DirecTV Is Distributing WeatherNation
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV, with more than 20 million subscribers around the country, has started distributing a network called WeatherNation; its Weather Channel deal is set to expire. The Los Angeles Times reports talks between the two are ongoing; SNL Kagan says Weathr Cahnnel charges about 13 cents per subscriber per month. DirecTV is looking to cut costs. WeatherNation, based in Denver, was also used by satellite broadcaster Dish Network as a pawn when it was negotiating with Weather Channel three years ago.