AccuWeather Network wins big at Cynopsis Media Best of the Best Awards
AccuWeather Network wins big at Cynopsis Media Best of the Best Awards
Celebrating ‘Best Ad Supported Cable Network’ and ‘Best Short Form Content’ honors, AccuWeather Wins Confirm industry acceptance of AccuWeather as premier producer of Exemplary Content that connects with viewers
AccuWeather Global Weather Center, February 7, 2020 — Global weather and digital media leader AccuWeather racked up two significant cable industry awards this week this week from trade publisher, Cynopsis Media. At a ceremony in Tribeca in New York City, AccuWeather Network – which reaches millions of viewers via DIRECTV, Verizon Fios and Frontier cable - won Best of the Best Awards in the categories of “Best Ad Supported Cable Network” and “Best Short Form Content.”
The Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards salute excellence in national TV programming, from writing and directing to casting and hosting, recognizing outstanding achievement across teams, platforms, and overall merit in social good initiatives and kids programming.
AccuWeather’s first award of the day, for “Best Short Form Content,” was for its original content commemorating the 75thanniversary of D-Day, featuring WWII veterans sharing stirring memories of how weather impacted their D-Day involvement. The second award honored AccuWeather Network as the “Best Ad Supported Cable Network” amongst a field of highly competitive contenders within the cable TV and media industry. For the submission, AccuWeather showcased its Network with a compelling story of a Florida man who learned that his mother had survived Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas only after he had seen her interviewed on the AccuWeather Network. The piece highlighted AccuWeather Network’s mandate to tell a compelling story before, during and after the storm as integral to its comprehensive impact-driven weather news coverage.
“To win both of these categories, on such a large stage, speaks volumes about the quality of our content and the enormous strides the AccuWeather Network has made in the last several years,” said AccuWeather President, Steven R. Smith. “The science and the storytelling behind the AccuWeather brand powers everything we do consistently across all our digital and multiplatform media properties. These award-winning results demonstrate our strength in producing world-class, industry-leading content while also staying true to the core AccuWeather mission of saving lives, protecting property and helping people make the very best weather-impacted decisions.”
Said AccuWeather Network General Manager Sarah Katt, “I am so grateful to and proud of our talented and dedicated team who put their all into the important content we produce, which clearly resonates with our growing audience who rely on us to plan their day and keep their families safe. Weather remains a top story everywhere in the world, and we are here to continue to break down the story from every angle to help people cope with it better. This award signifies the incredible momentum that we have achieved in five years since our Network launch with more growth and award-winning content to come.”
The AccuWeather Network focuses on local weather and also features national and regional weather of interest provided in context, with an experienced and dynamic team reporting in-the-field and in-studio on top weather news, while applying it to people’s lives. It delivers “All Weather, All the Time” coverage on a local, regional and national scale with Superior Accuracy™ as well as compelling, dynamic, and award-winning weather news content. Backed by an expert team of meteorologists and broadcasters, AccuWeather is the leader in global weather forecasting.
The recognitions add to AccuWeather’s growing collection of industry nods since its inception in 2015, including a Cynopsis Award for “Best Short Form Content” and a Telly Award for “Best General News or Feature: General Television, both in 2020.”
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com — AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, PA and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather’s many innovative and award-winning features available free to the public are MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. Furthermore, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally. Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
AccuWeather, RealFeel, RealFeel Shade, WinterCast, and MinuteCast are all registered trademarks of AccuWeather, Inc. AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature, AccuWeatherIQ, AccuWeather RealImpact, AccuWeather RI, AccuWeather MinuteCast, AccuWeather Network, Minute by Minute and Superior Accuracy are all trademarks of AccuWeather, Inc. All other trademarks, product names and logos are the property of their respective owners.
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