The Cast Of Criminals Who Purchased “The Weather Channel” For 3.5 Billion
The global power structure has countless tentacles, countless minions who carry out its insatiable need to control everything on the planet. Those in power have gone to insane, unimaginable, and unbelievably destructive lengths in their attempt to control the weather. In order to hide the crimes of ecocide and genocide that are a direct result of the climate engineering assault on our planet, the globalists also needed to control the flow of information to the public that relates to the climate. Thus the purchase of “The Weather Channel” was necessary. The Weather Channel and their cast of paid disinformation actors are tasked with covering up the completely engineered and unnatural climate anomalies that are now occurring constantly as the geoengineering programs are fully unleashed. The “experts” from the Weather Channel engage in constant theater to paint whatever picture they told to paint (all of this theater is done between the constant stream of reality shows on “Weather Channel” that encompasses 60% of their current programing). The WC “meteorologists” constantly explain away an endless list of climate engineered events and occurrences as if completely natural. Many of the Weather Channel’s background photos are actually skies filled with geoengineering aerosol clouds, this is part of their disinformation and conditioning campaign. So who are those behind the acquisition of “The Weather Channel”? The list of characters and organizations is long, interesting, and alarming. Though the purchase was completed 6 years ago, the evolution of “The Weather Channel” since then (as a tool of total deception) has been profound. The article below discloses those who were involved with the Weather Channel acquisition.
NBCU Acquires The Weather Channel
NBC Universal, along with private equity firms Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, said Sunday they will buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be run as a separate entity based in Atlanta with management provided by NBC Universal. In addition, NBC will add Web site weather.com to its list of media properties.
NEW YORK — July 6, 2008 — NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Channel properties from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be operated as a separate entity, based in Atlanta, with management services to be provided by NBC Universal. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The transaction includes The Weather Channel Networks, the third-most-distributed cable network, seen in more than 97% of cable television homes in the U.S.; The Weather Channel Interactive, which includes weather.com, the nation’s leading weather website, with nearly 40 million unique visitors per month, and a leading mobile business; and Weather Services International, a global leader in weather forecasting, with more than 5,500 clients worldwide. The transaction is expected to be completed by year-end, and is subject to receipt of customary regulatory approvals. NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group announced on June 13, 2008, that they had entered into exclusive negotiations to purchase The Weather Channel properties.
Commenting on the planned acquisition, Jeff Zucker, President and CEO, NBC Universal, said: “This will further position NBC Universal as the leading provider of news, information and weather, both online and on television. Joining with The Weather Channel properties plays to our strengths in developing and programming cable networks, and in producing and distributing high-quality content across multiple platforms.”
Ian Loring, a Managing Director at Bain Capital, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to join our partners in acquiring the premier franchise in weather information. The Weather Channel is a true pioneer and innovator in the space across a variety of delivery platforms. We are extremely excited about the growth potential of the business, and strongly believe the partnership among the team at The Weather Channel, the management at NBC Universal, and private equity firms with deep media industry experience will continue to develop this unique media asset.”
Michael Chae, Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, said: “This is a premier media asset with a unique position across all three screens — television, PC, and mobile — and exciting growth prospects in each of them. We are looking forward to working toward its continued success with the management of The Weather Channel, the team at our corporate partner NBC Universal and our colleagues at Bain Capital.”
Landmark Chairman and CEO Frank Batten, Jr. commented: “When Landmark launched The Weather Channel more than 25 years ago, we could never have imagined that it would become the multi-platform leader which 120 million people use monthly. While we are extremely proud of how far we’ve come, I know that as part of the NBC Universal consortium, The Weather Channel and its employees will have increased opportunities for growth.”
Landmark President and COO Decker Anstrom added: “The Weather Channel team has built an iconic cable network and brand, a top 15 website, the No. 1 mobile content provider, the world’s leading B2B weather business and the No. 1 weather radar provider, generating consistently outstanding financial results and wide recognition as a model employer and leader in diversity. We deeply appreciate the terrific support that the cable industry has provided, both at our creation and throughout our development, and we look forward to a smooth transition with NBC Universal, which has a great track record in building and growing high-quality news and information businesses, and its partners.”
Upon completion of the transaction, NBC Universal’s news and information assets will include NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, The Weather Channel, and their highly trafficked websites. With the addition of weather.com, NBC Universal and its affiliated websites have a total unduplicated reach of nearly 70 million visitors per month, ranking No. 7 against all U.S.-based Internet properties. In addition, NBC Universal will be the leading provider of news and information on the web, with sites including msnbc.com and cnbc.com.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as the lead financial advisor for the consortium with Allen & Co. and Credit Suisse also providing financial advice. Weil Gotshal & Manges and Ropes & Gray acted as legal advisors for the consortium.
Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., GE Commercial Finance, GSO Capital Partners and Sankaty Advisors, LLC will provide the debt financing for the transaction.
JPMorgan acted as Landmark’s financial advisor. Landmark was represented by the Norfolk, VA firm of Willcox & Savage and the Atlanta firm of Kilpatrick Stockton. Venable and Skadden, Arps advised on tax and other specialty issues.
The Weather Channel Properties
The Weather Channel Networks are made up of television networks and products for radio, newspapers, digital cable services, and interactive television. The Weather Channel is received by more than 96 million U.S. households. Weatherscan, The Weather Channel’s all-local, all-the-time service, is distributed primarily on digital cable. The Weather Channel HD is a service for subscribers with High Definition TV capability and includes programming content shot in native HD.
The Weather Channel Interactive includes weather.com, and products for broadband and wireless platforms. The No. 1 destination for weather information on the web, weather.com reaches nearly 40 million unique users each month, ranking it among the top 15 most popular websites. In addition, the company operates the No. 2 mobile business in the U.S., with more than 6 million unique visitors per month.
Weather Services International primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors, serving over 5,500 clients in 45 countries. For more than 25 years, WSI has focused on becoming the best in the world at predicting, detecting, and visualizing disruptive weather.
The Weather Channel also holds a minority interest in Pelmorex, a Canadian weather company.
NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
Bain Capital, LLC (www.baincapital.com) is a global private investment firm that manages several pools of capital including private equity, high-yield assets, mezzanine capital and public equity with more than $75 billion in assets under management. Since its inception in 1984, Bain Capital has made private equity investments and add-on acquisitions in over 300 companies around the world, including investments in a broad range of companies such as Warner Music Group, AMC Entertainment, Burger King, Toys “R” Us, Cumulus Media, Dunkin’ Brands, DoubleClick, Ameritrade and ProSiebenSat1 Media. The firm has a team of over 300 professionals dedicated to investing in and supporting its portfolio companies. Headquartered in Boston, Bain Capital has offices in New York, London, Munich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The Blackstone Group
Blackstone (NYSE: BX) is one of the world’s leading investment and advisory firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, the companies it advises and the broader global economy. The Firm accomplishes this through the commitment of its extraordinary people and flexible capital. Blackstone’s alternative asset management businesses include the management of corporate private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, debt funds, collateralized loan obligation vehicles (CLOs) and closed-end mutual funds. The Blackstone Group also provides various financial advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement service. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com.
Based in Norfolk, VA, Landmark is a privately-held diversified media and business services concern with interests in cable programming, newspapers, broadcasting, specialty classified advertising products, interactive marketing, and information, broadband and data services.
Landmark’s subsidiaries include The Weather Channel, weather.com, WSI Corporation (provides B2B weather services); CBS-TV affiliates NewsChannel5 Network in Nashville and KLAS-TV in Las Vegas; Q Interactive (a leading Internet-based direct marketing company); a number of franchise recruitment websites; and Continental Broadband. Landmark’s newspapers include The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot, the Greensboro (NC) News & Record, The Roanoke (VA) Times, The Capital (Annapolis, MD), and Landmark Community Newspapers, which publishes more than 50 community newspapers. Landmark also owns Dominion Enterprises, a media and information services company serving employment, real estate, automotive, recreation and industrial markets.
the geo-engineering /chemtrail spraying is decimating the state of Texas our old growth trees are dying in mass. I make it a point to contact head epa officials to inform them that doing nothing makes them complicit. It is my understanding that the spraying program has a direct cost of over a trillion dollars per year from 1998 to present. Where is our congress, senate and President. All are aware but none will lead, all are compromised and scared.
Such a shame that we have over 300 million people in America and Not One is willing to do anything about this horrific poisoning of our country and it's people.
Non stop Spraying. 24/7.
Wait a freaking minute! Did I not learn here that Monsanto bought Weather Corporation for just under a billion dollars?! I believed that and told people. I am stunned. Whatever happened to Monsanto in the mix?!!!
On the other hand, this "new" info explains a lot, and apparently I have a lot of explaining to do!
Hello Rachel, Monsanto bought “Weather Central” for 970 million, “The Weather Channel” purchase was a completely different transaction. FYI, check the attached link
Dane, Thank you so very much for answering this from me! Means a lot to me as my brain begins to feel like a rubber band pulled one time too many! I read the link you kindly provided and that I must have read before, but thought it was Weather Corporation. Hence my confusion, it being Climate Corp. and previously? Weather Central. This only founded in 2006, bought by Monsanto in 2013 apparently just as they tried to sneak into the sequester, but failed at the last minute. I must have sped read my way through this. This time, taking notes on both, it begins to make a lot of sense from evil's point of view, and the current administration's obsession with all things radar.
