KFFV-TV Seattle to Broadcast 24-Hour WeatherNation on Digital Channel 44.5 and Comcast Channel 89 to Nearly 2 Million TV Households
SEATTLE, WA, Jan 23, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
WeatherNation TV, Inc., a 24/7 television network providing local,
regional and national weather, announced today an affiliation
agreement with OTA Broadcasting, LLC, for today's launch of the
WeatherNation TV network on KFFV-TV's digital channel 44.5 which
reaches viewers in Seattle, Olympia, Bellingham and Tacoma, Wash.
WeatherNation TV will also be available to Comcast cable subscribers
in the greater Seattle market on channel 89.
"WeatherNation will deliver local, regional and national weather news
for the nearly 2 million TV homes in the Seattle DMA," said Carol La
Fever, vice president of Operations for KFFV. "And with WeatherNation
TV's iPhone app, our viewers have instant access to weather alerts on
mobile devices as well as the TV."
The WeatherNation TV network delivers continuous coverage of current
weather events with stunning graphics and detail. A team of
experienced meteorologists utilizes the latest technologies from
VIPIR(R) Systems from Baron Services and HD Fusion(TM) from Weather
Central for forecasting and illustrating current conditions with
engaging and innovative 3D graphical mapping to help viewers
understand the in-depth story behind the weather. A powerful severe
weather tracking system also gives consumers a detailed visual
assessment, from the satellite view down to street-level detail.
WeatherNation TV is also available as an easy-to-use, feature-packed
weather app for iPhone(R) users. This robust app is available free
from the Apple App Store and uniquely works in concert with
WeatherNation's 24/7 TV channel.
"We're pleased to introduce our WeatherNation service into a major
market like Seattle and the northwest Washington area to deliver a TV
weather network and mobile phone app for around-the-clock forecasts
and current conditions from an experienced team of all
meteorologists," said Michael Norton, president of WeatherNation TV.
"With the addition of OTA Broadcasting's KFFV-TV, our list of
broadcast stations seeking a consistent and accurate weather news
service continues to expand at a rapid pace."
About WeatherNation TV, Inc.
WeatherNation TV, Inc., headquartered
in Denver, Colo., produces the WeatherNation TV network, which
provides 24/7 coverage of current and severe weather news and
information in a compelling, all meteorologist-hosted format
available in both HD and SD to local broadcasters and cable
operators. WeatherNation, available for cut-ins or full-time digital
tiers, is helping broadcasters realize revenues from digital
channels. WeatherNation can incorporate paid programming, is E/I
compliant for local broadcasters, is closed captioned and supports
EAS. WeatherNation also integrates with a TV station's existing
traffic and billing system for supporting ad insertion without the
need for additional hardware. For more information, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 343-9516. Visit
About OTA Broadcasting
OTA Broadcasting, LLC, based in Fairfax, Va.,
was formed in early 2011 to own and operate independent television
stations in large markets throughout the United States. OTA
Broadcasting was founded by Todd Lawyer and Bill Tolpegin and is
owned by management and Torchlight TV Investments, LLC, an affiliate
of MSDC Management, L.P. OTA Broadcasting is a provider of television
channels serving Seattle, San Francisco, Houston and New York. Visit
Carol La Fever
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