DIRECTV currently does not have permission to offer THE WEATHER CHANNEL. As an alternative, please enjoy WeatherNation on channel 362 for dedicated 24/7 weather news coverage. For more information go to www.DIRECTVPromise.com
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When DirectV, or any other provider, loses a channel, it is due to negotiations. When a provider and a broadcaster are unable to come to an agreement, channels are lost. This is a way for broadcasters to hold a channel hostage, and get more money for the channel. Problem is, providers have to raise the package rates in order to pay for them. Providers get a bad rap when this happens, but providers also get a bad rap for raising rates. It's a catch 22.
DirecTV did add weathernation in it's place, which a lot of customers actually prefer because it does not carry the constant reality shows that TWC does.
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Weather Nation is weak. As far as I know, it does not offer "local" (zip code) present and forecast weather. Thanks for your reply.