NBC Weather Plus

NBC Weather Plus was an American weather-oriented digital broadcast and cable television network owned as a joint venture between NBC Universal and the local affiliates of the NBC television network. [1] The service, which was broadcast in standard definition, was carried on the digital subchannels of many NBC affiliates and on the digital tiers of cable providers (through a local affiliate).

NBC Weather Plus
TypeDefunct Digital broadcast television network (weather/meteorology)
Country
SloganLocal Weather Forecasts
OwnerNBCUniversal and NBC affiliates (exact share unknown)
Launch date
November 15, 2004
DissolvedDecember 31, 2008 (national network)
2009–2015 (local stations)
Picture format
480i (SDTV)

Overview

NBC Weather Plus primarily competed with cable network The Weather Channel, as well as a similar digital multicast network, The Local AccuWeather Channel.

The network also provides forecast content for both NBC News and MSNBC's news programs;[2] Weather Plus staff also appeared on most of the programs (although Today mainly used certain meteorologists from the network as substitutes for the program's separate weather anchors). In 2006, after MSNBC moved its operations to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City's Midtown Manhattan district (integrating its operations with NBC News), Weather Plus moved into fellow sister network CNBC's Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.[2]

In addition to the network, Weather Plus staff provided weather updates for CNBC and MSNBC; MSNBC also aired "sample" hours of the network during the morning hours on certain major holidays. In addition, Weather Plus was promoted during NBC's NFL pre-game show Football Night in America, and was used to provide the temperature and weather conditions at gametime for each week's NBC Sunday Night Football game during the NFL season. During significant national weather events (such as a major winter storm), Weather Plus meteorologists conducted live reports for NBC Nightly News to provide analysis (all of these services are now provided by The Weather Channel).

History

NBC Weather Plus was unveiled at the NBC affiliate meeting in 2004.[3] The network debuted on November 15, 2004, with NBC's New York City owned-and-operated station WNBC serving as the test station. At the time, the network was operating out of NBC News office in Charlotte, North Carolina. NBC and MSNBC weather anchors and meteorologist staff the network to start.[4] Raycom Media agreed by April 2005 to affiliated its 13 NBC stations' subchannel with NBC Weather Plus,[5]

On March 30, 2005, Sunbeam Television, Liberty Corporation, Sunbelt Communications and Bonneville International announced that 30 stations of their station would launch the network bring coverage up to 67% of U.S. households.[3] Weather Plus was moved to NBC News division in 2007 after NBC Station Group President Jay Ireland returned to General Electric.[2]

Closure

Nbc plus 2011
Former logo for NBC Plus.

In September 2008, Landmark Media Enterprises sold The Weather Channel to a consortium of NBC Universal, and private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. Shortly afterward, on October 7, 2008, NBC Universal announced that it would phase out Weather Plus by December 31, 2008, after the NBC affiliates expressed a desire to shut the service down.[2] Though NBC cited its purchase of The Weather Channel as a factor in the shutdown,[6] it was stated that the network's closure would have occurred even if the acquisition had not happened.[2]

Segments featuring on-camera personalities were discontinued on October 24, 2008. Afterwards until the network formally ceased operations, it ran only a loop of various national satellite, radar and temperature maps accompanied by music, local weather maps inserted by the network's affiliates, and Weather Plus University. With this, the remaining on-camera meteorologists from Weather Plus were referred to on other NBC News and MSNBC programs as only "NBC meteorologists," before eventually being mentioned as being part of the Weather Channel's staff. The Weather Channel's main Atlanta staff also began appearing on NBC News programs, either from the cable channel's Atlanta headquarters, NBC's New York City operations or via satellite on-location during weather events. In early December 2008, the website of Weather Plus was redirected to The Weather Channel's website.

The service formally shut down operations on December 31, 2008. While some of its affiliates switched to other networks, the remaining affiliates running them as local weather services.[7] Many operating under the unofficial brand, "NBC Plus". This option allowed the equipment that had been used to insert local content onto the former national feed of NBC Weather Plus to remain in use. The network's forecast system and maps continued to be used until 2010 for studio segments on CNBC and MSNBC, with Weather Channel branding along the top-third banner, before being replaced entirely with graphics used by The Weather Channel by mid-2010 (the graphics system used for Weather Plus's national feed remains in use on NBC's Early Today as of 2014).

