Posts Tagged ‘Season’

Miami Beach Leads the U.S. in Worst Winter Weather for 2009-2010 Season










Atlanta, GA (Vocus) March 20, 2010

In honor of the first day of spring this Saturday, March 20, The Weather Channel is helping the residents of Miami Beach, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and others breathe a huge sigh of relief. Over the past three months, their cities lead the United States in the “worst winter weather” for the season, according to data compiled by The Weather Channel.

A combination of sustained precipitation and prolonged cold temperatures from December 2009 to February 2010 shattered previous decades-old records and created memorable firsts.

    Miami Beach, FL, and the surrounding area experienced their second coldest winter since 1927
    Baltimore, MD, experienced record snowfalls of 77 in., including the nearby BWI Airport (31 in.) and Washington-Dulles International Airport (26 in.)
    Three of the top 10 snowstorms on record for Philadelphia, PA, occurred this season
    This season marked a first for Dallas, TX: falling snow on December 24, Christmas Eve

The top ten lists for the worst – and best – winter weather cities for 2009-2010 are as follows:

Worst Winter Weather U.S. Cities of 2009-2010 season

1. Miami Beach, FL

2. TIE: Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC

3. Philadelphia, PA

4. Dallas, TX

5. Oklahoma City, OK

6. Atlantic City, NJ

7. Fargo, ND

8. Atlanta, GA

9. Des Moines, IA

10. Portland, ME

Best Winter Weather U.S. Cities of 2009-2010 season

1. Seattle, WA

2. Taos, NM

3. Portland, OR

4. Honolulu, HI

5. Spokane, WA

6. Alpena, MI

7. Denver, CO

8. Fairbanks, AK

9. Los Angeles, CA

10. Boston, MA

SOURCE: The Weather Channel

Data was compiled by The Weather Channel meteorology team between December 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010, and included weather conditions and socio-economic related variables, as compared to average 30-year climatological data. For more information, visit weather.com.

About The Weather Channel Companies

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and Weather Services International (WSI). The Weather Channel® is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 99 million U.S. households. TWC also operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The digital properties of TWC, which include the weather.com® site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile, reach more than 40 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit http://www.weather.com/press.

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The Weather Channel Unveils New Shows For 2010-2011 Season











Atlanta, GA (Vocus) April 13, 2010

As part of its 2010 Upfront, The Weather Channel® (TWC) unveils its new programming slate, which includes four original series that test, investigate and explore weather in a whole new light. Upcoming series include Lightning Rod, the network’s first live program allowing viewers to interact and discuss topics including climate change and global warming. Thrilling new series such as Weather: Caught on Camera, Forensic Weather and the complete series premiere of Storm Riders rounds out TWC’s new programming efforts.

The new shows come at a time of recent achievements for the all-weather network, including the successful launch of Wake Up With Al, Cantore Stories and Weather Proof, plus the return of popular series Storm Stories. TWC also kicked off 2010 with record-breaking performances and continues to be the most reliable and trusted name in weather. This was exemplified this past winter when TWC averaged almost 50 million total viewers per day during the big snow storms in February. The network regularly averages more than 100 million viewers monthly. 1

Original programming also had strong results according to Nielson Media Research. TWC’s Sunday night line-up featuring Weather Proof and Cantore Stories had a 34 percent increase among A25-54 for the network. 2

New programming for the 2010-2011 season includes:


    Lightning Rod – This live, fast-paced hour of primetime television, hosted by TWC meteorologist Mark Elliot, offers a clear, concise look at the facts — with an entertaining twist. Whether it’s breaking weather news, showcasing quirky talent and segments or discussing the latest on climate change, Lightning Rod will inform and spark some debate. Viewers will have the opportunity to interact via e-mail, phone, Facebook, Twitter or Skype to be part of the show, which launches June 2010, Monday – Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.
    Storm Riders – Launching in September 2010, this series documents two maverick storm chasers on their hunt for supercells. This raw, behind-the-scenes storm chase follows these scientists who are armed with nothing more than meteorology degrees, maps and cell phones as they rely on their smarts and gut instincts to get them to the center of the storm. A special sneak peek of Storm Riders aired during “Tornado Week,” on TWC.
    Weather: Caught on Camera – Hosted by meteorologist Mike Bettes, the show will reveal the most intense, violent and downright crazy weather ever captured on video. Viewers can submit their own dramatic weather video for the chance to be showcased on air. This amazing, jaw-dropping footage from around the country captures Mother Nature’s fury, extreme rescues and weather phenomena that come together to create an amazing night of television. (Launch date: 4Q 2010)
    Forensic Weather – See how Mother Nature helps solve crimes with forensic meteorologists who take viewers on a fascinating step by step journey to uncover the evidence and the impact of weather on the investigation. The show revisits crimes and accidents reconstructing actual weather conditions using high-end graphics and dramatic, stylized re-enactments. Interviews with witnesses and victims bring these compelling stories to life. (Launch date: 1Q 2011)
Cantore Stories – Storm Tracker Jim Cantore continues his journey to the most extraordinary weather environments around the globe and meets the unique people who thrive there. New episodes will premiere throughout the year on Sunday nights featuring new extreme climate destinations from home of the world’s worst weather in Mt. Washington, NH, to the mystical lights in Marfa, TX.

