The Weather Channel Germany
The channel was owned by various partners, among the partners were Landmark Communications, then-owners of the American Weather Channel, with a 45% share; and the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group with a 25% share. Landmark Communications was only able to take a minority stake in the channel due to German media regulations. Jörg Kachelmann was named the channel's first director. Difficulties in getting full-time coverage on cable networks, the lack of revenue from subscriber fees, and a poor advertising market all led to the station's closure in 1998.
- Businesswetter (Business Weather), forecasts for business travelers.
- Regionalwetter (Regional Weather), forecasts for regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
- Reise (Travel), a short travelogue on an destination.
- Städtewetter (City Weather), with forecasts for major cities across Europe.
- Weltwetter (World Weather), with international forecasts.
- Wetterlexikon (Weather Lexicon), with weather trivia.
- Wetterschau (Weather Show), the main weather forecasting segment.
- Wochendewetter (Weekend Weather), forecasts for the upcoming weekend.
The station would also air short films about the impact of weather on society.
Presenters on the Weather Channel included:
- Alexander Lehmann
- Armin Mathes
- Rolf Engels
- Thomas Globig
- Thomas Kessler
- Anja Bergerhoff
- Claudia Kleinert
- Frank Sitter
- "Pieseln vom Himmel". Der Spiegel. April 15, 1996.
- "Schon übermorgen ist Sendeschluß". Berliner Zeitung. January 27, 1998.
- Batten, Frank (2002). The Weather Channel: The Improbable Rise of a Media Phenomenon. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Publishing. pp. 174–181. ISBN 1-57851-559-9.
- "Blitz und Donner sind eingeschlagen beim Wetterkanal". Kress. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014.
- "Der Wetter Kanal (Deutschland) im Jahr 1996". YouTube.
- Mathes, Armin (November 28, 2006). "Der Wetterkanal - Präsentation von Wetterinformationen" (PDF). Universiät Bonn.
- "Wetterkanal LTU Thilo Lange, Jürgen Noe 10.10.1997". YouTube. December 14, 2018.
The Weather Channel in Europe: