April 12, 2015

ChyronHego launches automated templates for Metacast platform

ChyronHego announced today at NAB the launch of Metacast MediaMaker, a new version of the companies Metacast weather graphics platform. The new system, aimed at secondary channels or periods of lower viewership, provides an automated, template based workflow. “With Metacast MediaMaker, we’re delivering the best of Metacast in a low-cost and easy-to-deploy solution for producing […]

April 10, 2015

AccuWeather, Baron team up

AccuWeather and Baron today announced a strategic partnership, joining forces to bring new combined severe weather capabilities to local television stations. Under the new partnership, Baron’s on-air radar technology and patented storm tracking and forecasting of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms will utilize AccuWeather’s award-winning StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution. AccuWeather is also utilizing Baron’s radar and severe […]

April 3, 2015

AccuWeather updates interactive touchscreen solution

AccuWeather will debut new StoryTeller enhancements at NAB, including updating user generated content integration, social media engagement, audience polling and more. StoryTeller is AccuWeather’s interactive touchscreen solution for broadcasters. The changes were developed to better resonate with TV viewers’ new media behaviors, stated AccuWeather in a release. “We are helping stations worldwide differentiate themselves and […]

April 2, 2015

WSI introduces augmented reality for weather and traffic systems

WSI, the professional division of The Weather Company, today announced Max Reality, an augmented reality product for weather and traffic reporting, in a statement. Max Reality creates 3D images of storms and traffic events, visualizing weather and traffic data, helping local TV stations attract and hold viewers longer while providing an experience that cannot be […]

March 16, 2015

While one city freezes, another will have no temperature, says L.A. weather map

KABC-TV, ABC’s O&O in Los Angeles, had a bit of an interesting forecast — according to its map, most of the area would be in the 60s and 70s, but one poor city would be shivering away at -176. You gotta feel for the poor folks of Ojai — but what about the residents of […]

March 4, 2015

‘Nightly’ gets its own weather maps

Since NBCUniversal‘s 2008 acquisition of the Weather Channel, the cable network’s maps and graphics have popped up all across the NBC family — including “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC and CNBC — but now at least one property has veered away from that practice. “Nightly News” has started using weather maps that aren’t branded with the […]

February 27, 2015

NBC Chicago upgrades WX Center, again

Less than a month after updating its weather center, Chicago‘s NBC O&O WMAQ-TV has unveiled a small new update — two flat screens mounted to the front of the presentation desk. When the changes debuted earlier this month, the desk was fronted with a rather dull looking printed graphic. In addition, WMAQ-TV is also using the […]

February 24, 2015

Dallas forecaster tweets Snowmageddon ‘prayer’

Dallas forecaster Peter Delkus tweeted out a photo of himself with the words to a “prayer” running next to him. Delkus is a forecaster at WFAA-TV, which is in full storm coverage mode as the normally mild city is hit with winter weather. The full text of the prayer, which is titled “The Saint Delkus […]

February 24, 2015

Cloudy with a chance of furballs in Winston-Salem

We all know it’s been a crazy month of weather all over the U.S. (or maybe it just feels that way because it’s sweeps), but here’s a new type of fur-cast … err … forecast: Furries. Hearst’s WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, N.C. aired its seven day forecast board that included a rather unusual prediction for Wednesday: A […]

February 24, 2015

Cleveland reporter transports herself from outdoors to toasty studio

Apparently having run out of ways to emphasize just how cold it is, one Cleveland reporter used a bit of television magic to instantly transport herself from the -39 degree outdoors to the balmy studio in what was a rather stretched and contrived metaphorical standup. Melissa Reid, a reporter at WJW-TV in Cleveland, started a […]