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WeatherNation TV

October 08, 2014 11:01 ET

WeatherNation TV Launches on Xbox 360

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2014) - WeatherNation TV, Inc., announced today the launch of the first app dedicated to 100 percent weather news on the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft™. WeatherNation TV's live streaming app provides 24/7 service for national, regional and local weather news at no additional charge to Xbox Live members on Xbox 360.

"We've now expanded our live streaming capabilities for WeatherNation's around-the-clock weather news to the millions of Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S., delivering on our promise to serve consumers across the devices they choose," said Tim Kelly, senior vice president of Digital for WeatherNation TV, Inc. "With WeatherNation on Xbox 360, we make it convenient to keep viewers informed of severe weather, travel forecasts, and customized weather news for their location. The Xbox 360 is an ideal platform for delivering exciting features like live streaming weathercasts, interactive maps and video-on-demand content."

WeatherNation on Xbox 360 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.

"This is a boon for WeatherNation's broadcast affiliates as they will now have a direct avenue to millions of online streaming consumers," said Kelly. "And for viewers, our app gives access to their local TV news station, providing a front row seat to hyper-local weather video from our local news partners. At the same time, the Xbox platform receives the benefit of an additional avenue for delivering local content to its customers. It's a revolutionary weather industry first," added Kelly.

The WeatherNation app on Xbox 360 also features the following:

  • Watch a live stream of what's currently on air 24 hours a day from WeatherNation TV.
  • Watch on-demand video segments of hyper local weather news from broadcast affiliates selected by zip code.
  • Get current and "Feels Like" temperatures, wind speeds, humidity levels, air pressure, dew point and extended forecasts per location. Also view breaking news, hourly forecasts, snow totals, wind speeds and more about a given location.
  • Receive local Severe Weather Alerts including detailed information on warnings, watches and advisories.
  • Check WeatherNation's travel forecast before going on a trip.
  • Get detailed interactive radar, satellite and local weather maps.

WeatherNation TV on Xbox 360 also provides a rich high-definition viewing experience.

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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