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2011-03-24 00:00:28

New tools enable broadcasters to reach smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs. Madison, Wisconsin and Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) March 22, 2011 Weather Central, provider of the most-viewed broadcast weather system in the world, today announced an extensive lineup of new and enhanced tools and products that empower local TV stations and broadcast groups to engage their viewers through smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TVs. The entire lineup"”which includes a full suite of...

2011-03-03 12:08:00

MADISON, Wis., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central, provider of the most-viewed weather system in the world, today announced that the company's LIVE:Wire and LIVE:Wire LX products are the first automated severe weather alerting systems to integrate with the FOX Splicer System. LIVE:Wire communicates directly with the FOX Splicer to send warning crawl information for direct encoding into the MPEG stream. This allows FOX stations to maintain the highest quality HD signal while also...

2011-02-15 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As hurricane and tornado seasons approach, funding for the NWS will be nearly 30 percent less than the first half of 2011, if the Continuing Resolution proposed by the House majority is enacted. Congress's move will necessitate work furloughs and force rolling closures of Weather Warning Offices across the country. The effects will be felt in every aspect of daily life, including emergency management, television weather, and information...

2011-02-15 08:07:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- INVISION, Inc., the leading provider of advertising planning and sales solutions to the media industry, today announced the addition of three experienced executives from Turner Broadcasting, VCI Solutions, and The Weather Channel to join the team launching its new DealMaker/Crossroad -- or "DMC" -- platform for integrated ad sales and commercial operations in the second half of this year. Charlane Hemphill and Marcy Vincent have joined INVISION's...

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2010-12-24 06:15:00

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed that Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal be approved with conditions, the AFP news agency reported on Thursday, citing agency officials speaking on condition of anonymity. While the FCC officials did not disclose specific details about any of the proposed conditions tied to the deal, they said they relate to issues such as access to programming and online video distribution. Genachowski will circulate a draft...

2010-11-04 09:45:00

LONDON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketPublishers Ltd announces that European Union Market Reports Package 2010 has been recently enlarged with new EU markets research reports. European Union Market Reports Package 2010 has been complemented with Chemicals Market Reports. Each research report in question provides an in-depth analysis of the overall European Union market and local markets for the respective types of chemicals. Each Chemicals Market Report encompasses the following...

2010-10-14 08:45:00

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central, a global leader in weather information delivery, has been selected as the new worldwide provider of weather products by NDrive Navigation Systems, SA. NDrive provides navigation services to mobile platforms around the world. Under the agreement, NDrive will integrate real-time Weather Central location-based weather services with NDrive navigation software distributed in more than 40 countries for delivery on Apple®,...

2010-09-09 08:18:00

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Central, the global leader in broadcast weather solutions, will introduce 24/7:LIVE(TM) HD at IBC 2010, in Hall 13, Stand C10. 24/7:LIVE HD is a complete solution for building and delivering fully automated presentation channels for delivery via cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcast, IPTV or mobile services. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100210/NY53169LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100210/NY53169LOGO)...

2010-08-31 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In a nationwide effort to encourage all Americans to take steps to prepare for possible emergencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready Campaign and The Advertising Council have joined today with The Weather Channel® (TWC) to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs). The PSAs are an extension of the national Ready PSA Campaign and will be distributed in advance of National Preparedness Month (NPM)...

2010-08-09 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldNow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, has announced that NBC-2.com has become the number one source of news on the internet in Southwest Florida, according to the Media Audit's newly released March-May 2010 survey of the Fort Myers-Naples Market. In addition, NBC2 NewsNow has become the second most often viewed cable channel in Southwest Florida. NBC-2.com leads local websites, followed by all...


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2012-05-21 10:01:55

Can someone with arthritis forecast the weather? It is possible even though most people don’t think so. Anyone that has some form of arthritis can tell you when it’s about to get colder as there joints start to flare up and the pain starts to increase. This is because the temperature is getting colder and high pressure is moving into the area. When high pressure moves into an area it is made up of colder weather which is the cold air sinking from the upper levels of the atmosphere down...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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