Delivers compelling weather content for Greece's emerging digital TV markets
(State College, PA - September 12, 2008) - AccuWeather.com, the World's Weather Authority®, and Newscom Hellas, a software systems integrator for the broadcast industry, today announced a partnership to integrate AccuWeather.com content into Newscom's channel offering, WTV (www.weathertv.gr). The collaboration gives WTV's viewers access to compelling real-time weather information delivered into their homes. Featuring AccuWeather.com's highly localized, accurate, and reliable weather forecasts, as well as a range of entertainment, lifestyle, and severe weather coverage, WTV's programming is specifically tailored for Greece's land, sea, and air weather conditions.
"In the age of weather uncertainty, we are very excited to work with AccuWeather.com in providing reliable weather information to meet the needs of the local market, something which up to this time, has been significantly lacking here in Greece," Director of Operations, Kostas Varnavopoulos said. "Greece's geographic location, unique landscape, and thousands of islands make it a very complex country to cover weather-wise. Only with AccuWeather.com's breadth of global data and forecasting experience are we able to give viewers a clear picture of what they can expect."
"AccuWeather.com is particularly pleased to bring reliable weather forecasts to the nation of Greece," Jim Candor Senior Vice President of New Media for AccuWeather.com said. "As a global forecasting company we understand the specific needs of Greece's unique topography and environment, and we are happy to expand our TV coverage to include this growing audience."
WTV's tailored program serves its audience with important information for leisure and business travel, sea conditions and sailing reports, outdoor and beach reports, winter weather and ski reports, and much more! Broadcast in Greek, WTV provides a wealth of accurate real-time weather data and forecast services for Greece and Cyprus and all major cities from around the globe. Looking to the future, WTV is a pioneer channel in the emerging Greek digital broadcast market, treating its viewers to an attractive wide-screen presentation and in HD (where available). The service will be made available for distribution throughout Greece on IPTV, as well as satellite platforms in the fall of 2008. In addition to its popular web site and mobile web site, AccuWeather.com supports the Local AccuWeather Channel, a digital tier TV network which currently airs on the digital tier in 47 markets throughout the U.S. Local AccuWeather Channel affiliates include all ABC- owned and operated stations, as well as numerous additional members of the CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC networks.
AccuWeather The World's Weather Authority®, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 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 onto more than 20,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC's owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
About Newscom Hellas
Based in Athens, Greece, Newscom Hellas is a software systems integrator for the Broadcast Industry. Newscom Hellas specializes in developing and delivering quality content for use on multiple distribution platforms with emphasis on IPTV, satellite and digital terrestrial broadcasting, mobile television, and digital signage solutions. For more information visit: www.newscom.gr and www.weathertv.gr.
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