STATE COLLEGE, Pa. January 06, 2011 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announced its partnership with Panasonic, a leader in Full HD technology and connected TV entertainment, to launch an AccuWeather.com application on Panasonic's new VIERA ConnectTM platform for its 2011 line of VIERA Connect-enabled VIERA® HDTVs.
"We're very excited about our partnership with Panasonic and their VIERA Connect platform," said Pascal Racheneur, Vice President of Interactive Media for AccuWeather. "The preloaded AccuWeather.com application is animated and fun-to-use, and makes it possible for users to check for accurate and localized weather forecasts for their current location or for any location on Earth - all from the convenience of their Panasonic VIERA HDTV."
The AccuWeather.com application features:
- Accurate and localized forecasts for all global locations in more than 30 languages.
- Detailed hourly forecasts for the next six hours and comprehensive forecasts for the next eleven days, all updated every hour to provide the greatest level of accuracy.
- Dynamic, informative animated weather maps including Doppler radar, current and forecast weather conditions, and satellite imagery.
- More than 500, new, broadcast-quality city, regional, national, and international forecast and severe weather videos available every day. All videos are up-to-date and localized, with many available in both English and Spanish.
- Warnings for severe and disruptive weather threats, such as snow and ice, heavy rain and high winds, hurricanes and tropical storms, and thunderstorms and tornadoes.
- Special lifestyle weather and health forecasts with detail for specific outdoor activities, such as dog walking, tennis, and gardening, and health-related weather forecasts, such as UV forecasts and weather conditions for people suffering from allergies.
The Panasonic VIERA ConnectTM platform and the AccuWeather.com preloaded weather application will be available to the public in the spring of 2011.
The AccuWeather.com application can be viewed as part of Panasonic's VIERA Connect demo at the 2011 International CES event held January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Panasonic exhibit can be found within Central Hall in adjacent booths 9408 and 9808.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company:
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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