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Company Overview of Pelmorex Media, Inc.

Company Overview

Pelmorex Media, Inc. provides weather-related products, services and multimedia applications to consumer and commercial clients. It owns and operates the English and French television networks. The company offers access to city forecast pages in Canada, the United States, and internationally; WeatherDirect, a customized email service that provides daily local forecasts directly to inbox; weather and radar maps; highway and road construction updates; traffic cameras; golf reports; and monthly and seasonal forecasts for cable and satellite subscribers. The company was formerly known as Pelmorex, Inc. and changed its name to Pelmorex Media, Inc. in September 2005 as a result of the acquisition ...

2655 Bristol Circle

Oakville, ON L6H 7W1


Founded in 2002





Key Executives for Pelmorex Media, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Founder and Executive Chairman
Age: 67
Managing Director of Spanish Operations - El Tiempo Previsto
Associate Director of Corporate Development
Vice President of Commercial Services
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Pelmorex Media, Inc. Key Developments

Pelmorex Media, Inc. Announces Weather Application

Pelmorex Media Inc. announced that its weather application is now available on several Connected TV models including Samsung, LG and Panasonic among others. Offering similar features as its popular mobile and web apps, The Weather Network Connected TV app provides users with on-demand access to detailed and personalized weather forecasts and content. Leveraging past success with iTV apps, strong industry relationships and consumer insights, The Weather Network team created a simple and efficient user interface rich in graphics and designed the app for a 10-foot TV viewing experience. The Weather Network Connected TV app allows for rapid discovery of content and is easy to use. With a click of the television remote, users have access to key weather data such as current conditions, hourly or 14-day forecasts and maps for their location to easily track storms. The experience can be personalized by adding up to 10 cities. Active weather alerts and warnings appear prominently in the app to provide users with quick access to the details. Available features include: Video: Global Force of Nature video series showcasing images of the latest active and major weather events happening around the world; Personalization: Add up to 10 locations, choose preferred language (English, French or Spanish) and unit of measurement; User submitted content: Scroll through user's photos from across Canada and around the world; Enhanced weather content: PointCast technology provides weather information for as close as one kilometer; ski conditions, hourly forecasts, weather alerts/warnings, a quick poll and maps.

Pelmorex Media, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Pelmorex Media, Inc. announced the appointment of Ron Close to president and CEO. He replaces Pierre L Morrissette, the company's founder and controlling shareholder, who has been chairman and CEO since the company was created in 1989. Morrissette will continue as the company's executive chairman of the board. Close brings a wealth of experience to the role along with a deep understanding of the industry and of the company's vision and strategy for the future. Close has held many executive roles in his career, including president of Bell New Ventures and co-founder/CEO of Netcom Canada. In the past five years, he has been the executive Entrepreneur-In-Residence at The Richard Ivey School of Business as well as Entrepreneur-In-Residence at MaRS Discovery District. Close has been a director on several boards, including CTVglobemedia, The Globe and Mail and MaRS Innovation.

Pelmorex Media Inc. Appoints Susana Rodriguez Urgel as Managing Director to El Tiempo Previsto S.L.U

Pelmorex Media, Inc. announced the appointment of Susana Rodriguez Urgel to the position of Managing Director for its Spanish operations, El Tiempo Previsto, S.L.U. Rodriguez Urgel brings 17 years of experience as a results-oriented leader to the recently acquired company, Spain's multi-platform weather information provider. Based in Madrid, El Tiempo meets the weather information needs of the Spanish population through its digital services. Most recently, she led the Internet, Mobile Entertainment and e-Commerce business units at Telefonica where she launched numerous products under the Moviestar brand.

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