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WW Update4,704 posts since 6 Feb 2007
MétéoMédia, Canada (French), 2017; interesting that many news anchors in Quebec emulate Parisian French pronunciations, while meteorologists tend to use a purely Quebecois accent -- this is similar to the situation in German-speaking Switzerland.

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globaltraffic24449 posts since 23 Jun 2013
STV Central Reporting Scotland
MétéoMédia, Canada (French), 2017; interesting that many news anchors in Quebec emulate Parisian French pronunciations, while meteorologists tend to use a purely Quebecois accent -- this is similar to the situation in German-speaking Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmu2mxdt2Zg


Probably more down to the location of the channels. Meteo Media comes from the Weather Network's studios in Oakville, Ontario. The local French Canadian accent in that region is heavily influenced by North American English. Most news programmes in the French language come from Quebec itself.
WW Update4,704 posts since 6 Feb 2007
MétéoMédia, Canada (French), 2017; interesting that many news anchors in Quebec emulate Parisian French pronunciations, while meteorologists tend to use a purely Quebecois accent -- this is similar to the situation in German-speaking Switzerland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmu2mxdt2Zg


Probably more down to the location of the channels. Meteo Media comes from the Weather Network's studios in Oakville, Ontario. The local French Canadian accent in that region is heavily influenced by North American English. Most news programmes in the French language come from Quebec itself.


I don't know about that. Sandra Sirois, the meteorologist in that clip, is from Montreal, and that certainly sounds like a typically Quebecois accent. In any case, I doubt that most of their French on-air staff would be natives of Ontario just because the channel happens to be based there. (After all, even when CNN was heavily centralized in Atlanta, its on-air employees weren't Georgians or even Southerners for the most part.)
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Woodpecker430 posts since 19 Jan 2018
Central (West) Midlands Today
I have to say, having a pretty woman draw on the weather symbols whilst a man voices over the forecast strikes me as a very Italian approach to presenting the weather. And I do love that backing music! Very seventies.

Of course, the other interesting thing about the weather forecasts on RAI is that for many years, they were (and in fact, still are) presented by Air Force officers in uniform. Here's a forecast from last year (note the use of a touch screen, rather than chroma key or a videowall):

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Steve in Pudsey9,995 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Of course, the other interesting thing about the weather forecasts on RAI is that for many years, they were (and in fact, still are) presented by Air Force officers in uniform.

Until about 10 years ago the UK Met Office was part of the RAF. In the days when TV forecasting was just one part of a wider role people like David Braine was also an RAF Officer providing forecasts for military operations.
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Mouseboy332,621 posts since 10 Feb 2014
During the of the finale of the Masters Golf Championship that takes place in Augusta, Georgia, the Atlanta CBS affiliate (the channel that was airing the match) had to interupt the match because there were tornado warnings issued for Gwinnett County (the most populous county in Georgia) to warn viewers. The storms were part of a line of storms that had been dropping tornadoes for 2 days previously and caused loads of damage and killed several people. In fact the Masters adjusted things to take into account the storms that were due to arrive.
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WGCL (CBS 46)-Atlanta double boxed their coverage along side the golf. Apparently this move prompted some viewers to issue death threat and complaints to the meteorologists on air. Well the video below shows they are undeterred by the reaction of some of the audience. Some people fail to realize they are mandated by the FCC to provide a public service in the interest of public safety.

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cityprod1,949 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
During the of the finale of the Masters Golf Championship that takes place in Augusta, Georgia, the Atlanta CBS affiliate (the channel that was airing the match) had to interupt the match because there were tornado warnings issued for Gwinnett County (the most populous county in Georgia) to warn viewers. The storms were part of a line of storms that had been dropping tornadoes for 2 days previously and caused loads of damage and killed several people. In fact the Masters adjusted things to take into account the storms that were due to arrive.
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WGCL (CBS 46)-Atlanta double boxed their coverage along side the golf. Apparently this move prompted some viewers to issue death threat and complaints to the meteorologists on air. Well the video below shows they are undeterred by the reaction of some of the audience. Some people fail to realize they are mandated by the FCC to provide a public service in the interest of public safety.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6kPyMG0uOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH3-EfovVis


That is actually sickening. For some people to prioritize a sporting event, even a major one like The Masters, over a vitally important public safety warning, that the station is required to do, it's not a choice, they have to do it, and for those people to issue death threats to the people at the station, is frankly unacceptable and unwarranted. Those people who threatened the safety of the staff there at CBS 46, should unreservedly apologise, disconnect their TVs, and never leave their homes ever again, because they have permanently disqualified themselves from any kind of societal interaction.
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Rkolsen2,721 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
And the thing is they were actually double boxing to please the sports viewer. If I was running the station at the time I would have put the program in the little box or preempt it totally and shift it to the .2. However CBS is picky when it comes to moving programming from the main channel even a marquee event such as The Masters, they’d probably be OK preempting it all together.
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