Q. A friend told me that DIRECTV was getting rid of Weather Nation. Is that true? I hope not. They do a great job, particularly with weather reports in my area. — Carl, Venice, California.
Carl, I’m afraid to tell you the forecast is more than just cloudy this week. Weather Nation says DIRECTV has informed it that it will remove the channel on August 1.
DIRECTV hasn’t commented yet (and we’ve asked.) And Weather Nation itself says the satellite TV service, and its owner, AT&T, won’t even tell them.
“Ever since DIRECTV (said) they would no longer carry Weather Nation as of August 1, we’ve been bombarded by viewers expressing their frustration and asking us why,” says WeatherNation President Michael Norton. “I wish we could give them an answer, but we’re just as shocked and dismayed as they are. It’s an unfortunate decision by DIRECTV, especially given overwhelming customer engagement and the fact that they offered no terms by which they would continue carrying the service.”
However, if you recall, DIRECTV added Weather Nation in 2014 after it decided to stop carrying the Weather Channel for a few months. The satcaster has long settled its dispute with the latter so it probably concluded it no longer needed two weather channels.
Update: A few readers have told me that DIRECTV says it will add the Accuweather Channel to replace Weather Nation, but still no comment from the satcaster. (This has been confirmed. Accuweather will replace Weather Nation.)
— Phillip Swann
Will it be removed from DIRECTV NOW?
Will the Accuweather channel be also added to the AT&T U-verse channel lineup?
Something happened with “THE WEATHER CHANNEL” on the Computer about a month ago.
They said we don’t have to Log-IN anymore, all of our favorite Cities will stay the SAME and every else will stay the same.
Guess what, Now the “Weather Channel” is locked with NO chance to change anything, ADD cities, see Cities, Modify your preferences, or VIEW the Weather anywhere.
Wrote (3) e-mails to the Weather Channel. NO Reply’s & NO Weather Channel anymore.
Maybe they are going South ?
Anyone know how to get it to work on the Computer, let us know.
I have a DELL DESK TOP Windows 7 newish (1 year old ) Computer. .
I’ve has the same issues on the web. It says no more login and when I go to add a city it asks for my email. I plug that in and it says “we have an account with that address. Please log in.” It just takes you in an endless loop of bs.
You are doing better than I am. I can’t even get it to acknowledge I exist.
The Weather Channel is BROKEN.
Anyone know what up ?
The on screen says Accu-Weather is replacing WX Nation.
I was referring to “THE WEATHER CHANNEL”
The weather channel is better than weather Nation anyway I wont watch weather Nation.
Ditto — Weather Nation is a waste of time.
I roundly prefer Weathernation to TWC. At least Weathernation shows weather 24/7. They don’t show reality shows and name winter storms or tell us the chances of a tornado within 50 miles. You can throw a dart and figure that during severe weather. Looks like I’m off to Dish. Just replace one of two weather channels with AccuWeather.
From what I read about what TWC charges for their service, Direct TV should put Weather Nation on channel 362 and drop TWC.
TWC is good at some things, bad at others. Same with Weathernation. But why replace it with AccuWeather? From what I’ve seen so far, it’s the worst of all three.
So far so good with Accuweather. At least they will also have 24/7 weather like Weathernation. Watched Weathernation more than the Weather Channel due to their abundance of reality shows at the times I was looking for a local forecast.
Having been an Accuweather follower on line for many years I find their forecasting is about as good as it gets. I agree their broadcasting today is far from stellar, but it’s their first day! Give them time to iron out the bugs.
So far AccuWeather seems to have More information,
BUT it is a lot like our Local Channels weather reports.
The women who are on the show LOVE to stand in FRONT of the Maps
Blocking the Cities, Temps, Humidity, Wind, and EVERY bit of information you want to see.
They act like we are all Blind and can’t READ.
There is NO reason to have people Flapping their arms, and constantly moving around Blocking the information someone spent a lot of time putting one the screen for our enjoyment. Sometimes I think they are interviewing for a job to Direct Airplanes to the Gate
Tell them to stand “BEHIND” the screen, and even better NOT talk. !!
Weather Nation and their personalities is far better than accuweather. Bad move Directv! Bring back weather nation NOW
Accuweather is far better than Weather Nation. Thank god Direct TV did’t switched to Weather Channel, that horrible, all that reality show crap.
I can’t get my local weather box to open when I hit the red button. is this feature gone?
Yes, that feature is gone, Accuweather does not have the option to access local weather forecasts. Its terrible since weathernation has been replaced.
If I can’t access my local weather then what’s the point of paying a fortune for less product? Wake up DirecTv/AT&T. Subscribers are who pay your salaries.
We loved weather nation!!!!! Accuweather is just not the same. Weather channel rarely gets it correct. Bring back weather nation!!!
Accuweather is a joke. The Weather Channel is more interested in entertainment rather than useful information. DirecTV should bring back WeatherNation. “Weather, pure and simple,”
We miss weather nation as we could install our zip code and get local weather by pushing the red button. I don’t give a rats butt about the weather in the Midwest or California I just want to know whats going on in my back yard. They never asked the subscribers what we thought about the change. This is BS. .
Bring Back WN! They covered the Nation. They covered the contiguous 48 states, not just the coastal 21! They did not need to name the storms! They did not need to fake the reports. They just did the weather pure and simple, not a lot of hype!
BRING BACK THE WEATHER NATION CHANNEL. The regular weather channel sucks now, they do the weather from 8:00am to 6:00pm, bankers hours, really?? then weather history and reality shows are on. That is not giving us the weather. We need weather 24-7!!! and the accuweather channel is not bad, but they do not tell the weather for all cities, they only give weather for one city in each state, what the f&%#???? the weather is not the same in the whole state for all cities, dumb asses.
What happened to putting in different cities by zip code and pushing the red to get local or cities that you want to keep check on.
direct tv has not updated red button 5 day for cast for 1 wk now is something wrong