WeatherNation is expanding and making some big changes to their operation.
WeatherNation got their big break last year when The Weather Channel tried to bully DirecTV into paying them more retransmission fees.
The Weather Channel fell off of DirecTV and was replaced by WeatherNation. TWC finally gave in and went crawling back to DirecTV, but WeatherNation kept the momentum going, by signing a deal with the satellite provider to stay on the bird.
Now FTVLive has learned of a number of things happening at WeatherNation.
First off, sources tell FTVLive that WeatherNation is hiring seven Meteorologists for their Denver office and they are adding another studio called the SkyDeck. They plan to use this for a morning show, taking on Sam Champion and AMHQ at TWC.
Sources also tell FTVLive that WN plans to relocate all talent from Minneapolis to Denver.
They are launching on all consoles such as Playstation, Xbox, and others. It will be integrated with local affiliate branding, including their local headlines.
WeatherNation just started streaming in Puerto Rico on DirectTV.
And lastly, FTVLive hears that WeatherNation is in the works of signing a deal for another 15 million homes with an unidentified cable company.