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April 08, 2014

Live Drone HD Video now available in StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution

New features bring live video into the newsroom in a seamless and interactive way to attract viewers.

AccuWeather Global Weather Center - April 8, 2014 - 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. "As stations find new ways to cover breaking news stories, StoryTeller is there to support and enhance their efforts," said Ryan Ayres, Vice President of Display Systems and Services for AccuWeather, Inc. "Integrating Drone technology is one more way that StoryTeller continues to stay on the cutting edge of technology to attract more viewers to local newscasts."

StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solution is the first to fully integrate Drone HD into an interactive touchscreen solution, putting a station's drone right into the action of any news story using any StoryTeller app with video capability. This is just one of many StoryTeller announcements spotlighting significant expansion of apps, content, and features in conjunction with NAB 2014. StoryTeller by AccuWeather has received an overwhelming response from show attendees in response, generating record high booth traffic for AccuWeather on the first day of the show.

The excitement continues around the growing popularity of StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solution which empowers newsrooms to deliver network- quality presentations that attract and hold onto audiences. Already used in newsrooms globally, including stations in all top 10 U.S. markets, reaching 80 million households. StoryTeller is the premier choice among managers, technicians, and on-air talent for creating and telling compelling stories with ease. For breaking news, sports and traffic to crime, social media, weather and more, StoryTeller delivers the interactive content your viewers want, for every story, every day.

Why AccuWeather? AccuWeather is a global leader in digital media, developing award-winning apps and partnering with all major manufacturers of mobile devices, serving over 5.6 billion data requests every day. There are 1.3 billion AccuWeather branded apps installed on mobile and connected devices worldwide. AccuWeather has applied this digital expertise to develop StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen News Solution, one of the only tools of its kind that utilizes the highly successful and innovative "Smart Device App Model" to bring every story to life in compelling, interactive, and engaging ways.

AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ for nearly 3 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites. In 2014, the company will launch the AccuWeather Channel, an "All Weather, All the Time™" multi-platform national channel for forecasts with Superior Accuracy.

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