Display Systems, Radar, Crawl, Online Content - Everything from SD to HD - will Transition to AccuWeather!
Las Vegas, NV, April 20, 2009 - AccuWeather, Inc. (www.accuweather.com) announces today that Journal Broadcast Group has selected AccuWeather as the Exclusive Provider of weather solution products and services.
"Weather is important to every viewer we serve and after a thorough review of all products, AccuWeather demonstrated that their products, content, and service would help our television stations deliver the best looking and most accurate forecasts to our audiences," said Doug Kiel, Vice Chairman and CEO of Journal Broadcast Group.
Bill Berra, Journal's VP of News added, "The ability to create and update live on-the-air, on every layer, the first-class graphics, and the incredible forecasting tools are just a few of the features that made CinemaLive HD unrivaled. The decision to choose SelectWarn was also easy, as the value of the forecasting tools and high-resolution radar cannot be understated when it delivers our stations a clear advantage during severe weather."
As part of the long-term partnership agreement, Journal Broadcast Group purchased CinemaLive HD™, the huge breakthrough in weather display systems, SelectWarn® severe weather command center, and FirstWarn® ScreenCrawler™ for all newscasts they produce. In addition, Journal Broadcast Group purchased online content for all of their television and radio web sites.
"Journal Broadcast Group is a media and communications leader," said Barry Lee Myers, CEO, AccuWeather, Inc. "Their corporate vision to serve audiences through differentiated and compelling local content is one in which we are proud to assist. We look forward to collaborating with them to achieve these goals in each television market and build their online community."
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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