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March 18, 2008 05:00 ET

The Weather Network and MeteoMedia Launch a Facebook Weather Application

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) -

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The Weather Network and MeteoMedia announce the launch of an interactive weather application on Facebook, the social networking site.

Available in English and French, the application allows users to view current conditions and short term forecasts for cities of their choice within their Facebook profile. Users can easily access long term forecasts, weather warnings and alerts and other valuable weather information for over 5000 cities in Canada and around the world.

In addition to weather data, the application offers the ability to send messages and current forecast information to Facebook friends. This unique messaging function was created by a team of in-house developers at The Weather Network and MeteoMedia and it is an easy and useful tool for making plans, travel arrangements or setting dates with friends.

"We believe this new application will quickly become a favourite among Facebook users," says Carrie Lysenko, Manager of Online Applications for The Weather Network and MeteoMedia. "This is just another way we are responding to the needs of Canadians by providing convenient access to their most reliable and trusted weather information."

Over 61 million people are active users of Facebook worldwide. Canadians are among the most active users with over 7 million people regularly using the site. More than 95% of Facebook members have used at least one application.(i)

To access The Weather Network Facebook application, visit theweathernetwork.com or meteomedia.com.

(i) Source:Facebook.com.

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, internet, wireless 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 wireless 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 dependant on weather.

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