DirecTV Whips Up 'Hurricane Sandy' Channel
Satellite operator pulls in feeds from local TV stations for 24-hour channel
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/29/2012 9:51:02 AM
The DirecTV-produced information channel will begin broadcasting live coverage from local stations at 9 a.m. Eastern Monday on viewer channels 325 and 349. The operator plans to provide continuous coverage until the hurricane has "diminished in strength."
According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Sandy is expected to generate "life-threatening storm surge and coastal hurricane winds, plus heavy Appalachian snows." The storm has disrupted transportation networks in the Northeast, with Amtrak, commuter rails and the New York City subway shutting down service ahead of landfall.
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