STATE COLLEGE, Pa. December 21, 2011 - AccuWeather today introduced its app for Google TV™, an engaging, fully featured and accurate weather application with a fun and easy-to-use interface. Based on its AccuWeather for Honeycomb application first designed for Android tablet users, AccuWeather makes it possible to get local and detailed weather news and forecasts through television using Google's smart television platform.
"Google TV's Android-based set-top box is the perfect platform for our popular weather news and information application. Television viewers are going to love having easy access to the same great accurate weather they have grown accustomed to using in our mobile apps," said Pascal Racheneur, AccuWeather Vice President of Interactive Media. "In addition to our trusted and local forecasts, our weather is available in 27 languages with other great features, such as severe weather alarms, animated radar for the United States and Canada, satellite and interactive Google™ maps for locations worldwide, and our RealFeel™ temperature."
AccuWeather for Honeycomb is available as a download from the Android Market at no cost, https://market.android.com/details?id=com.accuweather.android.
Accurate and local forecasts for locations worldwide. Updated every hour, forecasts have detailed hourly forecasts for the next twenty-four hours - all in 27 languages.
Quick-reference that offers the most-requested weather factors, including day and night forecasts, high and low temperatures, Weather Alarms™, precipitation type and amount, wind speed and gusts, and RealFeel®.
Weather Alarms™, for locations worldwide, for weather events including, snow, ice, rain, wind, and the probability of thunderstorms.
Current weather conditions with location name and time, temperature, humidity percentages, visibility, pressure, dew point, precipitation and amounts, UV index, and AM and PM times for sunrise and sunset, and RealFeel® - AccuWeather's proprietary weather forecasting system that takes into account multiple weather factors to determine how the local temperature actually feels, which may be warmer or colder than the temperature depending on these conditions.
Weather display options with animated radar for the United States and Canada, satellite and interactive Google Maps™ for locations worldwide, and updated broadcast-quality weather videos.
Optional widget for your home screen that offers the quickest way to check AccuWeather for Google TV™.
About AccuWeather, Inc.
AccuWeather presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to one quarter of a billion persons worldwide via the free AccuWeather.com website, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 116 meteorologists at AccuWeather also deliver a portfolio of customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as providing 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.
The StoryTeller® INRIX Traffic App now delivers an expanded range of features including projected drive times, customizable street labeling, the use of Webcams and sensors from any source for remote updates and visual reporting, and MinuteCast™, a feature exclusive to AccuWeather brand partners, for precipitation start and end times.
With drone technology, journalists have a whole new way to get better angles on stories and bring viewers closer to the action. Drone and remote location videos can now be integrated live with StoryTeller interactive presentations, revolutionizing the newsroom. Best of all, downloading and using StoryTeller applications and features that allow the integration of remote video is now as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
Social media has the unique advantage of giving newsrooms instant feedback, opinions, and visual content from viewers as stories are breaking. With the launch of the improved StoryTeller Social Media App at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms will now have the ability to import popular social media feeds with viewer comments and images with greater ease and effectiveness in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather. New features also allow the app to import video and dynamically screen and sort all content for on-air use. Best of all, downloading and using the expanded Social Media App is as fast and easy as adding an app to a smartphone.
AccuWeather, Inc. has accepted an invitation to participate in the Microsoft Corp. Perceptive Pixel Pilot Partner Program. The official agreement allows AccuWeather, as one of a select number of program partners, to bring Microsoft’s latest touchscreen products to its broad range of business partners and customers that span across a variety of industries.
Crime reports are one of the most highly viewed topics in today’s news. With the launch of the new StoryTeller AlertID Crime App at this week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, newsrooms can effectively bring home crime stories to viewers, making them aware and keeping them safer in the community. Best of all, downloading and using new applications for StoryTeller is now as fast and easy as adding new apps to a smartphone.
In light of the explosive growth of the StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution, Loren Tobia, a former chairman of Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Sales for AccuWeather’s Display Systems and Services division. In this new role, Loren will drive the expansion of StoryTeller, which is already featured in all top ten U.S. markets with a collective domestic audience of 80 million households.
Newsrooms worldwide can now access a significantly wider breadth of new interactive apps and features than ever before with StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution created by AccuWeather, meeting the needs of every breaking story. From local crime sprees and traffic accidents to flight delays and Minute by Minute™ weather updates, StoryTeller has enhanced real-time newsroom coverage to further differentiate broadcast stations in their markets. Best of all, downloading and using new applications for StoryTeller is now as fast and easy as adding new apps to a smartphone.
AccuWeather was named one of NOAA’s first Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors. The initiative was started to recognize organizations committed to helping the nation be better prepared for, respond to, and recover from weather-related disasters. It was launched at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Atlanta in February 2014.
AccuWeather, a leading global digital media company, is partnering with HTC, a world leader in mobile devices, to provide weather data to the HTC weather app showcased on HTC smartphones, including the newly launched HTC One (M8). AccuWeather has provided weather content with Superior Accuracy™ with exceptional user experiences to HTC smartphone users globally since 2008.
AccuWeather's new MinuteCast(TM) forecast predicts precipitation start and end times on a minute-by-minute basis, right down to your street address.