Climate Corp. only founded in 2006 as Weather Central?, when bought by Monsanto, it gained a CEO with mega background in mathematical programs and a degree in Astrophysics, as well as crop insurance, thereby positioning itself well for disaster market trading. Add The Weather Channel, in 2008, with its prior #1 weather radar providership as well as NBC news including their affiliates and we have a cake fully baked. These moves were clever. And, coordinated. Add to that the massive info I learned about our secret military's work in Africa, involving radar in the main, and that is one hell of a chess mate!
Again, Dane, my most sincere thanks for straightening this out for me. And again, how the heck does your brain handle all this?!! And how the hell to explain the intricacies of all this to anyone unfamiliar?
Can't help but to notice the timeline.
2007 the Arctic methane "clathrate gun" starts releasing methane and all of the top forecasting computer models are shot down and exposed as useless.
2008 the power structure purchases the weather channel and the aerosol spraying of our planet goes into overdrive
Timing wise, you can add Obama to that mix. I spent a good portion of today learning what all he has done to Africa. This via The Nation, on line in inbox. Titled: The US Military's Best Kept Secret, by Nick Turse. All about the many new sites all over Africa of US military-just astounding and no news of. The better to drone people to death. I urge people to seek out this article. Shocking. Beginning in secret in 2008.
This isn’t surprising at all
Most all species of mid-sized birds have vanished from south Florida! Real quiet here these days.
PS I wonder how much the employees of the Weather Channel know? Are those meteorologists who present the weather aware of how managed and fake all these events are? If so, they are fairly good actors…..and yet it is becoming so obvious to so many, that they seem quite ridiculous at times. What a bizarre movie we are living in.
It truly is insane lately…and they are using new, more toxic mixtures to spray flu/cold stuff, and allergens that itch the skin terribly. In contact with friends in N. Carolina, New Mexico, and here in San Diego, where spraying is making many people sick. We compare symptoms and they are amazingly similar, including bowel troubles, mental confusion, endless blowing & sneezing. Sometimes we are afraid to go out walking. Yet no one is giving into fear; they are speaking out any way they can (still very sad that so many cannot “see” or look up). The awareness travels and will reach a climax….hopefully. Bless you for all the info sharing.
When last I watched the Weather Channel and they purposely misidentified a Man made cloud with an unknown name I suspected they had been bought as a front for Geoengineering. What a intricate web they have spun.
PEOPLE PLEASE WAKE UP THERE IS NO REAL WEATHER ANYMORE AT …IT IS ALL CONTROLLED……I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A KID AND i USED TO LAY IN THE SUN AND WATCH THE CLOUDS FLOAT BY…THEY WERE NORMAL CLOUDS…NORMAL SUNNY DAY WITH NORMAL CLOUDS…..NOT ANYMORE…..NOW FAKE CLOUDS AND WHEN THE DAY IS SUNNY IT IS A WEIRD SUPER CLEAR SKY WITH NO FLOATING CLOUDS….I AM HEARTBROKEN THAT MY WORLD IS RUINED…….ALL OUR FOOD IS RUINED…THE ONLY REASON I HAVE LASTED THIS LONG IS BECAUSE I DRINK ONLY BOTTLED WATER AND IT IS PROB NOT SAFE EITHER
Freedom Ranger, You are back! Long time gone? Like you, bottled water has helped me survive, greatly helped. Like you, I remember the skies when I was a kid, even if by then they'd already blown atomic weapons. Still…? Where I grew up, the sky was everything. All eyes on the skies. I too am heartbroken. Besides!! geoengineering, the whole world is ugly now. My!! beautiful world of memories all trashed, paved, screwed this way and that. Dreams all down the drain. I have grandchildren. The 20 year old is cynical. The 11 year old has dreams. He voices counting on us to fix this mess!
This is a very insignificant concern when weighing it against the poisoning of humankind and our beautiful world, yet I can’t help but ponder another facet of the horrors of geoengineering…the astronomical costs to unaware taxpayers. I can’t fathom the millions or maybe billions spent to keep thismaniacal agenda going…jet fuel, chemicals and pilots.
Dane, do you have any numbers about how much this has cost us to date?
Hello MM, actually those who own Weather Channel are an inseparable part of the climate engineering criminal cabal, thats what makes the article in question significant. The central banks can print as much money as they wish so long as the dollar is the global reserve currency, those days are now likely numbered.
