AccuWeather Network Bolsters 24/7 All-Weather Cable Programming with AccuWeather MinuteCast and More

Programming innovation includes minute-by-minute weather updates and additional local coverage enhancements with expanded, experienced team.

02 Dec, 2015, 10:53 ET from AccuWeather

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced new enhancements to AccuWeather Network programming, including the addition of the unique AccuWeather MinuteCast®, increased local and regional weather coverage, and continued team expansion. These new developments further enrich the 24/7 HD channel's "All Weather, All the Time" programming experience, available on Verizon Fios TV and the Verizon Fios Mobile app.

"The AccuWeather Network has become the most sought-after national weather channel because we are squarely focused on delivering All Weather, All the Time programming to viewers, providing the most trusted weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy™," said John Dokes, General Manager of the AccuWeather Network and AccuWeather Chief Marketing Officer. "We will continue to evolve and further enhance programming features to provide our viewers with unique, innovative all-weather content that they can count on."

The patented AccuWeather MinuteCast has revolutionized and hyper-localized the weather. Now on the AccuWeather Network, MinuteCast provides minute-by-minute forecast updates including precipitation type, intensity, and start and end times for top local landmarks. MinuteCast provides precipitation forecasts by exact street address for the next two hours, customized by viewing area. 

Newly enhanced local and regional programming across the AccuWeather Network includes additional live breaking weather videos, detailed regional forecast videos, and even more weather forecast data.  Weather information and updates with Superior Accuracy available on the Network include the AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, hourly temperature and precipitation, wind speed and direction, humidity, visibility, UV index, 5-Day Forecast, animated radar, and more, available 24/7 to improve people's lives. Additionally, New York City Metro, Philadelphia Metro, Mid-Atlantic, and New England regions feature a new level of localized weather coverage with exclusive video forecasts for upcoming local area events including sporting events, concerts, and outdoor festivals, plus special forecasts for regional vacation destinations.    

Recent team expansion on the AccuWeather Network includes Bernie Rayno's appointment to Chief Video Meteorologist and Lead Forecaster, in addition to Meteorologists Paul Williams, Cam Tran, and Laura Velasquez, and David Brunner, Manager of Talent Performance – a response to increased viewer and carrier demand.

The AccuWeather Network is the only All Weather, All the Time HD source for 24/7 weather content, providing millions of households with the smarter choice in weather programming without needless distractions. The AccuWeather Network focuses on local weather and also features national and regional weather of interest provided in context, reporting on top weather news while applying it to people's lives.

To learn more about the 24/7 AccuWeather Network, visit http://getaccuweather.tv. AccuWeather information, videos, and updates remain available globally at www.AccuWeather.com web and mobile web sites.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

Visit www.AccuWeather.com for additional information.

For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / roberti@accuweather.com
AccuWeather, Inc. / 385 Science Park Road / State College, PA 16803

Katie Seifert / 973.588.2235 / KSeifert@CoynePR.com
Coyne Public Relations   

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