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WeatherNation’s Isaac Coverage Available Free

WeatherNation TV, Inc., a 24/7 television network providing local, regional and national weather, announced today it is offering its TV service to Gulf Coast TV stations and cable systems at no charge during a major U.S. storm that is expected to develop into Hurricane Isaac. WHNO New Orleans and its parent company, LeSea Broadcasting, which recently signed an affiliation agreement with WeatherNation, has decided to accelerate the launch date of WeatherNation to today for the immediate benefit of its New Orleans viewers on digital channel 20.2.

“With the pending threat of a major hurricane bearing down on our city, we felt it urgent to get WeatherNation’s important news coverage of the storm to our viewers sooner than later,” said Peter Sumrall, president-CEO of LeSEA Broadcasting, owner of WHNO. “We appreciate WeatherNation’s efforts in providing around the clock coverage and on-the-ground support for our viewers in and around New Orleans.”

WeatherNation has more than a dozen meteorologists tracking Isaac and its aftermath, and it has meteorologists on the ground in New Orleans and Florida.

The WeatherNation feed includes live coverage from New Orleans with Jeff Piotrowski; Elizabeth Holmes in Miami; and the rest of the WeatherNation team, including senior meteorologist Paul Douglas, from the WeatherNation studios in Minneapolis.

“When a large storm system like Isaac began developing, we knew the Gulf Coast would need the communications assistance from a robust TV weather network delivering around the clock conditions from a team of all meteorologists,” said Michael Norton, president of WeatherNation TV. “We’ve taken the extra step of making our wall-to-wall WeatherNation coverage available to any TV station or cable system in the Gulf region, whether on a full-time or part-time basis or for cut-ins, at no additional charge. We’re pleased that WHNO is the first TV station to take advantage of our assistance.”

The WeatherNation TV feed is available on the SES-2 satellite in 1080i HD and 480i SD. Any station or cable operator wanting to use the feed should notify Neal Ardman at [email protected] or visit www.weathernationtv.com.


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