NAB Show: AccuWeather Unveiling Weathershow Creator System

AccuWeather has introduced the Weathershow Creator and Display System, which it says will “enable meteorologists to significantly upgrade the effectiveness of their weather presentations and help local stations deliver a superior weather broadcast with motion, interactivity and unique capabilities.” Weathershow will be on display for live demonstrations at this year’s NAB Show (April 23-27 in […]

TV news finds new, creative frontier in streaming media

Journalists who have made the switch from traditional TV news to streaming media have found room to experiment and rewrite the rules in a medium that offers live linear and on-demand opportunities. Comparing notes during a TVNewsCheck webinar were (clockwise from upper left) Amagi’s Brian Ring, Atmosphere’s Micah Grimes, Cox Media Group’s Matthew Dominguez, AccuWeather Network’s Sarah Katt and LiveNOW from Fox’s Shareef Abul-Ela. 

Keith Ackers Joins AccuWeather

AccuWeather has hired Keith Ackers as senior account executive. He will be at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) with the company’s news broadcast system, StoryTeller+, all-new weather broadcast system Weather Creator and local television partnerships in Booth N4506. Keith and the AccuWeather team will demonstrate how AccuWeather’s products and services can […]

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TVN webinar to spotlight bold innovations unleashed by the rise of live linear news streaming

The proliferation of news on live linear streaming has set off an explosion of innovation in television news. TVNewsCheck will turn a spotlight on this trend during a webinar set for March 24 at 1 p.m. ET. Sharing their experience and insights during the event will be: (clockwise from upper left): Micah Grimes, VP news and sports, Atmosphere TV; Shareef Al-Ela, VP and head of LiveNow from Fox; Sarah Katt, general manager of AccuWeather Network and OTT streaming services; Brian Ring, senior director, product marketing for news, Amagi and the webinar’s moderator; and Matt Dominguez, senior manager, streaming distribution and partnerships at Cox Media Group. To join us at the webinar, please register here. 

AccuWeather Network Completes Agreement With National Cable Television Cooperative

AccuWeather has set a multi-year distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), “meeting an increasing demand for weather and climate news and content on cable television and providing an affordable choice for member operators seeking diverse weather coverage, life-saving weather news, and forecasts for all locations,” according to the company. “We are thrilled […]

AccuWeather To Launch Video Streaming Service AccuWeather Now

It will feature 24 hours of continuous daily programming, dedicated to all things weather, including extreme and natural events, global forecasts, climate and weather-related long- and short-form documentaries from across the U.S. and around the world.

AccuWeather Network Expands Team

AccuWeather Network has added three new team members. Jessica Pash comes to AccuWeather after spending two years as a meteorologist for WPMT York, Pa. Prior to that, Pash was a forecaster for WDTV Clarksburg, W.Va. In 2017, Pash graduated from Rutgers with a B.S. in meteorology and a minor in business administration. Also joining the […]

Michelle Rotella Joins Accuweather

Michelle Rotella, an AMS certified meteorologist joins the AccuWeather Network team as a senior broadcast meteorologist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in meteorology with a minor in math from Florida State University and she obtained her CBM from the American Meteorological Society in 2016. Rotella spent the last 12 years forecasting for television stations, […]

AccuWeather Adds Jessica Burress As Senior Producer

New senior producer Jessica Burress has joined the AccuWeather TV Network. She has 13 years in live news production experience, most recently as executive producer at Charter Communications’ Spectrum News in North Carolina. Burress has a master’s degree in journalism from Emerson College in Boston. She will be working from AccuWeather Global Weather Center in State […]

AccuWeather TV Network Partners With Reelz For National Ad Sales/Marketing

AccuWeather TV Network today announced a strategic partnership with Reelz for national advertising to present brands and advertisers full marketing and sponsorship solutions, leveraging the power of AccuWeather TV Network’s 24/7 national, regional and local weather news and breaking weather coverage. “The AccuWeather TV Network has a broad and growing audience and multi-platform reach, delivering […]

