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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.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 7: WASHINGTON)

WUSA Weather Promos Are Moody And Cinematic

DMA 3

WLS Chicago Shifts To ‘AccuWeather’ Branding

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NBCU O&Os Muster Live Radar For Weather App

NBC, Telemundo TVs Add Live Radar To App

The interactive in-app radar, developed with The Weather Co., offers users access to weather information by seamlessly connecting public, fixed and mobile radar information in one place.

 

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

WPVI Forecaster Offers Pre-Snow Wine Forecat

MARKET SHARE (DMA 67: ROANOKE, VA)

Watch Tonight At 10, On Facebook

Every weeknight at 10, WDBJ, Gray’s ABC affiliate in Roanoke, Va., offers the public a chance to interact, ask questions and talk about the weather with its chief meteorologist, Brent Watts via Facebook.

Baron Adds Machine Learning To Lynx Software

Baron, a provider of weather intelligence, has released hand tracking that uses advanced machine learning and computer vision technologies. The company says this new solution, Hand Tracker, “will deliver … a solution for the Chroma key that resolves the common problems often experienced with other solutions.” “Baron is the world leader of storm tracking technology. […]

DMA 9

Where Is NBC Boston’s Storm Ranger?

MARKET SHARE

In The Mood For Music? Check The Weather First

MARKET SHARE (DMA 6: SAN FRANCISCO)

KRON’s Promo Highlights Storm Coverage

DMA 81

WGME Portland, ME Debuts Weather Vehicle

MARKET SHARE (DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA)

WeatheRate Names WCAU As Philly’s Most Accurate

MARKET SHARE (DMA 46: GREENSBORO, NC)

WFMY Uses 4-Letter Word A Lot In Weather Promo

DMA 9

There’s A Weather War Heating Up In Boston

The new NBC Boston (WBTS) will be making a run at ratings leader WCVB starting on New Year’s Eve, and it is betting big on its weather coverage, which will feature the StormRanger, an armored car-like vehicle with mobile radar that will be deployed at the first sign of a major storm.

DMA 5: DALLAS

KXAS Triples Down On Weather With S-Band

MARKET SHARE (DMA 95: JACKSON, MS)

WJTV’s Non-Severe Weather Promo

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 […]

TTWN, Baron In Weather Partnership

The arrangement will combine data from Total Traffic & Weather Network and Baron to create integrated traffic and weather solutions.

 

NBC O&Os Promote StormRangers On Facebook

MARKET SHARE (DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA)

Inside WCAU’s New Million-Dollar Weather Truck

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NBC O&Os Taking The Radar To The Storm

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations broke new ground in TV weather with the introduction of the first in a fleet of StormRanger dual-polarization Doppler radar trucks that make it possible for stations to get a look at storms in gaps left uncovered by fixed tower-mounted weather radar systems.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA)

WCAU’s New Million Dollar Weather Truck

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 […]

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Streaming, Interactive Boosting Weathercasts

Enabled by the emergence of user-friendly platforms like Facebook, Periscope and Google Hangouts, stations are expanding their use of live streaming to complement regular on-air weather coverage and build a community around the coverage.

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 […]

Baron Introduces New Lynx Weather Solution

Baron, a provider of critical weather intelligence, has released a new comprehensive weather solution — Baron Lynx. It will make its debut at the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 16-21. “The competition to engage viewers on all platforms demands our broadcast partners deliver the best in accurate, winning content,” said Bob Baron, president-CEO. “Baron […]

DMA 9: ATLANTA

WXIA Intros Upgraded Weather, Traffic System

COMMENTARY BY STEVE SCHWAID

Mobile Graphics: Can You See Me Now?

CJ&N’s Steve Schwaid: “We’ve been monitoring station feeds as they head into winter storms and we see one constant. The [mobile app] maps with snow/rain totals are almost impossible to see. Stations are taking weather maps from their broadcast air or from the weather computer made for the broadcast and are just sticking them in the feed. Some folks assume that if it looks good on the PC/Weather monitor, it’ll look OK on a 4.5 inch phone screen. That doesn’t work.”

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Chicago Sun-Times Turns To WLS For Weather

MARKET SHARE (DMA 28)

Touting Weather Accuracy In San Diego, Of All Places

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Where’s My AWARN-Enhanced ATSC 3.0 Receiver?

DMA 4 (PHILADELPHIA)

WPVI Presents ‘Summer Storms: Keeping You Safe’

For the first time, ABC O&O WPVI Philadelphia Action News meteorologists Cecily Tynan, Adam Joseph, Karen Rogers, David Murphy, Melissa Magee and Chris Sowers will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put a live forecast on the air and stay ahead of summer storms. Summer Storms: Keeping You Safe, will air […]

Former Dish Exec Takes Over At Weather Ch.

The Weather Co. is shaking up its management ranks and bringing in former Dish Network executive Dave Shull to operate a “newly formed, fully integrated division” called The Weather Channel Television Group. Shull will oversee programming, distribution, broadcast operations, video technology and addressable TV advertising platforms. He’ll report to David Kenny, Weather Co. chairman-CEO. David Clark, president of The Weather Channel, and other execs will report to Shull.

MARKET SHARE (DMA 110: SIOUX FALLS-MITCHELL, SD)

KELO Meteorologist Testifies Before US Senate

PLAYOUT (DMA 30: HARTFORD, CT)

WVIT Rolls Out Radar Truck For Hyperlocal Weather

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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.

DMA 183

WeatherNation TV Adds WVIR Charlottesville

Multi-format, local, regional and national television weather news service WeatherNation TV Inc. announced today that NBC affiliate WVIR Charlottesville, Va. (DMA 183), will broadcast 24/7 weather news on its 29.2 subchannel and on Comcast ch. 208 and Lumos ch. 17. “We’re happy to expand the coverage of WVIR-TV’s StormTeam 29 with an extension of Central […]

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Storm Chaser Partners With TVUNetworks