Until 2011, several NBC owned-and-operated stations ran a barebones variant of Weather Plus, which was finally replaced with a localized news and lifestyle service called NBC Nonstop (which was replaced by Cozi TV in 2012). Other stations have discontinued their use of Weather Plus in order to take advantage of upgraded weather technology after converting to high-definition news production, or switched to an entertainment-based multicast network featuring programming more palatable to different advertisers. WVIR-TV kept the Weather Plus look until reportedly May 2015 when it was replaced by WeatherNation

Programming

National programming

From its launch until the network discontinued on-camera segments in October 2008, NBC Weather Plus maintained a wheel format for its forecast segments, which were scheduled at fixed timeslots each half-hour:[8]

Timeslot Segment Description
Top of hour-:04 past the half-hour Local Forecast Weather inserts from the local Weather Plus affiliate
:04-:06 past the half-hour Coast To Coast Regional forecasts for the Northeastern, Midwestern, Southeastern, Southwestern and Northwestern United States
:07.30-:09.30 past the half-hour Local Forecast Weather inserts from the local Weather Plus affiliate
:09.30-:13.30 past the half-hour Seasonal Weather Outlook A summary of ongoing or forecasted severe weather; the segment focused primarily on tropical weather from July to November and winter weather from December to March
:15-:19 past the half-hour Local Forecast Weather inserts from the local Weather Plus affiliate
:19-:21 past the half-hour Plus Five Forecast Five-day national weather and temperature forecast
:22.30-:24.30 past the half-hour Local Forecast Weather inserts from the local Weather Plus affiliate
:24.30-:28.30 past the half-hour Weather News A selected weather- or climate-related news report from NBC News or an NBC-affiliated station

NBC Weather Plus' programming is mostly not live; a digital video jukebox system is used to shuffle certain segments (particularly during seasonal outlook and weather news segments as well as the network's late night programming), except in the event of severe weather of particular significance ongoing in the United States. A viewer that watched NBC Weather Plus in any given day would be able to see a weather news segment that originally aired in the morning repeated long into the night, the same weather information that aired at 11:00 p.m. airing at 4:00 a.m., and the same seasonal outlook (severe weather, tropical weather, or winter weather) segment that originally aired in the morning repeating long into the late afternoon. In the latter instance, this was an issue as updated information may not have been available during any type of severe weather (unless very significant) that was ongoing.

Some of the segments featured on the network used different titles at times if it is a sponsored forecast segment such as State Farm Road Coverage, which replaced Coast To Coast. The network also produced Weather Plus University, a half-hour program focusing on educating viewers about weather, and featured segments from NBC News a nd NBC affiliates relating to climate.

During severe weather events, stations could opt to replace the national segments with news simulcasts or a constant radar display, with the national Weather Plus feed showing a local affiliate's coverage nationally during the "Coast To Coast" and/or "Plus Five Forecast" segments. During the network's "Weather Alert" mode, specifically when a major severe weather event was occurring or a dangerous hurricane is preparing to make landfall, regular programming was interrupted to provide constant coverage. Most of NBC Weather Plus' affiliates used a respective combination of the station and "Weather Plus" branding, for both the subchannel and for the station's general weather branding during newscasts and weather updates on the NBC affiliate's main channel. After the shutdown of the digital network, many NBC affiliates continued to use the "Weather Plus" brand as part of their on-air weather branding, although most have switched to other brands in the succeeding years.

Local forecasts

NBC Weather Plus gives 24 minutes of programming time per hour to its affiliates to air pre-recorded local forecast segments conducted by weather staff from local NBC-affiliated stations, running eight times an hour. In addition, current weather conditions for a given area and surrounding areas within the affiliate's viewing area or state; regional and five-day forecasts; and almanacs (featuring the day's observed high and low temperatures) were also provided during the local segments.

WTMJ Weather Plus
Local version of NBC Weather Plus from Milwaukee's WTMJ-TV, showing an ad in the top-left corner, local branding above the Weather Plus logo, and time in the bottom-left.

The forecast segment seen in place of the local forecasts on the national feed (which was streamed on the network's website where a local Weather Plus feed was not available for streaming, and was not carried on satellite via DirecTV, Dish Network or C band services) cycled through daily forecasts and composite satellite/radar loops for the respective regions of the Northeastern, Southeastern, Midwestern, Northwestern and Southwestern United States. Music associated with the local forecast segments came from commercial sources, including 615 Music, which composed the music package (mostly the tracks from Positive Pop Grooves, with the other tracks being DJ Gruv, Voccho, Sneez and Pyraflex) used by NBC Weather Plus' weather radar forecasts from 2005 to 2008.

