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Posted Friday 1/11/19 at 1:19PM EST
The Weather Channel's new owner orders The World’s Funniest Weather
Bryon Allen's Entertainment Studios, which took control of The Weather Channel last year, has ordered a weekly half-hour syndicated TV comedy series featuring funny weather-related clips. It's not clear if The World’s Funniest Weather will ever air on The Weather Channel.
Posted Saturday 1/05/19 at 3:04AM EST
Los Angeles sues The Weather Channel, accusing its app of covertly mining user data
Source: The New York Times
The city's lawsuit, filed Thursday, accuses The Weather Channel app of deceptively collecting, sharing and profiting from the location information of millions of American consumers.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Byron Allen says his $100 million investment in The Weather Channel is paying off with its viral Immersed Mixed Reality graphics
The media mogul purchased The Weather Channel earlier this year for $300 million, aiming to upgrade its technology. This week, the Weather Channel went viral showing off its realistic-looking simulation of Hurricane Florence flooding. ALSO: Weather Channel defends reporter who went viral in Hurricane Florence "so dramatic" clip.
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
The Weather Channel is presenting video game-like simulations of Hurricane Florence's potential severity
"As Hurricane Florence flood warnings continue to surge, the Weather Channel has found a way to make them hit home: with a visualization of what the storm surge could look like 'in reality,'" reports Rachel Withers. "With experts still trying to convince residents to evacuate in spite of a category downgrade, the immersive mixed reality is an upgrade on the standard topographic inundation map—and a powerfully sobering use of technology. The viral visualization shows a presenter standing on a simulated street, as simulated floodwaters rise higher around her, showing various possible depths—otherwise just numbers—in relation to her body." ALSO: CNN's Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo caught all wearing "short sleeve muscle polo shirts" while out covering the hurricane.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
Byron Allen acquires the Weather Channel in $300-million deal
Source: Los Angeles Times
The former TV comedian and host has become a media mogul with his Entertainment Studios, which has now purchased Weather Channel parent company Weather Group for a reported $300 million
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
John Coleman dies: GMA’s first meteorologist co-founded The Weather Channel and later became a high-profile climate-change denier
Coleman, 83, joined ABC's Good Morning America when it launched in 1975. In 1981, he helped launch The Weather Channel and became its first CEO. In his later years, however, he drew scorn for calling climate change a “hoax” and a “scam” that was part of a “liberal, political agenda.”
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 11:08PM EST
A bus obstructed The Weather Channel’s view of the Georgia Dome's implosion
You can hear the cameraman’s frustration with the blocked view as the bus pulled in front of the camera at the worst time.
Posted Sunday 10/08/17 at 2:43AM EDT
The Weather Channel decides not to name a winter storm after Stephen Colbert
Source: Ad Week
In March, the cable channel said it would name its third winter storm of the season “Colbert” after The Late Show host complained that “The Weather Channel has no authority to name anything.” But The Weather Channel released its names of winter storms this week, and “Colbert” is not on it.