DirecTV will tap local TV stations in Tropical Storm Isaac's path for a storm-watch channel it was launching late Sunday.
According to the satellite operator, the Tropical Storm Isaac Information channel will air on channels. 325 and 349 and provide news broadcasts from local stations in affected areas.
At press time Sunday night, the storm appeared to be heading for a date with the Gulf Coast rather than Tampa, where it had threatened the Republican conventiotn starting Monday (Aug. 27).
DirecTV will be simulcasting local news and storm coverage from almost a dozen stations in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. It will also include graphics from the American Red Cross.