The "L" bar

The network utilizes an on-screen graphic, known as the "L-bar," to display local weather forecasts on the left and bottom third of the screen to provide local weather information on a continuous basis, even during commercial breaks, national weather segments and Weather Plus University. The sidebar displayed sponsorship tags on the top left (which were more often seen on local feeds, and was removed during Weather Plus University), current weather conditions (sky condition, temperature, wind speed/direction and humidity) for the affiliate's city of service and other cities within the viewing area or state on the middle left; station identification on the bottom left (in which affiliates augmented their logo above the Weather Plus logo); and the current time and on some stations, perpetual station identification text on the lower left. The bottom right two-thirds of the bar displayed 24-hour and five-day forecasts for each city (with the 24-hour forecasts also incorporating forecasted precipitation amounts).

New plus layout
A planned revamp of Weather Plus prior to the shutdown announcement (from KOMU-TV).

Similar to The Weather Channel's Local on the 8s segment in the hour after sunset (which determined the usage of daypart-based icons partly on the time of sunset in a given locality), an occasional bug in the "L-bar" displayed weather icons incorporating the sun when detailing the current sky condition for some observation sites at night. If an observation site was located within or near a larger city, the forecast for the next closest reporting station would be shown instead (for example, on Dallas affiliate KXAS-TV's Weather Plus subchannel, the current conditions for Fort Worth Alliance Airport were displayed alongside the forecast for nearby Dallas). The current conditions for a single city cycled for 20 seconds; while the 24-hour and five-day forecasts cycled for 10 seconds. In the case of Sacramento affiliate KCRA, the current conditions cycled continuously and the current time was placed on the right-hand side in the lower-right third. The national feed featured a different "L-bar," which cycled through current conditions, 24-hour and five-day forecasts for 50 major U.S. cities.

Prior to the announcement of Weather Plus' shutdown, the network had planned to revamp the "L-bar". The redesigned graphic was adopted by at least one former Weather Plus affiliate, WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, following the closure of Weather Plus when it reformatted its weather subchannel into a local format, before the station converted the subchannel into a local radar loop.[9]

Notable former on-air staff

Affiliates

Former affiliates

+ Indicates an affiliate converted to The Local AccuWeather Channel following the shutdown of Weather Plus.

City of license/market Station Owner at network's shutdown
(current owner in parentheses)
Subchannel status/notes

Alabama

Birmingham WVTM 13.2 Media General
(now owned by Hearst Television)
Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
Huntsville WAFF 48.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with This TV
MobilePensacola WPMI-TV 15.2 Newport Television
(now owned by Deerfield Media and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now operating as a local weather service, as "Local 15 Weather Plus Network"
Montgomery WSFA 12.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with Bounce TV

Arizona

Phoenix KPNX 12.2 Gannett Company
(now known as Tegna)
Subchannel was operating as a local weather service, as "12 News Weather Plus",[10] now affiliated with Justice Network

California

Fresno KSEE 24.2 Granite Broadcasting
(now owned by Nexstar Media Group)
Subchannel is now dark
Los Angeles KNBC 4.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
Sacramento KCRA-TV 3.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
SalinasMonterey
Santa Cruz
KSBW 8.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with ABC[11]
San Diego KNSD 39.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
San FranciscoOakland
San Jose
KNTV 11.2

Colorado

Denver KUSA-TV 9.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated with WeatherNation TV

Connecticut

HartfordNew Haven WVIT 30.2[10] NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C. WRC-TV 4.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV

Florida

Fort Myers WBBH-TV 20.2 Waterman Broadcasting Corporation Subchannel now operating as a local weather service, as "NBC 2 News Now +"
Jacksonville WTLV 12.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel was affiliated with ZUUS Country, now affiliated with Antenna TV
WJXX 25.2 Moved to ABC-affiliated WJXX's second subchannel in 2008; Subchannel now operating as a local weather service, looping "First Coast News Live Doppler"
MiamiFt. Lauderdale WTVJ 6.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
Orlando WESH 2.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
Tampa WFLA-TV 8.2 Media General
(now owned by Nexstar Media Group)
West Palm Beach WPTV-TV 5.2 E. W. Scripps Company

