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The Weather Network and MétéoMédia Launch an Interactive iTV App


Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2:22 PM -

The Weather Network and MétéoMédia, divisions of Pelmorex Media Inc., today announced the launch of its iTV weather app on Bell Fibe TV.

“Our easy-to-use iTV app makes it even more convenient for consumers to get timely weather information,” said Maureen Rogers, Sr. VP Television, Pelmorex Media Inc. “As a company that’s known for innovation, we’re excited to be the first licensed broadcaster to launch on this platform.”

Benefits of the new app include: 

  • Personalized, on-demand weather on your TV with lightning speed functionality 
  • Automatic and up-to-date current conditions based on your location 
  • Short-term forecasts, including temperature, POP, “feels like” and wind direction 
  • Long-term forecasts, including minimum and maximum temperatures 
  • Weather warnings 
  • Weather conditions and tracking for up to 10 of your favourite cities 
  • Seasonal information such pollen and bug forecasts, as well as downhill ski conditions, including the name of the ski hill, number of runs open, snow depth and more

“We are excited to give viewers the opportunity to personalize their weather experience by adding favourite cities and accessing on-demand weather information with a touch of their remote,” said Naomi Lipowski, Director iTV, Pelmorex Media Inc. “It’s another example of how The Weather Network and MétéoMédia keep pace with consumer technology to help people plan their day.”

        About the Weather App  

The weather app allows customers to access on-demand weather information and enhanced content with the touch of a remote from Canada’s leading source for weather-related news. Save not only your city or town in iTV, but up to nine other locations that could include your cottage, favourite vacation spots or a future school trip for the kids

 About Bell Fibe TV 

An all-digital Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service, Fibe TV is powered by the award-winning Microsoft Mediaroom multimedia software platform - the most widely deployed IPTV platform in the world - and delivered on Bell's high-speed fibre network. Bell Fibe TV is available in selected areas of Toronto and Montréal.

        About Microsoft Mediaroom 

Microsoft Mediaroom is the world’s most deployed Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) platform. Mediaroom-powered TV services are being offered by over 40 of the world’s leading operators, delivering services to more than 7 million consumer households equalling more than 15 million set top boxes deployed throughout The Americas, EMEA and APAC.

       

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