DirecTV-Weather Channel Spat Takes Jim Cantore Out Of Dan Patrick Show Guest Spot
January 29, 2014 at 4:15 AM (PT)
THE WEATHER CHANNEL meteorologist JIM CANTORE was bumped from a slot on FOX SPORTS RADIO, DIRECTV and NBC SPORTS NETWORK's DAN PATRICK SHOW for SUPER BOWL week weather forecasts because of DIRECTV's dispute with THE WEATHER CHANNEL, reports the LOS ANGELES TIMES' JOE FLINT.
CANTORE's appearance was nixed by DIRECTV, a spokesman said, because "it may be a bit awkward for him to appear on a DIRECTV-owned show so we let him off the hook," considering that the satellite TV carrier has dropped THE WEATHER CHANNEL in a dispute over compensation, replaced by WEATHERNATION. The latter's PAUL DOUGLAS is appearing on PATRICK's show this week instead.