Georgia

Albany WALB 10.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with ABC affiliate; weather service was then exclusive to Mediacom as "WALB 24/7 Weather," before the programming was dropped altogether and switched to Bounce TV
Atlanta WXIA-TV 11.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated with WeatherNation TV

Hawaii

Honolulu KHNL 13.2 Raycom Media Subchannel serves as 720p simulcast of CBS-affiliated sister station KGMB-TV

Idaho

PocatelloIdaho Falls KPVI 6.2 Sunbelt Communications Company
(now owned by Northwest Broadcasting)
Subchannel now affiliated with Antenna TV

Illinois

Chicago WMAQ-TV 5.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
Peoria WEEK-TV 25.2 Granite Broadcasting
(now owned by Quincy Media)
Subchannel now affiliated with ABC

Indiana

Fort Wayne WISE-TV 33.3 Granite Broadcasting
(now owned by Quincy Media)
Subchannel now dark
Evansville WFIE-TV 14.2 Raycom Media Subchannel was operating as a local weather service, as 14Xtra, Now MeTV

Iowa

Des Moines WHO-TV 13.2 Local TV
(now owned by Tribune Broadcasting)
Subchannel now operating as a local weather service, as "Iowa's Weather Channel"
WaterlooCedar Rapids KWWL 7.2 Quincy Media Subchannel now affiliated with The CW

Kentucky

Louisville WAVE 3.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with This TV

Louisiana

Baton Rouge WVLA 33.2 White Knight Broadcasting
(operated by Communications Corporation of America; now operated by Nexstar Media Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Laff
Lafayette Served by Lake Charles affiliate KPLC-TV 7.2 and Baton Rouge affiliate WVLA 33.2
Lake Charles KPLC-TV 7.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with Grit
New Orleans WDSU-TV 6.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV

Maine

Bangor WLBZ 2.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel was operating as a local weather service, as "Newscenter Weather Plus", now affiliated with Justice Network
Portland WCSH 6.2

Maryland

Baltimore WBAL-TV 11.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV

Massachusetts

Boston WHDH-TV 7.2 Sunbeam Television Subchannel now affiliated with This TV; main channel now an independent station

Michigan

Detroit WDIV-TV 4.2 Post-Newsweek Stations
(now known as Graham Media Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with This TV[10]
Marquette WLUC 6.2 Barrington Broadcasting
(now owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Fox
Traverse CityCadillac WPBN 7.3
WTOM-TV 4.3
Subchannel now serves as 720p simulcast of ABC-affiliated sister station WGTU

Minnesota

Duluth KBJR 6.3 Granite Broadcasting
(now owned by Quincy Media)
Subchannel was operating as a local news and weather service, as "News Now", now affiliated with Heroes & Icons and MyNetworkTV
MinneapolisSt. Paul KARE 11.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated with WeatherNation TV

Mississippi

HattiesburgLaurel WDAM 7.3 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with This TV
Jackson WLBT 3.2 Subchannel now affiliated with Bounce TV

Missouri

ColumbiaJefferson City KOMU-TV 8.2 University of Missouri Subchannel is now dark
Kansas City KSHB-TV 41.2 E. W. Scripps Company Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
St. Louis KSDK 5.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated With Bounce TV [10]
Springfield KYTV 3.2 Schurz Communications
(now owned by Gray Television)
Subchannel was affiliated with WeatherNation TV, now affiliated as a secondary affiliate with ABC via KSPR-LD

Nebraska

Hastings/Lincoln/Kearney KHAS-TV 5.2 Hoak Media
(now owned by Legacy Broadcasting, LLC)
Subchannel now dark; station is now known as KNHL

Nevada

Las Vegas KVBC 3.2 Sunbelt Communications Company
(now owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Estrella TV
Reno KRNV 4.2 Sunbelt Communications Company
(now owned by Cunningham Broadcasting; operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with This TV

New Mexico

AlbuquerqueSanta Fe KOB-TV 4.2 Hubbard Broadcasting Subchannel now affiliated with This TV

New York

Albany WNYT 13.2 Hubbard Broadcasting Subchannel was operating as a local news and weather service, as "WNYT NC 13 Now", moved to 13.3, now an affiliate of Heroes & Icons
Buffalo WGRZ 2.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated with Antenna TV
New York City WNBC 4.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
Rochester WHEC 10.2 Hubbard Broadcasting Subchannel now operating as a local weather service, as "News 10 NBC Pinpoint Weather", moved to 10.3
Syracuse WSTM-TV 3.3 Barrington Broadcasting
(now owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now operating as Comet TV

