ChyronHego joins weather business with purchase of WeatherOne
ChyronHego announced at NAB that the company has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WeatherOne AS, a leading provider of weather forecast solutions for broadcast and digital media. WeatherOne is a privately held company that is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
“We are committed to providing our customers with top-tier solutions that create a complete end-to-end broadcast graphics workflow,” said Johan Apel, president and chief executive officer at ChyronHego. “This acquisition will open a new market segment for us while bridging a general gap in news production workflow. WeatherOne is an expert in the weather space and we are confident that this decision will deliver great benefits for customers, employees and shareholders alike.”
Under the agreement, ChyronHego will acquire WeatherOne and its world-renowned Metacast technology ⎯ a comprehensive solution that includes a high-performance, live-to-air weather graphics and broadcast production system, and a complete weather and climate data managing service.
“Built on years of sophisticated innovation, our industry-defining Metacast solution is installed in TV stations in 40 countries and on 5 continents,” said Karl Eggestad, founder and executive director at WeatherOne. “Weather is news, and now broadcasters will be able to leverage the combination of the ChyronHego technologies also within this arena to monetize their audience’s interest and the governments’ push to keep the public aware and prepared for oncoming weather.”