AccuWeather Adds Greg Bowman As Senior Video Producer

Greg Bowman has joined AccuWeather after more than 20 years of experience at CNN. During his tenure there, he grew from his role as a production tech into media operations, where he showcased his editing skills for short- and long-form content across all of CNN platforms. As a senior editor/producer, he led editing and production for the CNN International features […]

AccuWeather Elevates Oliver Knowlton To Chief Strategy Officer

AccuWeather today promoted Oliver Knowlton chief strategy officer, reporting directly to Founder-CEO Dr. Joel N. Myers, effective immediately. Knowlton joined AccuWeather in 2018 on a part-time basis to help manage the Local Media Solutions business unit, which serves local television, newspapers, radio, digital out of home and broadcast partnerships in top media markets, and was […]

AccuWeather Launches StoryTeller+ Touch Screen Solution

AccuWeather today introduced the proprietary StoryTeller+, an all-in-one interactive touch screen solution designed to meet the heavy demands of newsrooms covering multiple angles of all stories. The suite of applications within this technology supports a range of features in news stories, including live audience feedback, breaking news, weather, primetime segments and election coverage, which is […]

AT&T’s Xandr Adds The CW, Microsoft. More

The CW, Tastemade, AccuWeather and Microsoft Advertising have joined Community, a video advertising marketplace launched by Xandr, AT&T’s advertising and analytics division. Other Community partners include WarnerMedia’s CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, B/R Live, Otter Media and Warner Bros. along with A+E Networks, AMC Networks, Cheddar, Bloomberg, Vudu, VICE, Hearst Magazines, Newsy, Philo, Tubi and Xumo.

DirecTV Adds AccuWeather, Drops WeatherNation

Trump Nominates AccuWeather CEO To Lead NOAA

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Local Weather Coverage Gets More Granular

Geotargeting and push notification features are among the many incremental steps forward that broadcasters are embracing to make their weather products as relevant as possible in a world where weather information is increasingly consumed on mobile devices — and not necessarily via TV apps.

TVN TECH | WEATHERCASTING 2017

Weathercasting Forecast: A Flood Of Data

Newly available data from the GOES-16 weather satellite and other weather sources are making new data management strategies essential for meteorologists to get at what they need to make their predictions. Vendors have responded with various approaches each aimed at helping meteorologists separate the wheat from the chaff. Above KATU Portland, Ore., alerts viewers. (Baron Services photo)

Data-Driven Traffic Reports Shift In High Gear

Technology from many of the vendors stations rely on to keep viewers informed of changing weather conditions is being used to provide commuters with relevant traffic data on their mobile devices and TVs.

AccuWeather Launches New Android TV App

AccuWeather’s critical weather updates and information are now available to Android TV viewers through its new hyper-local, customizable TV app.

ON THE NAB EXHIBIT FLOOR

AccuWeather Debuts Digital Content Program

AccuWeather introduced the AccuWeather Digital Content Partner Program, providing exclusive, interactive digital content to participating partners. This new program provides unique, engaging content to support partners as a top source in providing breaking news and weather content from AccuWeather’s library of interactive severe weather videos and explanations of weather events to proprietary AccuWeather Ready preparedness […]

TECH HOT TOPICS

Picture This: Graphics Move Beyond Quality

The graphics systems broadcasters rely on daily to make news, sports and weather reports more appealing and informative have advanced quite far — so much so that quality has become a given. To differentiate themselves, vendors now are focusing on the finer points like tighter workflow integration. But that’s just one of the many trends broadcasters can expect in graphics systems on the exhibit floor at the 2017 NAB Show. (Ross Video photo) Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast graphics vendors and products, or here to download it as a PDF.

