- The Weather Channel (CMCSA) unloads on DirecTV (DTV +0.1%) for its steep termination fee policy and has gone to the lengths of asking viewers to switch providers.
- The network has been dark on DirecTV since January 13 and has missed a ratings bonanza with a massive East Coast storm in progress.
- What to watch: The DirecTV vs TWC battle is being closely watched in the industry as the satellite operator boldly wants to see TWC alter its programming away from reality TV. If the network caves, DirecTV could have leverage in future content deals.
The Weather Channel turns up the heat on DirecTV
Jan 22 2014, 10:14 ET