The former Nexstar and NBC executive will also hold the title of executive vice president of Allen Media, the parent company of Entertainment Studios and The Weather Channel.
The Weather Channel is a locomotive in Entertainment Studios’ portfolio of businesses generating sizable cash-flow profit, enlarging entrée to advertisers because of its heft and, in what is often unappreciated by outsiders, serving as a media-technology engine. To keep the Weather Channel cable network relevant in an era when information is readily available online and via personal devices, the linear basic cable network jazzes up its presentation with flashy media tech.
City Attorney Michael Feuer said Friday that users of the popular app are misled to think their location data will only be used for personalized forecasts and alerts.
When a hurricane hits, atmospheric pressure drops — but political television commercials on The Weather Channel spike. The number of campaigns and outside groups airing political commercials on The Weather Channel has risen dramatically this week as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, according to a top media research company that keeps tabs on cable advertising.
The purchase of the No. 1 weather news network is the latest acquisition by Allen’s Entertainment Studios. The price is estimated at $300 million.
John Coleman co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC’s Good Morning America during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people’s anger for his open skepticism about climate change being man-made, has died. He was 83.