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Reed Timmer Joins AccuWeather Network Team

AccuWeather today announced veteran meteorologist Reed Timmer has formally joined the AccuWeather staff, cementing the relationship that has existed for some time between his company and the network. Timmer will now combine his broad meteorological knowledge and experience with his passion for chasing storms.   Timmer uses 360 video cameras to bring AccuWeather viewers a […]

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AccuWeather Adds 360-Degree Video

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AccuWeather Names Steven Hickson CFO

New AccuWeather App For Apple TV

AccuWeather has launched a new AccuWeather app for Apple TV. Apple TV users can now zoom in and out on radar conditions locally or anywhere in the world. The enhanced AccuWeather app for Apple TV also provides detailed weather forecasts including AccuWeather’s patented MinuteCast minute-by-minute forecast with precipitation type and intensity for the next two […]

AccuWeather Names Boss Product Development Dir.

AccuWeather on Tuesday appointed Bill Boss director of product development, display systems and services. Reporting to Ryan Ayers, VP of display systems and services, Boss brings 30 years of experience in the meteorological industry working in sales, marketing, product management, and executive roles in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region. He has comprehensive product experience spanning […]

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AccuWeather Launches StormDirector+

AccuWeather Names Network Product Development VP

AccuWeather today appointed Sarah Katt VP of product development and operations for the AccuWeather Network. Reporting directly to John Dokes, GM of the AccuWeather Network and CMO of AccuWeather, Katt brings years of broadcast industry experience to AccuWeather. Most recently, she worked at Verizon Communications, overseeing its multiplatform video distribution strategy. Katt has also served […]

AccuWeather Remembers Katrina Online

TVN WEATHER SPECIAL REPORT, PART 1

Internet, Mobile Extend AccuWeather’s Range

AccuWeather founder Joel Myers explains how his State College, Pa.-based company and the business of TV forecasting have changed over the decades, the qualifications needed for calling the weather on TV and the role of government in the now heavily commercialized business of forecasting. This is the first of a three-part special report on weather. Part 2 will appear Wednesday morning and part 3 will run Thursday.

NAB 2015

AccuWeather, Baron In Weather Partnership

The new partnership brings together Baron’s radar technology and patented storm tracking and forecasting of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, and AccuWeather’s displays of the StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution.

OPEN MIKE BY JOEL MYERS

Local TV, Digital An Unbeatable Combination

The new digital-savvy audience with smartphones and tablets is expecting big changes from TV stations, their leading and most trusted news source. It’s up to broadcasters to meet those expectations by integrating into their newscasts social media, real-time polling, user-generated content, street-level traffic and weather and hyper-local crime reporting.

SEVERE WEATHER SPECIAL REPORT, PART 3

New Radar Improves Severe Storm Coverage

Dual polarization, or dual-pol, radar is changing forecasting. With the dual-pol data, TV meteorologists can do things they couldn’t do before — distinguish among rain, snow and hail in a storm; analyze wind shear to determine where a tornado may appear and how it may move; determine the size and shape of rain drops that helps in predicting flash flooding; and “see” the tornadic debris signature that says that a funnel cloud has actually touched down. However, station forecasters need to get educated in how to accurately analyze and interpret this new data. This is the third part of TVN’s Severe Weather special report. You can read the other parts here.

NAB 2014

StoryTeller Adds Features To Social Media App

SPECIAL REPORT

Traffic And Weather Now Go Hand-In-Hand

New technology from AccuWeather and Weather Services International make it possible for TV stations to combine weather data and traffic maps. The new systems can show a storm rolling in over the real-time traffic map, pull up live Department of Transportation camera feeds capturing the backup and even display Twitter and Facebook updates from drivers stuck in the mess.

AccuWeather Releases StoryTeller App

AccuWeather Expands Executive Team

An expanded executive team was announced today by AccuWeather Inc. Jim Candor has been promoted to chief strategy officer, Steven Smith has been promoted to chief digital officer, and John Dokes, formerly of Marvel Entertainment, has been appointed chief marketing officer. Jim Candor’s new position as chief strategy officer is charged with developing corporate vision […]

AccuWeather Promotes Marie Svet

AccuWeather announced that Marie Svet has been promoted to chief revenue officer of digital media, overseeing the entire advertising structure within the company. The company said “Svet will lead the advertising monetization of AccuWeather’s rapidly growing ad inventory both domestically and globally while continuing to oversee ad operations and yield management.” She will set the […]