The package includes display systems, radar, crawl, online content — in SD to HD — for all the company’s television and radio stations as well as all Web sites.
Journal Broadcast Group has selected AccuWeather Inc.as the exclusive provider of weather solution products and services.
“Weather is important to every viewer we serve and after a thorough review of all products, AccuWeather demonstrated that their products, content and service would help our television stations deliver the best looking and most accurate forecasts to our audiences,” said Doug Kiel, vice chairman-CEO of Journal Broadcast Group.
Bill Berra, Journal’s VP of news added, “The ability to create and update live on-the-air, on every layer, the first-class graphics, and the incredible forecasting tools are just a few of the features that made CinemaLive HD unrivaled. The decision to choose SelectWarn was also easy, as the value of the forecasting tools and high-resolution radar cannot be understated when it delivers our stations a clear advantage during severe weather.”
As part of the long-term partnership agreement, Journal Broadcast Group purchased CinemaLive HD, SelectWarn severe weather command center and FirstWarn ScreenCrawler for all newscasts they produce. In addition, Journal Broadcast Group purchased online content for all of their television and radio Web sites.