WBNS-10TV Joins AccuWeather Television Network, Launches 24/7 "Doppler 10 Now" Weather Channel

June 16, 2009; 7:40 AM
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Channel will deliver viewer demand for continuous local weather coverage.

Columbus, Ohio and State College, PA, June 16, 2009 - AccuWeather, Inc. (www.accuweather.com), the leading provider of weather content and display systems to the broadcast industry, announced today that WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio is now airing The Local AccuWeather Channel, Doppler 10 Now, on 10TV's Digital Channel 10.2. Doppler 10 Now was picked up by two cable systems for air in the greater Columbus metro area, Wow! Cable, airing on channel 101, and Insight Communications, airing on channel 432. Doppler 10 Now will empower WBNS-10TV to leverage the content their viewers value most - accurate, informative, entertaining local weather and news.

"Our viewers consistently tell us that local weather is the content they value most," said WBNS-10TV President and General Manager Tom Griesdorn. "Doppler 10 Now will give viewers access to the powerful tools, technology and trusted expertise that only Central Ohio's News Leader can provide. We are proud to partner with AccuWeather to create a premier source for accurate and dependable local weather 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."

The continuous, dynamic L-Bar of Doppler 10 Now, which frames the video window, gives viewers quick access to current and upcoming conditions in key cities around central Ohio. The L-Bar also includes radar and weather maps for metropolitan Columbus and the surrounding area, a standard clock, temperature and "next" city forecast, as well as hour-by-hour and 5-day forecasts. The video window includes content produced by both AccuWeather and by the Doppler 10 Weather Team. AccuWeather content includes engaging national, regional, and travel forecasts and delays, sports weather, and entertaining weather lifestyle and feature programs. Enhanced local forecasts from the Doppler 10 Weather Team will feature round-the-clock local weather information and comprehensive weather forecasts by Doppler 10 Meteorologists Chris Bradley, Mike Davis, Brandon Roux and Carlos Gonzales. Doppler 10 Now will also allow the Doppler 10 News and Weather Teams to better serve viewers during breaking news and severe weather by providing continuous station coverage.

WBNS-10TV joins the expanding AccuWeather Television Network, which delivers The Local AccuWeather Channel to more than 80 DMAs across the United States.

"As the region's only broadcast channel dedicated exclusively to delivering local weather coverage 24x7 on their digital tier, Doppler 10 Now will be providing a true community service," states Jim Candor, Sr. Vice President of AccuWeather. "We are very pleased to welcome such an established, community-focused station with top-notch meteorologists to the AccuWeather Television Network."

About WBNS-TV and The Dispatch Broadcast Group

The Dispatch Broadcast Group includes WBNS-TV, WBNS-AM/FM, Ohio News Network and Radio Sound Network in Columbus, Ohio; WTHR-TV and WALV-LP in Indianapolis, Indiana; Dispatch Interactive Television in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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.

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