KOCO-TV Partners with Local AccuWeather Channel to Offer 24-Hour Weather in Oklahoma City Market

April 16, 2008; 10:08 AM

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(State College, PA - April 16, 2008) - Hearst-Argyle Television's ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City, KOCO-TV and AccuWeather, Inc. are pleased to partner in the launch of KOCO's FirstAlert Weather 24/7, an around-the-clock digital weather channel serving the Oklahoma City market. FirstAlert Weather 24/7 is currently available to viewers on Cox digital cable channel 222 and over the air on KOCO-DT channel 5.2.

"Serving our viewers's needs is what this is all about," said Brent Hensley, KOCO 5 President and General Manager. "By working with AccuWeather to provide FirstAlert Weather 24/7 on Cox digital cable and over the air on KOCO-DT 5.2, in addition to our broadcast weather coverage on Eyewitness News 5 and the weather section of KOCO.com, we can provide viewers more local weather information whenever they want it, however they want to get it."

FirstAlert Weather 24/7 offers viewers the convenience of continuous local weather coverage on their television. It provides live Advantage Doppler HD radar, 7-day local forecasts, current conditions, and breaking weather updates. In addition to the local forecasts and commentary by KOCO 5 Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell and the First Alert Weather Team, the channel features national and regional content by AccuWeather on-air presenters.

"AccuWeather is pleased to welcome KOCO 5 as an important partner to our Local AccuWeather Channel family," Jim Candor, Senior Vice President of New Media for AccuWeather, Inc. said. "AccuWeather provides partner stations like KOCO the platform and complementary content they need to start their own continuous weather stations supported by hundreds of national, regional, and special interest weather videos, as well as the best weather data and forecasts available anywhere."

The Local AccuWeather Channel currently airs on the digital tier of cable television systems in 40 markets throughout the country. Included in the current market station group are all ABC-owned and operated stations as well as CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC stations throughout the country. Local AccuWeather Channel is soon to be in 65 broadcast markets. About Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. and KOCO-TV/DT

KOCO TV/DT, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City, OK is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. owns 26 television stations and manages an additional three television and two radio stations owned by Hearst Corporation, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of America's largest television station groups. Hearst-Argyle owns 12 ABC- affiliated stations, and manages an additional ABC station owned by Hearst Corporation, and is the largest ABC affiliate group. The Company also owns 10 NBC affiliates, and is the second-largest NBC affiliate owner, and owns two CBS affiliates. Also, Hearst-Argyle owns more than 30 Websites and currently multicasts 17 digital weather channels. SOURCE Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. For more information about Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. visit http://www.hearstargyle.com/index.html and for more information about KOCO-TV/DT, visit http://www.koco.com/index.html. About AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, The World's Weather Authority®, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 20,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC's-owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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KOCO-TV Partners with Local AccuWeather Channel to Offer 24-Hour Weather in Oklahoma City Market

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October 05, 2010, 10:34:36 AM EDT

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(State College, PA - April 16, 2008) - Hearst-Argyle Television's ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City, KOCO-TV and AccuWeather, Inc. are pleased to partner in the launch of KOCO's FirstAlert Weather 24/7, an around-the-clock digital weather channel serving the Oklahoma City market. FirstAlert Weather 24/7 is currently available to viewers on Cox digital cable channel 222 and over the air on KOCO-DT channel 5.2.

"Serving our viewers's needs is what this is all about," said Brent Hensley, KOCO 5 President and General Manager. "By working with AccuWeather to provide FirstAlert Weather 24/7 on Cox digital cable and over the air on KOCO-DT 5.2, in addition to our broadcast weather coverage on Eyewitness News 5 and the weather section of KOCO.com, we can provide viewers more local weather information whenever they want it, however they want to get it."

FirstAlert Weather 24/7 offers viewers the convenience of continuous local weather coverage on their television. It provides live Advantage Doppler HD radar, 7-day local forecasts, current conditions, and breaking weather updates. In addition to the local forecasts and commentary by KOCO 5 Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell and the First Alert Weather Team, the channel features national and regional content by AccuWeather on-air presenters.

"AccuWeather is pleased to welcome KOCO 5 as an important partner to our Local AccuWeather Channel family," Jim Candor, Senior Vice President of New Media for AccuWeather, Inc. said. "AccuWeather provides partner stations like KOCO the platform and complementary content they need to start their own continuous weather stations supported by hundreds of national, regional, and special interest weather videos, as well as the best weather data and forecasts available anywhere."

The Local AccuWeather Channel currently airs on the digital tier of cable television systems in 40 markets throughout the country. Included in the current market station group are all ABC-owned and operated stations as well as CBS, Fox, ABC, and NBC stations throughout the country. Local AccuWeather Channel is soon to be in 65 broadcast markets. About Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. and KOCO-TV/DT

KOCO TV/DT, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City, OK is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. owns 26 television stations and manages an additional three television and two radio stations owned by Hearst Corporation, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of America's largest television station groups. Hearst-Argyle owns 12 ABC- affiliated stations, and manages an additional ABC station owned by Hearst Corporation, and is the largest ABC affiliate group. The Company also owns 10 NBC affiliates, and is the second-largest NBC affiliate owner, and owns two CBS affiliates. Also, Hearst-Argyle owns more than 30 Websites and currently multicasts 17 digital weather channels. SOURCE Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. For more information about Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. visit http://www.hearstargyle.com/index.html and for more information about KOCO-TV/DT, visit http://www.koco.com/index.html. About AccuWeather.com

AccuWeather, The World's Weather Authority®, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 110 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 20,000 third-party Internet sites, including CNN Interactive, ABC's-owned and operated stations, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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