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State College-based AccuWeather launching 24-hour weather station
By: WJAC Web Staff
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A worldwide weather forecasting company based in Centre County announced plans to launch a 24-7 weather broadcasting channel this year.
AccuWeather, based in State College, made the announcement Monday stating in a release on AccuWeather.com that the channel, to be called The AccuWeather Channel, will launch in the fall.
The station will be streamed on the companys website, media partner affiliate sites and is expected to be available through cable and satellite carriers, the release said.
AccuWeather leaders said there had been no plans to make the announcement official this early in the year, but opted to do so because of the ongoing contract dispute between DirecTV and NBC-owned The Weather Channel. The company wanted to make people aware of additional weather broadcast options that will become available later this year.
The new AccuWeather Channel will be focused on helping people make better decisions in planning to improve life and safety. It will provide highly localized and customized forecasts, and will round out AccuWeathers suite of service to the public, the release said.
AccuWeather provides forecasts to mobile and smart devices, AccuWeather.com, radio and television stations and more than 500 newspapers nationwide.