The Weather Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned as a joint venture between NBCUniversal, and investment firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. The channel broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news, along with documentaries and entertainment programming related to weather. The channel's headquarters are located in Cumberland, Georgia, near Atlanta.
In addition to its programming on the cable channel, TWC also provides forecasts for terrestrial and satellite radio stations, newspapers, and websites, and maintains an extensive online presence at weather.com and through a set of mobile smartphone and tablet computer applications. Content from The Weather Channel is available for purchase from the NBCUniversal Archives.
As of August 2013, The Weather Channel was received by approximately 99,926,000 pay television households in the United States, making it the most-received cable channel in the country. Actual viewership of the channel averaged at 210,000 during 2013 and has been declining for several years.