weather.com, The Weather Channel(R) Web site and the leading source of weather on the Web, and AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. announced today an agreement that will make weather.com the premier weather provider on AT&T Digital PocketNet(sm) service.
Through this agreement, weather.com will provide AT&T Digital PocketNet(sm) customers with a portfolio of weather services and specialized forecasts, which include current conditions and five-day forecasts for 44,000 locations, weather headline news, and specialized boat and beach forecasts. The new boat and beach feature delivers: daily tide reports; current coastal conditions, including wave height and size; forecasts for temperatures on and off the water; sunrise and sunset; moon phase; and the UV index for coastal areas across the country.
"Our goal is to continually provide consumers with information that will help them be better prepared for everyday life through multiple media platforms," said Debora Wilson, president and CEO for weather.com. "We are now able to deliver real-time, reliable weather information to consumers through wireless devices, which provide unlimited mobility and immediate access to relevant, useful, and personalized weather content."
"Having the capability to access weather.com from wherever you are is invaluable, especially for people who travel a great deal," Kendra VanderMeulen, senior vice president of product development and Internet strategy, AT&T Wireless Services.
"We are delighted with our new partnership with AT&T Wireless which expands and strengthens the existing relationships between The Weather Channel and AT&T, in cable and interactive television," said Decker Anstrom, CEO for The Weather Channel. "Together, we believe The Weather Channel and AT&T will offer consumers highly valued weather information, anytime, anyplace."
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