AccuWeather and Panasonic To Deliver Global HD Weather Solution

AccuWeather and Panasonic To Deliver Global HD Weather Solution, today announced its partnership with Panasonic, to launch an application on Panasonic's new VIERA Connect platform for its 2011 line of VIERA Connect-enabled VIERA HDTVs.

“We're very excited about our partnership with Panasonic and their VIERA Connect platform," said Pascal Racheneur, Vice President of Interactive Media for AccuWeather. "The preloaded application is animated and fun-to-use, and makes it possible for users to check for accurate and localized weather forecasts for their current location or for any location on Earth - all from the convenience of their Panasonic VIERA HDTV."

The application features:

* Accurate and localized forecasts for all global locations in more than 30 languages.
* Detailed hourly forecasts for the next six hours and comprehensive forecasts for the next eleven days, all updated every hour to provide the greatest level of accuracy.
* Dynamic, informative animated weather maps including Doppler radar, current and forecast weather conditions, and satelllite imagery.
* More than 500, new, broadcast-quality city, regional, national, and international forecast and severe weather videos available every day. All videos are up-to-date and localized, with many available in both English and Spanish.
* Warnings for severe and disruptive weather threats, such as snow and ice, heavy rain and high winds, hurricanes and tropical storms, and thunderstorms and tornadoes.
* Special lifestyle weather and health forecasts with detail for specific outdoor activities, such as dog walking, tennis, and gardening, and health-related weather forecasts, such as UV forecasts and weather conditions for people suffering from allergies.

The Panasonic VIERA Connect platform and the preloaded weather application will be available to the public in the spring of 2011.

The application can be viewed as part of Panasonic's VIERA Connect demo at the 2011 International CES event held January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Panasonic exhibit can be found within Central Hall in adjacent booths 9408 and 9808.

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