North Carolina

Charlotte WCNC-TV 36.2 Belo
(now owned by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated with Justice Network
Goldsboro
RaleighDurham
WNCN 17.2 Media General
(now owned by Nexstar Media Group)
Currently a primary CBS affiliate after NBC moved to WRAL-TV in 2016, Subchannel now affiliated with Antenna TV
GreensboroWinston-SalemHigh Point WXII 12.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
Wilmington WECT 6.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with Bounce TV

Ohio

Cincinnati WLWT 5.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
Cleveland WKYC-TV 3.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Was operating as a local weather service, as "3 Weather", [10] now affiliated with Justice Network
Columbus WCMH-TV 4.2 Media General
(now owned by Nexstar Media Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
Lima WLIO 35.3 Block Communications Subchannel is now dark
Steubenville
Wheeling, West Virginia
WTOV 9.2 Cox Enterprises
(now owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Fox
Toledo WNWO 24.2 Barrington Broadcasting
(now owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel was affiliated with America One, now affiliated with Stadium

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City KFOR-TV 4.2 Local TV
(now owned by Tribune Broadcasting)
Subchannel now affiliated with Antenna TV
Tulsa KJRH 2.2 E. W. Scripps Company Subchannel was affiliated with Live Well Network, now affiliated with Bounce TV

Oregon

Portland KGW 8.2 Belo
(now owned by Tegna)
Subchannel was affiliated with Live Well Network, now affiliated with Justice Network

Pennsylvania

JohnstownAltoona
State College
WJAC-TV 6.2 Cox Enterprises
(now owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
LancasterHarrisburg
LebanonYork
WGAL 8.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
Philadelphia WCAU 10.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
Pittsburgh WPXI 11.2 Cox Enterprises Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV

Rhode Island

Providence WJAR 10.2 Media General
(now owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV

South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina WIS 10.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with This TV
GreenvilleSpartanburg
Asheville
WYFF 4.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with This TV
Myrtle Beach WMBF 32.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with Bouce TV

South Dakota

Sioux Falls KDLT 46.2 Red River Broadcasting Subchannel now affiliated with Antenna TV

Tennessee

Chattanooga WRCB 3.2 Sarkes-Tarzian, Inc. Subchannel now affiliated with Antenna TV
Knoxville WBIR-TV 10.2 Gannett Company
(now known by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV
Memphis WMC-TV 5.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with Bounce TV

Texas

Amarillo KAMR-TV 4.2 Nexstar Media Group Subchannel now simulcasts MyNetworkTV affiliate KCPN-LP
Brownsville KVEO 23.2 Communications Corporation of America
(now owned by the Nexstar Media Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Estrella TV
DallasFort Worth KXAS-TV 5.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Subchannel now affiliated with Cozi TV
El Paso KTSM 9.2 Communications Corporation of America
(now owned by the Nexstar Media Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Estrella TV
Houston KPRC-TV 2.2 Post-Newsweek Stations
(now known as Graham Media Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV[10]
Lubbock KCBD 11.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with This TV
San Antonio WOAI-TV 4.2 Newport Television
(now owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Antenna TV
Tyler-Longview KETK-TV 56.2 Communications Corporation of America
(now owned by the Nexstar Media Group)
Subchannel now affiliated with Estrella TV
WacoTemple KCEN 6.2 Frank Mayborn Enterprises, Inc.
(now owned by Tegna)
Subchannel now affiliated with This TV

Utah

Salt Lake City KSL-TV 5.3 Bonneville International Subchannel was operating as a local weather service, as "Live 5 Weather Channel", now affiliated with This TV

Vermont

BurlingtonPlattsburgh, New York WPTZ 5.2 Hearst-Argyle Television Subchannel now affiliated with The CW

Virginia

Charlottesville WVIR 29.2 Waterman Broadcasting Corporation Subchannel now affiliated with WeatherNation TV
Richmond WWBT 12.2 Raycom Media Subchannel now affiliated with MeTV

Washington

KennewickPasco
Richland
KNDU 25.3 The KHQ Television Group Subchannel now affiliated with sports and weather service, as SWX Right Now
Seattle KING-TV 5.2 Belo
(now owned by Tegna)
Subchannel was affiliated with Live Well Network,[10][10] now affiliated with Justice Network
Spokane KHQ-TV 6.2 The KHQ Television Group Subchannel now operating as a local sports and weather service, as SWX Right Now
Yakima KNDO 23.3

