After a year-long public brawl with DirecTV, which dropped The Weather Channel in favor of Denver-based competitor WeatherNation, the network has finally made its way back onto Verizon Fios' television lineup. Starting Monday, customers with Fios will be able to see the channel on Channel 611. In addition, The Weather Channel will also appear in the Verizon Fios app starting this fall.
The channel, owned by Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, has been trying to make the case that viewers are turning away from cable television and toward apps for instant weather information. Its latest statement on its website says it's disappointed that Verizon canceled its deal while the company was still negotiating a renewal agreement. It's also urging subscribers to contact Verizon to voice their displeasure.
Whether Verizon subscribers will be able to bend the company's will with their feedback is unclear, but it's worth noting that The Weather Channel is still widely available on other cable TV and streaming services. AT&T TV, fubo TV, and Friendly TV all carry the channel.