STATE COLLEGE, PA - April 16, 2009 - AccuWeather, Inc. (www.accuweather.com) announces that The Local AccuWeather Channel is now on-air in over 80 DMAs. The growing list of stations delivering the 24x7 entertaining weather channel are comprised of affiliates from all major networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. The channel provides complete program content for linear, Internet television and VOD services and is available to only one broadcast station in a market.
The Local AccuWeather Channel is a turnkey, fully-automated system that empowers stations to leverage the content viewers value most - accurate, entertaining local weather and news. The Local AccuWeather Channel includes 24x7 feeds of engaging national, regional and local forecasts, travel forecasts and delays, sports weather, compelling breaking and severe weather news, and entertaining weather lifestyle and feature programs produced and provided by AccuWeather. Stations may choose the entire line-up of AccuWeather programming or a partial list, which they supplement with their own locally-produced news and weather programs.
The Channel has helped stations promote their brand and build credibility within their market by providing an accurate, reliable source for weather information. "In Seattle, you cannot be number one [in news] unless you're number one in weather," states Pam Pearson, Vice president and General Manager at KCPQ-TV in Seattle-Tacoma, WA, "Now [with our Local AccuWeather Channel] we will stay number one in weather."
The Channel has also assisted stations in generating new advertising revenue. "We have had such great success with The Channel because we believe in it. We have a lot of automotive and restaurant [advertising]," states Michelle Montague, National Sales Manager at WHIO-TV in Dayton, OH, "We also have attorneys, schools [universities] and tutoring centers. The biggest [source of revenue] is automotive."
Air checks from The Local AccuWeather Channel may be viewed at AccuWeather's NAB Booth C8318. 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.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy as well as the global leader of digital media and big data, today announced a Mosquito Zika Risk Index on AccuWeather.com and AccuWeather iOS apps. Availability on the AccuWeather app for Android will follow soon.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest-growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy, has announced it is responding to the extraordinary 2017 hurricane season, with a companywide effort to help victims impacted by Hurricane Maria. The company has made arrangements to adopt the town of Patillas, Puerto Rico, a remote village located in the southern part of the island, as a focus for AccuWeather’s “Rays of Hope” community service initiative.
AccuWeather is pleased to announce that Barry Lee Myers, Chief Executive Officer and member of the AccuWeather Board of Directors, has been listed by President Trump, in an intent to nominate announcement, to serve as Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
AccuWeather, the world’s largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy as well as the global leader in digital media and big data, today announced a new data milestone of exceeding 30 billion data requests daily, demonstrating that a growing number of people and businesses around the world trust and rely on AccuWeather to save lives, reduce bodily harm, protect property and help them get more from their day.
AccuWeather, the largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy worldwide and the global leader of digital media and big data, today announced it is celebrating 55 years of innovation and contributions to the advancement of commercial meteorology. The company held an anniversary celebration at its Global Weather Center headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania Thursday, which included the participation of elected officials, business leaders, members of the meteorological community, AccuWeather staff, and other distinguished guests.
Extreme football fans, take note. AccuWeather, the world’s largest and fastest growing source of weather forecasts and warnings with Superior Accuracy, as well as the global leader in digital media and big data, today announced it is kicking the pro and college football seasons into high gear by introducing the first-ever quarter-by-quarter football forecasts to be published weekly in the news menu section of its AccuWeather.com website.
AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) has signed a patent licensing agreement that gives Federal Signal the right to use nine (9) of AccuWeather’s unique technology patents. AccuWeather has developed exclusive patented technologies to provide map-based weather alerting and polygon activation technologies through Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform. The integration enhances community safety by providing real-time NOAA weather alerts to Federal Signal’s CommanderOne platform throughout the United States and Canada.
In the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of forecast accuracy, AccuWeather was overwhelmingly confirmed as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the U.S. and everywhere in the world. The independent analysis of 30 million weather forecasts by industry tracker ForecastWatch concluded that AccuWeather had the highest level of forecast accuracy in forecasts of temperature, precipitation and wind.
AccuWeather is dedicated to providing the best weather forecasts available with Superior Accuracy in a way that is seamless and secure. We are pleased to launch this update to address issues surrounding the Reveal Mobile SDK, which has now been removed.
Despite stories to the contrary from sources not connected to the actual information, if a user opts out of location tracking on AccuWeather, no GPS coordinates are collected or passed without further opt-in permission from the user. Other data, such as Wi-Fi network information that is not user information, was for a short period available on the Reveal SDK, but was unused by AccuWeather. In fact, AccuWeather was unaware the data was available to it. Accordingly, at no point was the data used by AccuWeather for any purpose. AccuWeather and Reveal Mobile are committed to following the standards and best practices of the industry. We also recognize this is a quickly evolving field and what is best practice one day may change the next. Accordingly, we work to update our practices regularly.