The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by The Weather Company, itself owned by a consortium that is owned in turn by NBCUniversal and investment firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital – and includes the online weather services Weather Underground and Intellicast, and weather data and software company Weather Services International (WSI) among its properties.vThe Weather Channel has its headquarters located in Cumberland, Georgia, near Atlanta.

Launched on May 2, 1982, the channel broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news and analysis, along with documentaries and entertainment programming related to weather. In addition to its programming on the cable channel, TWC also provides forecasts for terrestrial and satellite radio stations, newspapers and websites, and maintains an extensive online presence at and through a set of mobile applications for smartphones and tablet computers. A sister network, Weatherscan, is a digital cable and satellite service that offers 24-hour automated local forecasts and radar imagery.

As of February 2015, The Weather Channel was received by approximately 97.3 million American households that subscribe to a pay television service (83.6% of U.S. households with at least one television set), which gave it the highest national distribution of any U.S. cable channel. However, it was subsequently dropped by Verizon FiOS (losing its approximately 5.5 millions subscribers), giving the title of most distributed network to HLN. Actual viewership of the channel averaged 210,000 during 2013 and has been declining for several years. Content from The Weather Channel is available for purchase from the NBCUniversal Archives.

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  • Weather Gone Viral

    Weather Gone Viral

    While dangerous, extreme weather makes for some riveting video and lends itself to being easily shar…

  • Strangest Weather on Earth

    Strangest Weather on Earth

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  • Natural Born Monsters

    Natural Born Monsters

    Adventurer Sean Duggan heads to some of the most remote places on Earth in search of mysterious crea…

  • 3 Scientists Walk Into a Bar

    3 Scientists Walk Into a Bar

    3 Scientists Walk Into a Bar is both a new original series on The Weather Channel and curated scienc…

  • So You Think You'd Survive?

    So You Think You'd Survive?

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  • Prospectors


    Prospectors follows a group of miners searching for the rarest gems in order to strike it rich. Howe…

  • Weather Underground

    Weather Underground

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  • Weather Geeks

    Weather Geeks

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  • AMHQ: America's Morning Headquarters

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  • 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion

    23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion

    Sam Champion, the managing editor of the Weather Channel, hosts 23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion that…

  • Weekend Recharge

    Weekend Recharge

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  • Weather Center Live

    Weather Center Live

    Weather Center Live is a show on The Weather Channel that airs 3 times every weekday. They show what…

  • AMHQ Early

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    Join meteorologist Jen Carfagno as she forecasts your day, with breaking weather & travel info f…

  • Extreme Weather: The Survivors

    Extreme Weather: The Survivors

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  • Hurricane 360

    Hurricane 360

    Experience the most dangerous hurricanes on the if you were there...caught in the eye of…

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    That's Amazing

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  • Weather Hacks

    Weather Hacks

    Weather Hacks demonstrates what you can do before, during and after the weather goes to extremes.

  • AMHQ Weekend

    AMHQ Weekend

    On AMHQ Weekend, the co-hosts Dr. Greg Postel, Kelly Cass and Reynolds Wolf present the weekend edit…

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    SOS: How to Survive presents gripping true stories of people who suddenly find themselves in a life…

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