports officials said last week.

This came out last week and I thought it was an interesting hint of what may become of OTA digital broadcasting. The only way a service like this will ever take off is if the FCC enforces digital must-carry on cable companies. The plan is for NBC affiliates to create a dedicated digital sub-channel just for weather. I think WRAL was the first to do this. It isn't in HDTV but it is pretty cool! 8)
 

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I wish Dish Network would have those radar maps. That would be a very nice feature appreciated by many existing and potential customers.
 

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With most people being served by their locals now on dish it might not be quite as big a deal, but I agree. Having local weather available is important and since Cable does it, DBS should find a way. I don't count the current weather on 9500 or 100 as a true weather station.
 

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