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WeatherNation

March 10, 2014 11:50 ET

WeatherNation TV Launches on Roku Streaming Platform

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2014) - WeatherNation TV, Inc. announced today that its 24/7 service for national, regional and local weather news is now available on the Roku® streaming platform.

"Today, we're bringing WeatherNation's around-the-clock weather news to the nearly 8 million Roku devices in the U.S., delivering on our promise to serve the public across the devices they choose," said Tim Kelly, senior vice president of Digital for WeatherNation TV, Inc. "With WeatherNation on the Roku streaming platform, we make it even more convenient to keep viewers informed of severe weather, travel forecasts, and customized weather news for their location."

WeatherNation on the Roku streaming platform provides access to WeatherNation's live 24/7 TV broadcast dedicated 100 percent to national, regional and local weather reporting with continuous coverage of current and severe weather news. WeatherNation is hosted by full-time certified meteorologists offering travel forecasts, live radar and severe weather coverage. Within the app, viewers will get current and "Feels Like" temperatures, wind speeds, humidity levels, air pressure, dew point and extended forecasts for their location.

Additionally, WeatherNation on the Roku streaming platform lets consumers:

  • Watch on-demand video segments of regional weather news
  • View weather forecasts and more about a given location
  • Check WeatherNation's travel forecast before going on a trip
  • Get detailed weather advisories for severe weather in a given location

The Roku streaming platform for the TV leads the market and offers more than 1,200 channels. WeatherNation TV on the Roku streaming platform will provide a rich high-definition viewing experience with support for closed captioning.

WeatherNation is now available in the Roku Channel Store on all current-generation Roku devices in the U.S., including running Roku software version 4.9, build 5060 or later.

WeatherNation's team of seasoned meteorologists uses the latest technology from Baron Services and its Omni and VIPIR systems to forecast and illustrate current conditions with engaging and innovative real time 3D graphical mapping to help viewers understand the in-depth story behind their weather. A powerful severe weather tracking system also gives viewers a detailed visual assessment of storms and other extreme weather, from the satellite view down to street-level detail.

WeatherNation provides weather services to more than 30 million U.S. TV homes, including DIRECTV, broadcast affiliates and cable TV homes.

About WeatherNation TV, Inc.
WeatherNation TV, Inc., headquartered in Denver, Colo., produces the WeatherNation TV network, which provides 24/7 coverage of current and severe weather news and information in a compelling, meteorologist-hosted format available in both HD and SD to local broadcasters and cable operators. WeatherNation is helping broadcasters realize revenues from digital channels, mobile applications, and over-the-top platforms. WeatherNation is E/I compliant for local broadcasters, is closed captioned and supports EAS. WeatherNation also integrates with a TV station's existing team of meteorologists as well as their traffic and billing systems for supporting ad insertion without the need for additional hardware. For more information, please contact info@weathernationtv.com or (800) 343-9516. Visit www.weathernationtv.com.

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