WOCK-TV Introduces 24-Hour WeatherNation TV to Chicago
CHICAGO, IL, Jan 28, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
WeatherNation TV, Inc., a 24/7 television network providing local,
regional and national weather, announced today the debut of
WeatherNation TV on KM Communications' WOCK-TV on digital channel
13.4 and Comcast cable channel 392 in the greater Chicago area.
WeatherNation TV made the announcement today at the National
Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference in
Miami. With the launch of WeatherNation in Chicago, Boston and
Seattle this month, WeatherNation has quickly added an additional 7.5
million TV households.
"WeatherNation is a 24/7 network that brings important weather news
to nearly 3.5 million Chicago households," said Donald Bae, General
Manager of WOCK. "Broadcasting from the top of the Hancock Tower in
digital format, WOCK-TV will deliver local, regional and national
weather news across Chicago. With WeatherNation TV's iPhone app, our
viewers have greater access to weather alerts on mobile devices as
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.
"Chicagoans take their weather reports very seriously as the
variations in weather from Naperville to the Lakefront can be
startling, particularly with the significant factor of the lake
effect," said WeatherNation TV's Chief Meteorologist Paul Douglas.
"Having worked at WBBM-TV and NewsRadio 780 in the 90s, I realize the
importance of delivering reliable meteorological information for
residents of the Windy City. We've observed over the last two years
the most severe weather ever recorded across the U.S. In our
increasingly extreme weather environment, we strongly believe there's
a place for a 24/7 local channel devoted to meteorology, and we are
very excited to be launching WeatherNation in Chicago."
"We're pleased to introduce WeatherNation into the third largest U.S.
market and deliver a robust TV weather network and mobile phone app
for around-the-clock forecasts and current conditions from a team of
professional, degreed, certified meteorologists to tell the Chicago
weather story accurately and consistently," said Michael Norton,
president of WeatherNation TV. "With the addition of KM
Communication's WOCK-TV, our list of broadcast stations seeking a
consistent and accurate weather news service continues to grow."
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
email@example.com or (800) 343-9516. Visit
About KM Communications
KM Communications, Inc. is the owner of
television and radio stations throughout the United States including
WOCK-TV in Chicago. Founded in 1988, KM Communications has grown to
nine radio stations and 32 television stations, with construction
permits for seven additional radio and nine additional television
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