I’m glad I’m not the only one talking to complete strangers about this. Here in Bedford, under the watchful eyes of MPs Richard Fuller and Nadine Dorries, daily spraying has continued solid for at least four years.
I know of only four days this year when we saw almost no sprays: one in April, one in June, one in August and one in November. The only continued period of no-spray was during Bilderberg in Watfor – five long days with no sprays. Now, I wonder why?
Our two MP cretins have made sure no pointed questions ever reach parliament; the spraying is relentless. Everyone in Bedford is coughing, hacking, wheezing. The people at the top must be worse than the Nazis to carry this out.
Its it nice to know that when a criminal goes to jail all of their Ill gotten loot is taken and given back to the true owners,That is when we get rid of the criminals running our government. We don’t need to look to far to know our government has been hijacked by thugs in suits.
I just visited three of nature’s most beautiful places in the US over Thanksgiving – Zion, Bryce Canyon and Antelope Canyon. What a shame the entire 5 days of my trip I was so distracted by the insane amount of gridding and spraying that was going on from morning til night the entire time. What a shame that in every photo of these most beautiful places the sky is either glowing white or completely ruined by unnatural trails and tic tac toe grids of trails. At one point over UT I counted 20+ planes over our heads gridding, it completely blew my mind to see it on such a mass scale. Don’t get me wrong I witness it each and everyday over my home in San Diego, but nothing like the mass spraying I witnessed last month. I am glad there are watchdog groups out there trying to spread the word and bring attention to the corporate greed and lies we are being fed every day by our government and media. We must keep telling our stories and bringing this into conversation despite those who put us down for our “conspiracies.” All I have to say to them is Look Up, Dig Deeper, and Don’t believe what you are Told by the criminals running mankind into extinction.
Yes now is the time for them to repent, confess their sin, and ask God through the blood of Chist to save them. I believe that God has a really special place in he’ll for these guys. IT IS HIS BEAUTIFUL CREATION THAT THEY ARE DESTROYING. ALL are guilty: this ordering the spraying, the pilots doing the dirty work, the weather stations and the media who are covering it up.
Blackstone Group, always research the board of directors and their connections.
The Bain Capital; always research the board of directors and their connections.
More banker names, always research the board of directors and their connections.
Thank you Dane…keep.yourself safe…thanks for your courage!
Heavy spraying here in central NC whenever a new weather system is moving in, which is almost always. The only time it stops is when a high pressure system moves in and we get a couple of days of blue sky.
My daughter and I both have breathing issues from this.
It’s so depressing!!! I’ve posted pics of spraying operations on my FB page, and have started approaching strangers in parking lots, telling what’s going on, and to look up at the sky.
Nobody wants to believe that the government would allow something like this to be happening.
Poppy, Lightning produces massive amounts of ozone. Creating static fields which discharge when you are sitting on a giant dynamo spinning in space really isn’t that difficult. Tesla has many ideas that could easily be transformed to large scale projects which maintain the ozone layer naturally using the Earth’s own magnetism, electricity and magnetism are 2 sides of the same coin. So yes.
Seeing this list of corporate stuffed shirts just about makes me vomit. The big boys are intoxicated with the power and influence their corporate schemes afford them. Yeeeee-haaaaaa! I’m rich! I’m rich! Hey, I’ve got an idea! Let’s spray the whole fucking world with poison to kill off the little people slowly so as not to create too much alarm or revolt. And fuck with the weather while w’ere at it so’s we can make billions on the weather derivatives market. But wait! Joe, call Ralph over at Pfizer and make sure he can deliver that truckload of pharmaceutical safeguards by Friday so’s we don’t get poisoned by this damn shit they’re spraying all over hell and gone. Heeeeeee-haaaaaa….the world’s gonna be ours!!!! Thank you, GOD, for looking out for me and my buddies.
i am in england , there appears to be more intense spraying going on , i am observing sometimes 4 or 5 aircraft, both of my grandchildren have health problems , the 4 month old was born with thyroid disfunction and the 4year old has digestive problems since birth and just the other day very suddenly came out in a rash all over , i am inclined to think ,as the spraying has been decades of action ,that this is how it is manifesting more and more attacking the immune system . a question for anyone who feels they can answer it is , is it possible considering the ozone is being destroyed by this maddness , to repair at all the ozone ,that is not toxic to life or that given a chance the planet can self heal/regulate? GAIA?
We are being sprayed daily here in Minnesota. I look up and see giant chem trails right over my head. Not high up, low. Most people do not want to even look up.I am so depressed with the situation. We have to breath,no choice there.This is such insanity. Never thought other humans capable of such madness. It must stop. Green energy us what we need. Please stop the spraying.
