Now available on all major Smart TVs and Streaming Media Players
NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - The Weather Network announced today the launch of live streaming services within their TV Apps for a wide range of platforms. The addition of live streaming to The Weather Network's already robust array of weather services marks a distribution milestone. The Weather Network now provides live weather forecasts and reports to all major streaming media devices, Over The Top (OTT) Electronic Program Guides and all major smart TV manufacturers in the US.
The Weather Network is now available through the following services and manufacturers:
- OTT providers with Electronic Program Guides – Freecast and Pluto TV
- Smart TV manufacturers – Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Philips, Opera TV, Sharp, Sony, and others
- Streaming Devices – Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV
"We pride ourselves on being early adopters of emerging technology and we recognize there's ongoing evolutionary change in how consumers access weather content," said Pierre Morrissette, President & CEO of Pelmorex Media Inc., parent company of The Weather Network. "That's why we're building multiplatform experiences for consumers who are moving toward new platforms and prefer the interaction and personalization available with TV Apps and OTT services."
TV Apps and live streaming offerings from The Weather Network help users with their planning and safety needs. The services provide comprehensive local weather information for cities around the world along with maps, warnings & alerts, user generated content, and a large collection of on-demand video content. The Weather Network's TV apps are designed for the 10-foot viewing experience and offer unlimited favorite saved city selections, satellite and radar images and interactive traffic flow maps for the continental US.
"We have been and continue to be a pioneer in the field of TV apps and live-streaming as The Weather Network was one of the first to launch interactive TV over satellite and over cable through Videoway technology in 1991. The continual evolution and growth of our TV apps and streaming services shows just how committed we are to be a leader in the space," said Naomi Lipowski, Director of TV Apps and Emerging Technology for The Weather Network. "It's personalized and on-demand, which is the way of the future."
The Weather Network is continually innovating throughout the organization to deliver the most up to date weather forecasts and information, ensuring it fulfils the promise of providing your weather when it really matters.
About The Weather Network
Celebrating 28 years, The Weather Network is a leading multi-platform provider of weather related information. It is a division of the parent company Pelmorex Media Inc., which offers multi-platform weather information via leading brands such as The Weather Network (US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, India), MétéoMédia (Canada, France), Eltiempo.es (Spain), Clima (LATAM, Hispanic US) and Wetterplus.de (Germany). Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (Alert Ready) which distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies.
SOURCE The Weather Network