Weather channel hooks up with Ecuador TV station

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MIAMI -- The Weather Channel Latin America (TWCLA), the 24-hour weather network, has struck a deal with TV station Ecuavisa in Ecuador to provide local and national weather forecasts during its national newscasts.

Viewers in the three million TV homes in the country reached by Ecuavisa's programming will be able to watch the weather information during news segments in the morning, between 8am and 9am, and in the late evening between 11.30pm and midnight.

The new meteorological segments will provide information on the "El Nino" weather phenomenon and how it has affected the area, including its impact on travel and sea agriculture.

The Weather Channel is owned by Landmark Communications, based in Norfolk, Virginia.

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