In an ugly public dispute, DirecTV has severed relations with the Weather Channel.
Weather Channel CEO David Kenny said he was "shocked" by the decision. "We are not looking for a large fee increase. We are simply looking for a fair deal," he said.
DirecTV says the issue isn’t just about money, although fees are a sticking point. In a statementy, it posted some blistering comments about the weather giant’s content.
“Most consumers don’t want to watch a weather information channel with a forecast of a 40 percent chance of reality TV,” it said.