The Weather Channel (Latin America)
The Weather Channel Latin America (Spanish: El Canal del Tiempo, Portuguese: Canal do Tempo) is a website which formerly served as a cable and satellite channel based on the American cable and satellite television network, The Weather Channel. The channel was launched in 1996, mainly in Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina, before going on to launch a Portuguese language version for Brazil in 1998. The channel operated from Atlanta, with later sales offices initiated in several Latin American countries, until December 20, 2002, when the network closed the channel to avoid cost cuts at its American operations.
|The Weather Channel Latin America|
The logo used in The Weather Channel Latin America. It was used in United States in the same period.
|Launched||1996 (Latin America) |
|Closed||December 20, 2002|
|Owned by||Landmark Media Enterprises|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Broadcast area||Latin America and the Caribbean |
|Headquarters||Buenos Aires |
- Tiempo Internacional: 24-hour forecasts for Europe, America and the Americas (at :03:45 past each hour).
- Destinos (Destinations): The 3-day forecast for cities in Florida (at :13:35 min past each hour) and cities in Latin America, like Acapulco, Rio de Janeiro and Santo Domingo (at :43:35 min each hour).
- Nuestro Planeta/ Nosso Planeta (Our Planet): Information about the Earth (at :24:00 and :53:50 past each hour).
- Negocios: Similar to TWC's Business Traveler's Forecast (at :28:15 and :58:05 past each hour).
- Deportes: Forecasts for sporting events and outdoor activities (at :55:00 past each hour).
- Primera Vista en las Américas (M-F): Morning programming block from 5am to 12pm ET, hosted by Carolina Saiz and Luis Carrera.
- Ahora en las Américas (M-F): Afternoon programming block from 12pm to 8pm ET, hosted by Selene Feria and José Díaz-Arias.
- Esta Noche en las Américas (M-F): Evening programming block from 8pm to 4am ET, hosted by Katrina Voss and Eduardo Rodriguez.
Pronóstico Local / Previsão LocalEdit
The Latin American version of Local on the 8s, generated on the Weather Star XL platform. Forecasts were rerun every 10 minutes on the "0s" on the Spanish version and on the "5s" in Brazil. Some of the music used for these forecasts ended up playing on Weatherscan operated by The Weather Channel in 2003.
Director of Meteorology: Raul E. Jimenez. Meteorologists (Forecasters): Gladys Diaz, Kathy Hoffman, Jose Lezcano, Vinicius Ubarana, Jacquelina Michienzi.
Director of Production/Programming: Antonio La Greca.
Manager of Production/Programming: Marisa Garcia - Villanueva
Coordinating Producer: Luis Alberto Gonzalez