The Weather Company is a weather forecasting and information technology company that owns and operates weather.com and Weather Underground. The Weather Company has been a subsidiary of the Watson & Cloud Platform business unit of IBM since 2016.

History and operations

The Weather Company started as the Weather Channel in 1982. In 2012, the company created a broader holding company and replaced the word "Channel" with "Company" to better reflect their growing lineup of digital products. The Weather Company was previously owned by a consortium made up of the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital, and NBCUniversal. That consortium sold the Weather Company's product and technology assets to IBM on January 29, 2016, but retained possession of The Weather Channel cable network until March 2018, when it was sold to Entertainment Studios. As part of the 2016 spin-off, the consortium entered into a long-term licensing agreement with IBM for use of its weather data and "The Weather Channel" name and branding.

See also

* List of mergers and acquisitions by IBM * List of meteorology institutions


External links

* Category:Companies with year of establishment missing Category:Companies based in Atlanta Category:IBM acquisitions Category:IBM subsidiaries Category:Meteorological companies Category:The Weather Channel Category:2016 mergers and acquisitions {{US-company-stub