Helping Business Weather the Storm

WDT Partners with WorldNow and America's Emergency Network for Hurricane Season

by Daphne Thompson, on Mar 23, 2009 9:39:29 AM

NEW YORK, Sept 09, 2009/PRNewswire via COMTEX - WorldNow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, has announced that it has partnered with America's Emergency Network (AEN) and Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) to provide local media properties with real-time video streaming of storm updates and on-demand playback of the last four updates provided by hurricane specialists at the National Hurricane Center.

"We are excited to be partnering with an innovative and customer service focused company like WorldNow," said Mike Eilts, president and CEO, Weather Decision Technologies. "WorldNow's extensive roster of local media clients will benefit tremendously from this content, and we are proud to be able to stream these important, severe weather updates to so many local media websites across the country."

This new weather feature will be made available to local media sites free of cost. All participating stations will be listed on a page of the National Hurricane Center's website. This page will link to the URL on the local media site containing the video player and the link will encourage and help visitors find local news sites during severe weather coverage. For more information, go to:

"Weather is one of the top reasons visitors frequent our stations' websites," said Craig Smith, EVP Sales and Distribution for WorldNow. "It is a coup for us to partner with highly regarded companies like AEN and WDT to provide our clients with real-time weather updates. These immediate alerts, special briefings and hourly updates will give our clients an advantage in weather reporting and help them drive additional traffic.

WorldNow, a New York-based leader in online technology, content and revenue solutions, is the only company to provide a comprehensive technology platform and strategic advertising services that enable media companies to expand to the digital realm with innovative Web publishing tools, advanced video delivery technology and industry-driving advertising leadership. WorldNow's proven technology and advertising leadership equips its media partners with the tools to make the transition to the digital marketplace, their footprint in the online ecosystem and realize real-world profitability from their investment. Current WorldNow customers include CBS Radio, Cox, Dispatch, Fisher, Gray, Griffin, Journal, Media General, News Press, Gazette, Quincy, Raycom Media, Schurz and Young. For more information please visit

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