WeatherNation TV Launches on Xbox 360

WeatherNation TV announced today the launch of what it’s calling the first app “dedicated to 100% 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, SVP of digital for WeatherNation TV. “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.”

“This is a boon for WeatherNation’s broadcast affiliates as they will now have a direct avenue to millions of online streaming consumers,” added 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.”

The WeatherNation app on Xbox 360 also allows users to:

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


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