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Why does The Weather Channel’s hi-def channel show different local weather info than the standard-definition channel?

Mike Voorheis
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The Weather Channel rolled into Wrightsville Beach with Jim Cantore in tow (getting into makeup) to shoot a commercial Wednesday June 1, 2011. Staff Photo By PAUL STEPHEN/StarNews

Q. Why is it that on The Weather Channel’s high definition channel, 1418 on Time Warner Cable, when they go to “your local weather” about half the time they show a generic regional weather, Southeast, Northeast and so on, but on their regular definition channel, 41 on Time Warner Cable, they always show a specific “your local weather”?

A. Keith Poston, director of communications at Time Warner Cable, said that the high-definition channel is set up to cover a broader area, thus the more regional approach to the weather. The standard-definition channel is more “hyper-local,” he said. That’s why it regularly displays a specific “your local weather.”

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3 Responses to “ Why does The Weather Channel’s hi-def channel show different local weather info than the standard-definition channel?”

  1. On June 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm jim wrote:

    The answer does not seem to fit the question. The hi def weather channel when they state ‘local on the eights’ does not show local regional weather such as north east, north west but national north east, north west and so on which is completely useless for anyone wanting anything close to local weather, where the standard definition weather channel always shows the local weather when showing ‘local on the eights’. They do not do this all the time but about half the time

  2. On April 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm how to win on quibids.com wrote:

    Well, I agree with what you wrote, but not with all of it. Regardless, it’s all very good material. Thanks!



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