The Weather Network

April 30, 2007 05:00 ET

The Weather Network Launches WeatherEye™ Widget for the New Yahoo! Widget Engine 4.0

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 30, 2007) - The Weather Network today announced the availability of WeatherEye Yahoo! Widget, a new downloadable weather application for the Yahoo! Widgets 4. Part of the WeatherEye family of products, WeatherEye Yahoo! Widget, gives consumers a live, at-a-glance view of their favourite city's weather information on their desktop. Customizing a user's computer with any of The Weather Network's WeatherEye products is easy and only a click away by visiting theweathernetwork.com. Once downloaded, WeatherEye users will be able to receive real-time observations, forecasts, weather watches and warnings at anytime from their desktop.

"Our partnership with Yahoo's technology is just another way that The Weather Network is developing innovative and useful tools to bring the most reliable weather data to all Canadians, where they live and work" said Pierre Morrissette, President and CEO of The Weather Network. "Yahoo! Widget 4 is the only major provider to offer a platform that allows for functionality on Mac OS X, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. Over 1.5 million active users are already connected to our desktop applications. The WeatherEye allows users to keep weather content that's important to them right at their fingertips."

With the WeatherEye Yahoo! Widget, users can select from over 5,100 forecast locations from around the world, offering more locations than any other weather provider in Canada. WeatherEye also provides the ability to view weather in either English or French, and select between temperatures in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

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 Canada's top news and information sites. All wireless carriers now distribute The Weather Network and MeteoMedia. As the leading source of weather services in the commercial market; energy companies, municipalities, road services and numerous other commercial clients rely on the weather information provided 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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