The Weather Network

March 19, 2007 05:00 ET

The Weather Network Launches WeatherEye™ Gadget for the New Windows Vista™ Operating System

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 19, 2007) -

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The Weather Network today announced the availability of WeatherEye Vista, a new weather gadget for the Windows Vista operating system. Part of the WeatherEye family of products, WeatherEye Vista provides users a more convenient way to access and monitor weather forecasts. Customizing the desktop of Windows Vista with The Weather Network's new WeatherEye is easy and only a click away by visiting theweathernetwork.com. Once downloaded, Windows Vista users will be able to receive real-time observations, forecasts, weather watches and warnings at anytime from their desktop.

With Windows Vista gadgets, Canadians have access to powerful yet easy to use mini-applications that enable people to be more productive in daily life at work, at home, or on the go. Gadgets, such as the WeatherEye, are organized in an easy to use panel called the Windows Sidebar that discreetly docks on the side of the desktop in Windows Vista, or alternately, gadgets can "float" on the desktop wherever a user would like.

"The WeatherEye gadget is a great example of how a Canadian company can easily develop a custom mini-application to provide Canadians with the content they are looking for directly on the desktop," said Rob Geller, Windows Product Manager, Microsoft Canada Co. "With their gadget, The Weather Network has re-purposed its existing valuable weather information at virtually no-cost and are able to provide users with a more convenient and differentiated way of accessing weather data."

With The Weather Network WeatherEye gadget, 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.

"As Canada's undisputed leader in the area of weather-related information, The Weather Network is excited to be a part of the launch of the new Windows Vista operating system with our customized weather gadget. As a company committed to the development of innovative services, we are convinced that users of Windows Vista will value this new weather product" said Pierre L. Morrissette, President and CEO of The Weather Network.

Always on the forefront of innovation, The Weather Network is also developing a TrafficEye gadget, allowing users to view up to the moment traffic cameras in major centres across Canada.

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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