West Virginia

Charleston-Huntington W50DL 50 Eagle Broadcasting Group Station now affiliated with Cozi TV. Was the only non-NBC affiliate to carry NBC Weather Plus.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee WTMJ-TV 4.2 Journal Broadcast Group
(now owned by The E. W. Scripps Company)
Subchannel was affiliated with The Local AccuWeather Channel, now affiliated with Laff

References

  1. ^ WPXI.com (2008-12-01). "Channel 11 News Announces Changes To Weather Team". Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-18.
  2. ^ a b c d e Greppi, Michelle (2008-10-07). "NBC Shutting Down Weather Plus". TelevisionWeek. Retrieved 2008-10-07.
  3. ^ a b Romano, Allison (March 30, 2005). "NBC Adds Weather Plus Affils". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Kerschbaumer, Ken (November 14, 2004). "Peacock Plays Weather Vane". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Raycom Launches The Tube Music Network". Billboard. Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Mediaweek. April 25, 2005. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  6. ^ Guthrie, Marisa; Malone, Michael (2008-10-07). "NBC Universal Shutting Down Weather Plus". Broadcasting & Cable. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved 2008-10-09.
  7. ^ Romano, Allison (January 19, 2009). "Cutting Bait On Subchannels". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  8. ^ NBC Weather Plus Television Schedule
  9. ^ http://www.wkyc.com/video/weather/weather_plus/ WKYC (3 Weather) live stream featuring the revamp NBC Weather Plus L-bar.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Station Ownership in the Top 25 Markets" (PDF). broadcastingcable.com. January 24, 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  11. ^ Central Coast ABC Programming from KSBW

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KCRA-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 35), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Sacramento, California, United States. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst Communications, as part of a duopoly with Stockton-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate KQCA (channel 58). The two stations share studios on Television Circle in downtown Sacramento and transmitter facilities in Walnut Grove.

KVEO-TV

KVEO-TV, virtual channel 23 (UHF digital channel 24), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Brownsville, Texas, United States, and serving the Rio Grande Valley metropolitan area. The station is owned by the Nexstar Media Group. KVEO's studios are located on North Expressway (I-69E/US 77/US 83) in Brownsville, and its transmitter is located in Santa Maria, Texas. On cable, the station can be seen on Charter Spectrum channel 8. KVEO is also available on channel 23 on DirecTV and Dish Network.

KWWL (TV)

KWWL is a dual NBC/CW-affiliated television station licensed to Waterloo, Iowa, United States and serving the Eastern Iowa television market (Cedar Rapids–Waterloo–Iowa City–Dubuque). It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and VHF channel 7 from a transmitter located north of Rowley, Iowa, a city in Buchanan County. The station can also be seen on Mediacom channel 7 and in high definition on digital channel 807. Owned by Quincy Media, KWWL maintains studios on East 5th Street in Waterloo. The station also operates newsrooms and sales offices in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Iowa City.

Sean McLaughlin (meteorologist)

Sean McLaughlin (pronounced Seen) is an anchor of the 10pm newscast and formerly the Chief Meteorologist at KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix Arizona. Prior to this stint in Phoenix, McLaughlin was chief meteorologist for MSNBC, joining the United States-based 24-hour cable news television network in July 2004. He was also the meteorologist on the Sunday editions of NBC's The Today Show. He contributed to NBC Weather Plus+, NBC Nightly News, and other NBC News/MSNBC/CNBC programs. McLaughlin's prior stint in Phoenix was as the longtime Chief Meteorologist, as well as anchor and general assignment reporter at NBC affiliate KPNX Channel 12. Currently he is the Chief Meteorologist, news anchor and reporter for KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix. McLaughlin has won several Emmys. His hometown is Belmond, Iowa.

Telemundo Studios

Telemundo Studios, formerly known as Telemondo Television Studios, is a division of NBCUniversal that develops original programming in Spanish.

The Local AccuWeather Channel

The Local AccuWeather Channel is an American broadcast television network owned by AccuWeather. Operating as a 24-hour advertiser-supported network, it provides national weather forecasts with local forecasts inserted several times an hour by its affiliates. The network operates from AccuWeather's headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania. Primarily carried on the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations, the network is also distributed on the digital cable tiers of certain providers at the discretion of the local affiliate. Most of the network's ad space is turned over to the local affiliate station.The Local AccuWeather Channel is one of two television channels AccuWeather offers; the AccuWeather Network, launched in 2015, is a channel available only through cable and satellite providers containing no local inserts.

