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February 16, 2010 08:01 ET

The Weather Network's Parent Company, Pelmorex Media Inc. Named One of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for Fourth Year in a Row

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2010) - At Pelmorex Media Inc., parent company of The Weather Network and French language counterpart MeteoMedia, a family-like environment that inspires creativity and innovation, as well as the strong leadership and vision of Founder, Chairman and CEO Pierre Morrissette, are the key factors for once again making it one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies.

"We are very pleased to be recognized for this prestigious designation for the fourth year in a row," says Morrissette, Chairman and CEO, Pelmorex Media. "Our entire company shares in the commitment to provide the most reliable, convenient and local weather for Canadians. Our aim is not to be the biggest, but to be the best and this is what keeps us at the leading edge of our industry."

Sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post, and Queen's University School of Business, the program recognizes companies that, thanks to their vision, create value through innovation.

Pelmorex Media, which has privately owned The Weather Network and MeteoMedia since 1993, was founded by Chairman and CEO, Pierre Morrissette in 1989. Under his guidance and strategic insights, the company has grown to over 375 employees since inception. It is the largest employer of meteorologists in the private sector, with more than 40 on staff. The company also employs 40 highly skilled staff members whose sole focus is to write code for systems to deliver accurate weather forecasts, a clear example of its commitment to providing top quality forecasts for Canadians.

"The team we have assembled is vital to our success, to ensure that we continue to create innovative products and services to meet the needs of our consumers. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, each bringing with them specialized skills and dedication that all come together to create a unique blend of science, technology and creativity," says Morrissette. He continued, "We are very proud of our diverse corporate identity."

In addition to its weather information services offered on TV and online at theweathernetwork.com, The Weather Network is also recognized as a leader in desktop and mobile applications, primarily developed in house to make access to accurate and trusted weather and weather-related content as easy as possible for busy Canadians. It is the determination and focus of this mid-sized media company that allows it to continue to expand its weather offerings while still maintaining its goal of being the undisputed leader in the weather business.

About The Weather Network and MeteoMedia

The Weather Network and its French counterpart, MeteoMedia, are among the most popular media brands in Canada. They are the undisputed leader of weather information services in Canada across all mediums including cable, satellite, online, mobile and newspapers. The specialty television networks are among the most widely distributed and frequently consulted television networks in Canada. The websites, theweathernetwork.com and meteomedia.com are among Canada's leading web services. All mobile carriers now distribute The Weather Network and MeteoMedia on their services. As the leading source of weather services in the commercial market, energy companies, municipalities, road services and numerous other commercial clients have their weather information needs met by The Weather Network and MeteoMedia. The growth of The Weather Network and MeteoMedia can be attributed to the continued focus and commitment put into providing the very best weather information to Canadians whose activities are dependent on weather.

Contact Information

  • The Weather Network
    Deanna Langton
    Public Relations Coordinator
    905-829-1159, ext. 1358
    dlangton@pelmorex.com