KTNV-TV Launches New, Network-Quality Weather Program Using AccuWeather Broadcast Solutions

July 26, 2009; 8:59 AM
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Display Systems, Radar, Crawl, Online Content - Everything from SD to HD - Now Produced with AccuWeather Tools!

Las Vegas, NV, July 26, 2009 - AccuWeather, Inc. (www.accuweather.com), the leading provider of weather content and display systems to the broadcast industry, announces today that KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, has launched AccuWeather broadcasting solutions to deliver state-of-the-art graphics and weather segments.

As part of the contract, KTNV received a suite of products for the production of their broadcast weather segments and online weather content. CinemaLive HD graphics display system will empower KTNV to deliver weather presentations that dazzle viewers with 3D graphics and comprehensive weather data. SelectWarn HD delivers a severe weather and natural disaster toolbox that will supplement KTNV coverage with exclusive features designed to keep viewers accurately informed during hazardous weather. FirstWarn® ScreenCrawler™ is the industry's most advanced severe weather notification display and will enable KTNV to keep viewers apprised up-to-the-minute during severe weather.

"Weather is very important to us and in Las Vegas people are accustomed to seeing the magnificent. The AccuWeather solutions will help us deliver that magnificence to our viewers," states Karin Movesian. "CinemaLive HD provides a fluid movement to the broadcast with stunning graphics that, until now, had only been seen on national programming. SelectWarn HD will supplement our coverage during extreme weather by delivering exclusive features, such as rain analysis and lightning prediction, that will keep our viewers informed of weather in their area, right down to street-level."

As part of the complete AccuWeather broadcast solution, KTNV-TV additionally purchased FirstWarn® ScreenCrawler™, the industry's most advanced severe weather notification display, which will keep viewers safe and informed up-to-the-minute during severe weather conditions by delivering a revolutionary crawl that displays text and maps.

KTNV will also enhance their weather coverage and information on www.ktnv.com with additional content and features from AccuWeather, empowering them to provide better, more-detailed information to keep their viewers informed with the latest information.

"KTNV-TV has a brilliant meteorological team and we look forward to helping them achieve their goal of providing the most stunning, accurate forecast to their viewers," said Ryan Ayres, Director of TV Operations for AccuWeather.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, provides content, technology and solutions to broadcasters, networks, cable operators, IPTV and ITV providers, and telecommunications carriers. A global multimedia weather information source, AccuWeather also delivers a portfolio of customized products and services to business, government, and institutions. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

About Journal Broadcast Group

Journal Broadcast Group owns and operates 35 radio stations and 12 television stations in 12 states and operates an additional television station under a local marketing agreement. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it is the broadcast business of Journal Communications Inc., a diversified media company with operations in publishing, radio and television broadcasting, interactive media and printing services.

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