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GateHouse Media to deliver AccuWeather forecasts to all of its U.S. newspapers

April 29, 2013; 8:39 AM
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Partnership will deliver concise, accurate weather forecasts to over 665,000 subscribers

State College, PA, April 29, 2013 - Beginning this summer, subscribers to all 78 GateHouse Media daily newspapers across the U.S. will find AccuWeather forecasts in their daily read. Thanks to a joint undertaking with AccuWeather, Inc., GateHouse Media newspapers across the country, along with the vast majority of their digital publications, will provide precise AccuWeather forecasts to over 655,000 subscribers.

In commenting on the agreement, David Arkin, vice president of content and audience for GateHouse Media, said, "Weather reporting has long been a staple of our print product. In fact, we had already been providing AccuWeather forecasts to 24 of our newspapers for some time. Now, with this extended agreement, every one of our newspaper subscribers will truly benefit from one of the most credible weather providers in the world."

"This is far more than simple dissemination of weather," continued Arkin. "AccuWeather provides us with truly targeted forecasts and delivers them in customized, ready-to-publish formats. With the accuracy of AccuWeather's content and their ability to provide formatted content to our printing hubs, we can now offer all of our readers, in both large and small markets, consistent, world-class weather reports in an efficient, cost-effective manner."

According to Scott Homan, executive director of news media services for AccuWeather, "The agreement with GateHouse is a very forward-thinking solution - one that will produce real rewards for them in both terms of reader satisfaction and efficient production. We constantly strive to both provide the best weather service in the world, and also to support our partners with real, cost-effective solutions for their changing markets and production schemes." The agreement between AccuWeather and GateHouse Media becomes effective immediately with virtually all of GateHouse Media subscribers benefitting from AccuWeather forecasts by mid-summer.

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About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day 850 million people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites. Visit www.accuweather.com for additional information.

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