Thank you for your voice
Thank you for speaking out.
Our Congressmen and Senators who have approved this poison death on the world’s population need to be reminded Daily what Hitler did to the Jews PALES in comparison to their approval of chemical spraying.
Please remember the typical politician completely understands “$$$$$$$” but confront them with “2 + 2” and they are dumbfounded!
There has been heavy spray in the Bay Area for the past several days, over top of the rain clouds raining or not. i thnk also perhaps it is made to rain earlier last nite than supposed to due to increased protesting in SF & Oakland.
& Yes, the SAS has Most Def. increased tenfold this year
When writing to your representative, make sure to ask them what air, water or food they, their families and their staff intend to consume. Typical politicians vote without knowing what they vote on, do whatever the largest campaign donation tells them to do AND NEVER consider the consequences of their actions. ONLY the U.S. Government can stop this slow death of the population and they need to THOROUGHLY UNDERSTAND they and their families cannot escape this destruction!
Willard-mitt-Romney attached at hip with Bain? I’ve got bumper sticker from 2012. Pic of Obama on left, Romney on “right”. Goldman Sachs printed in middle. Mr., Mrs Romney gave $125,000 to Planned Parenthood, then say they changed their hearts(?)Ron Paul still my prez
Good morning folks,
Recently over the past month I have begun to contact my representatives each week. Quite soon I bet I will find myself doing it everyday. Everyone should be writing to them. I used to be a longtime lurker on these forums, but now it is apparent that we do not have much time left to act. I feel that many of the topics currently being covered in the mainstream media with regards to racial tension, Russia, etc. are being used as a smokescreen while the aerosol programs intensify behind the scenes. 2014 saw an extreme increase in spraying from my observations.
Folks, we must become ever more active. Contact your senators, governors, house representatives – continue to do this until they are so inundated that they are forced to acknowledge SAG programs. The staff offices are definitely becoming concerned with a sudden influx of messages demanding for our so-called leaders to address the ongoing covert climate engineering.
Keep up the good fight everyone, Dane can’t go it alone!
I am the pebble that will start the landslide of awareness! I have a green thumb and my seeds are sprouting. I won’t stop until the spraying stops!
Speaking out can be scary. Doing nothing is even more scary. Aiding and abetting is opening ones self to pure evil and the scariest of all.
Each and every one of us must choose one of these, as unappealing as the options are.
BIG corporated spin doctors controlling more media sources blowing chemtrail fallout up sheeples’ a$$es and leading them to the slaughter.
Amen Freedom Ranger! Well said.
Alarming players all right- Mitt Romney & Bain Capital.. Anytime GE Corporate is involved you can best be sure there’s a bad smell somewhere around.. they designed and built TEPCO’s Fukushima reactors.. Let’s be sure to give them the credit they are due. We can thank THEM for the radioactive meltdown mess that is contaminating the Pacific ocean and all life on earth every single day nonstop since March 2011, along with the bumbling mismanagement of their partners at Japan’s TEPCO operation. It goes without saying you have to hold your nose with the sewer pipe crowd that runs Hollywood and the movie industry. The rats have infiltrated just about everywhere. We must keep shining the LIGHT of TRUTH on all of them ’till they can hide in the shadows NO MORE!
POWER ATTRACTS THE CORRUPTIBLE. What kind of person uses any excuse to justify the extermination of billions of people, trillions of living organisms, the living planet itself. A person who is weak and corruptible. A person who has already been corrupted and is just as much to blame as the Rothschilds themselves, a lying weatherman is just as much to blame as the head of a airline conglomerate. It is no excuse to say I need my job. It is someone who doesn’t realize they serve evil, who doesn’t realize they gave their soul. What a joke, I honestly feel sad for them on their day of judgement, I feel sad for them for they have no clue of the horror that awaits them. I know that our hell on this Earth is but a short while but for those who have betrayed God, well their hell certainly almost never ends and is filled with unfathomable terrors. Here is what I say to you lying meteorologist and pilots and whoever else has betrayed all things good and noble in themselves, while you yet breathe there is still time to change the verdict which most assuredly will follow your crimes in the hereafter. Now is the time for a change to goodness and honesty. Now is the time to come clean before it is too late.
Once a beautiful day in Portland OR now our sun is smashed with obvious chemtrails
I am excited to see this king of attention given to this feature ! Many thanks and gratitude !!
They are all told to shut up. GEO Eng and Chemtrail Mission Bad Idea but it is Classified!!!
Great information Dane.
This needs to get to the public ASAP.
Blackstone has been brought to my attention here in Sacramento.
Everything is coming to a head…be careful people.