The Weather Network launches industry-leading weather app for BlackBerry 10

The Weather Network launches industry-leading weather app for BlackBerry 10 
App signals commitment to provide BlackBerry users with the most up-to-date 
weather content 
OAKVILLE, ON, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Weather Network and MétéoMédia, 
divisions of Pelmorex Media Inc., today announced the launch of The Weather 
Network application for BlackBerry 10, bringing its extensive weather 
information and forecasting ability to the new platform. 
The launch signifies an ongoing commitment by The Weather Network and Research 
In Motion (RIM) to provide BlackBerry users with the most up-to-date and 
engaging weather-related content in the palm of their hands. 
"As a Canadian leader in mobile app development, The Weather Network is 
delighted to launch the first major weather information app for BlackBerry 
10," said Gita Ashar, Director of Mobile Applications and Emerging 
Technologies at The Weather Network. "The team has worked closely with RIM to 
develop a unique and interactive app that will provide BlackBerry 10 users in 
Canada, the U.S. and beyond with the most up-to-date weather information 
direct to their new devices." 
The Weather Network's new BlackBerry 10 app draws on the device's native 
features, like the new built-in camera, allowing users to upload photos onto 
The Weather Network website for a more engaging weather-forecasting 
experience. Follow-Me functionality detects a user's location automatically to 
determine the local forecast, while BlackBerry 10's new Peek feature is also 
incorporated for easy multi-tasking. 
"The team at The Weather Network has worked in partnership with RIM to develop 
an innovative weather forecasting application designed specifically for 
BlackBerry 10 users," said Ashar. "As two uniquely Canadians companies who 
have been working in partnership for the past six years, we're excited to 
stand alongside RIM and launch an industry-leading app for BlackBerry 10." 
The Weather Network app for BlackBerry 10 key features include: 

    --  Follow-Me functionality detects users location automatically to
        determine the local weather forecast.
    --  Peek feature allows users to switch easily between storm and
        extreme weather alerts and the forecast for easy multi-tasking
        during active weather.
    --  PointCast uses The Weather Network's exclusive technology to
        provide personal forecasts using a Canadian postal code, U.S.
        ZIP code or GPS on mobile device. Forecasts are narrowed down
        to within one kilometre of where you are.
    --  Picture and video upload capabilities lets users submit
        weather-related content to The Weather Network direct from
        their BlackBerry 10 devices.
    --  Detailed weather forecasts including current, short-term,
        long-term (day and night), 14 day trend (day and night) and
        hourly forecasts for user's favourite locations.
    --  Weather tracking for multiple locations lets users keep an eye
        on weather forecasts for several locations at once.
    --  Active weather alerts and public safety warnings delivered
        direct to users' BlackBerry 10 device.
    --  BBM sharing functionality lets users share the app with their
        friends via BlackBerry Messenger.

Since 2006, The Weather Network has been working with RIM to develop stand-out 
weather forecasting apps for BlackBerry. With more than 14 million downloads 
to date, The Weather Network app on BlackBerry is considered one of the 
platform's most popular mobile apps. This strong Canadian relationship 
continues with the launch of The Weather Network app for BlackBerry 10, the 
most extensive weather application developed for the new device.

In addition to offering a new app for BlackBerry 10, The Weather Network also 
offers apps for Android, Apple and Windows devices on both tablet and mobile, 
as well as an iTV app.

About Pelmorex Media Inc. 
Founded in 1989, Pelmorex Media Inc. is the parent company of The Weather 
Network, MétéoMédia, Travelers Network and Réseau Voyageurs. In July 2012, 
Pelmorex added Eltiempo to its lineup, Spain's leading multi-platform 
weather-related information service. The California-based Beat The Traffic 
service was acquired in September 2012 to complement Travelers Network, a 
service dedicated to routing users from point A to B, around the corner or 
around the globe, via all modes of transportation. Pelmorex is a leader in 
meeting the information needs of consumers with invaluable content, ease of 
accessibility, overall quality and a compelling experience on all platforms 
and also in meeting the weather information needs of commercial and 
government clients whose success relies on accurate and reliable weather 
related information.  The Weather Network and its French counterpart, 
MétéoMédia are among the top media brands in Canada and market leaders in 
the multi-platform digital market including, web, smartphones and tablets. The 
Weather Network and MétéoMédia television services are in every home via 
cable, satellite and telco distributors and rank among Canada's most 
frequently consulted services. Pelmorex has also been licensed to operate 
Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (NAADS) which 
aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government 
agencies; alerts are made available to the public via broadcasters and 
distributors as well as via the internet and mobile devices. Pelmorex Media 
Inc. has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for seven 
consecutive years and is one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2012.

For more information, images or interviews, please contact:

Becky Brescacin, High Road Communications Phone: 416-644-1398

Stuart Terry, High Road Communications Phone: 416-644-1376

SOURCE: The Weather Network

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