CHICAGO – The Weather Channel has dropped the word “Channel” from its name as part of a re-branding of the company beyond it’s core cable and satellite offering, the New York Times reports.

One of the big growth areas for the company is selling of data about weather to insurers and other corporate customers, says Curt Hecht, Chief Revenue Officer of the Weather Channel Companies, in this interview with Beet.TV

We spoke with him last month in Chicago where he was a participant in the Beet.TV Leadership Summit on Online Video Advertising hosted by Starcom MediaVest and sponsored by Adobe.

Andy Plesser