United States cable news

Cable news channels are television channels devoted to television news broadcasts, with the name deriving from the proliferation of such networks during the 1980s with the advent of cable television. In the United States, early networks included CNN in 1980, Financial News Network (FNN) in 1981 and CNN2 (now HLN) in 1982. CNBC was created in 1989, taking control of FNN in 1991. Through the 1990s and beyond, the cable news industry continued to grow, with the establishment of several other networks, including, Fox News Channel (FNC), MSNBC, and specialty channels such as Bloomberg Television, Fox Business Network, and ESPN News. More recent additions to the cable news business have been CBSN, Newsmax TV, TheBlaze, Fusion, One America News Network, part-time news network RFD-TV, and—for a time—Al Jazeera America.

As some of the most highly available channels, FNC, CNN, and MSNBC are sometimes referred to as the "big three" with Fox News having the highest viewership and ratings. While the networks are usually referred to as 24-hour news networks, reruns of news programs and analysis or opinion programming are played throughout the night, with the exception of breaking news.

Regional 24-hour cable news television channels that are primarily concerned with local programming and cover some statewide interest have included Spectrum News (a brand used for multiple networks including in upstate New York, North Carolina, Florida and Texas), NY1 (which operates from New York City), News 12 Networks, FiOS1, and the former Northwest Cable News (NWCN) (which operated from Seattle). New England Cable News covers the six-state region of New England.

WEEK-TV

WEEK-TV, virtual and UHF digital channel 25, is an NBC/ABC/CW+-affiliated television station licensed to Peoria, Illinois, United States and serving the North-Central Illinois television market. The station's studios and transmitter are located on Springfield Road (along I-474) in East Peoria, a section of Groveland Township, Tazewell County. Owned by Quincy Media, it formerly operated and shared its facility with then-ABC affiliate (now Comet owned-and-operated station) WHOI (channel 19, owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group) through joint sales and shared services agreements until those agreements were terminated on October 1, 2016. WEEK-TV then took over its ABC and CW+ affiliations permanently on its second and third digital subchannels.

WFIE

WFIE is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Evansville, Indiana, United States, serving the Tri-State area of southwestern Indiana, northwestern Kentucky and southeastern Illinois. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 46 (or virtual channel 14 via PSIP) from a transmitter in the Wolf Hills section of Henderson, Kentucky. Owned by Gray Television, the station has studios on Mount Auburn Road in Evansville. On cable, WFIE is available on WOW! and Charter Spectrum channel 4.

WISE-TV

WISE-TV, virtual channel 33 (UHF digital channel 34), is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. The station is owned by Quincy Media, as part of a duopoly with dual ABC/NBC affiliate WPTA (channel 21). The two stations share studios and transmitter facilities on Butler Road in Northwest Fort Wayne.

WISE-TV originally operated as an NBC affiliate from its establishment through 2016, where as the result of Quincy Media's acquisition of WPTA (which had previously been operated by WISE's former owner, Granite Broadcasting, as part of a shared services agreement), the NBC affiliation became the property of Quincy and was moved to WPTA's second digital subchannel in exchange for its CW affiliation.

WJAR

WJAR, branded on-air as NBC 10, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Providence, Rhode Island, United States and also serving New Bedford, Massachusetts. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 50 (or virtual channel 10 via PSIP) from a transmitter in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station shares studios on Kenney Drive in Cranston with Telemundo owned-and-operated station WRIW-CD (channel 51, owned by NBCUniversal).

WMBF-TV

WMBF-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States, serving the Grand Strand and Pee Dee regions of South Carolina. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and UHF channel 32 from a transmitter in Bucksville. Owned by Gray Television, the station has its main studio on Frontage Road East (along U.S. 17) in Myrtle Beach as well as one off West Cheves Street in Florence.

The station is carried on cable channel 10 in most parts of the market.

WPTA

WPTA, virtual channel 21 (UHF digital channel 24), is a dual ABC/NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. The station is owned by Quincy Media, as part of a duopoly with CW affiliate WISE-TV (channel 33). The two stations share studios and transmitter facilities on Butler Road in Northwest Fort Wayne.

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