The Weather Network is now streaming
What is FAST exactly?
FAST stands for Free Ad-Supported Streaming T.V.
The way in which consumers access and watch content is evolving. While there are plenty of on-demand streaming options available, FAST offers a scheduled streaming alternative for viewers who prefer a more traditional approach to watching content on television.
The Weather Network FAST Channel delivers a reimagined, modern style of weather presentation, bringing viewers the core of what they know and love about The Weather Network, with a unique storytelling style. Viewers can also expect in-depth features, immersive weather stories, exclusive long-form programs, and more.
Take a look at the new streaming channel:
How can you access it?
Canadian audiences can access The Weather Network FAST Channel on Samsung TV Plus, which is available on all Samsung Galaxy devices (mobile and tablet) and nearly all Samsung Smart TVs. On Samsung Galaxy mobile devices: If you don’t already have the app, visit the Galaxy Store or Google Play app store, download the Samsung TV Plus app, and navigate to channel 1049. On Samsung TV’s: Turn on your TV, navigate to the Samsung TV Plus app, and find channel 1049!
LG smart TV Owners can use their remotes to navigate to the LG Channels icon on their home screen, and navigating down to channel 145.
Canada's #1 source for weather information is now also streaming on Pluto TV. Pluto TV can be easily accessed and streamed across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Canadians can watch Pluto TV via web at www.pluto.tv, download the Pluto TV app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, Samsung and LG devices, or via the mobile app available on the App Store and Google Play.
Roku TV owners can now stream their weather on channel 118 in the Roku Channel. The Weather Network FAST channel is also available with Roku streaming devices in Canada.
The Weather Network is currently working with other streaming services to ensure viewers across a diverse array of popular devices will have access to national and global weather content from their favourite trusted weather provider.
What are we offering?
The Weather Network FAST Channel differs in the way audiences traditionally engage with weather content. It delivers an engaging and immersive storytelling-first approach to weather. Viewers who tune into The Weather Network FAST Channel will experience:
100 per cent Canadian-produced series such as Storm Hunters, Captured, Power To The People, Angry Planet and What If
A selection of diverse in-depth features, educational programming, and entertaining shorts
A re-designed look and feel of the national morning show
Engaging hosts to guide viewers through the day’s prominent weather stories
Detailed forecasts and developing active weather information available as it happens to help viewers plan their day and stay safe during active weather
Detailed weather information for 30+ cities across Canada available 24x7
What is the difference between the FAST channel and my cable channel?
The Weather Network’s flagship cable channel will remain the exclusive source for viewers to find their hyper-local forecasts, localized weather warnings, and live coverage of active weather events with Storm Centre on the big screen. The Weather Network FAST Channel is a complement to the cable offering, providing viewers with longer form content, national weather coverage, and engaging episodic shows and features that go beyond the forecast.
The Weather Network FAST Channel also features a new morning show developed exclusively for the streaming audience, with hosts Matt Di Nicolantonio and Michael Vann delivering the biggest weather stories from across Canada and around the globe.
You can also find exclusive weather-related shows such as Storm Hunters, Captured, Angry Planet, What If, Power to the People, Crazy Creatures, Your Body On, How to Survive, and Unearthed.
With The Weather Network FAST Channel, we’re helping to keep Canadian audiences safe and informed, whenever and wherever they choose.