Weather Proof – Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams takes viewers on new experiments tackling extreme weather scenarios to test which products work and which fail in order to stay protected when Mother Nature’s destructive force strikes close to home. New episodes premiere 3Q 2010 beginning with the study of the formation of avalanches and survival tips for enduring brutally cold conditions.

For more on TWC programming, visit: http://www.weather.com/tv

Nielsen NPower/Live+Same Day Cume/1 Minute Qualifier

2 Nielsen Media Research National MIT, Live + SD viewing, A25-54, Sa-Su, 8P-11P/2P-5P/2A-4A, 1/23/10 – 2/21/10 vs. 1/24/09 – 2/22/09.)

About The Weather Channel Companies:

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and Weather Services International (WSI). The Weather Channel® is based in Atlanta and is seen in 100 million U.S. households. TWC also operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The digital properties of TWC, which include the weather.com® site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile, reach more than 40 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit http://www.weather.com/press.

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Consumers Can Get Great Deals on HDTV Service for This Year’s Baseball Season at WhiteFence.com











Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 13, 2010

Last week saw the beginning of the baseball season, and millions of Americans are looking forward to an exciting year. If they don’t have the right television service though, baseball fans may not be getting the most out of the action. From high-definition broadcasts to the ability to pause and rewind live games, the right TV plan can make all of the difference. With WhiteFence, fans can discover their options and find a great deal on a television plan loaded with the hottest features.

To see what providers and packages are available in their area, sports fans simply visit WhiteFence.com and enter their home address. WhiteFence will then search a database of the top brands in the country and report back with a list of options in just seconds. Fans can compare the plans head-to-head and decide which one best meets their needs. Once they have made their selection, they can order their new service directly through the WhiteFence site, locking in their rate and avoiding lengthy phone calls with providers. WhiteFence even allows fans to bundle their television service together with home phone and high-speed Internet plans.

With WhiteFence, baseball fans can compare cable, satellite, FiOS and U-verse plans all at once, making it easy to find the right plan. When they shop with WhiteFence, fans can find plans that allow them to:

See every detail on the diamond and get the most out of their HDTV with crystal-clear high-definition service
Control the action themselves by pausing and rewinding live games with DVR service
Switch between multiple games in real time with picture-in-picture options
Get the latest results, highlights and commentary with on-demand service
Record every game of the season and watch them on their own schedule with DVR service

WhiteFence’s mission is to connect every household with the best home services available, and they have already served over 5.5 million Americans. The free service is the nation’s leading resource for consumers to discover, compare and order television service. Instead of spending a day calling providers to see what is available, fans can find and order their new television service in just minutes with WhiteFence. With baseball season just getting into swing, this is the perfect time for baseball fans to order HD television service with WhiteFence.

About WhiteFence:

WhiteFence is a free service that helps people find the best deals on phone, Internet, television, electricity, natural gas and other home services. By simply entering a street address into the secure site, people looking to save money or start new service can find the most comprehensive list of plans available for their specific address from over 400 nationally recognized partners. As a trusted home service shopping source for 24 million people annually, WhiteFence makes it easy to establish service directly on the site in a few simple steps.

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The Weather Channel Marks the Beginning of Hurricane Season with ‘Hurricane Week’ June 5 – 13











Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 3, 2010

The official start to the 2010 hurricane season is underway and The Weather Channel® (TWC) will bring viewers the thrill and excitement of “Hurricane Week” June 5-13. The week will be dedicated to preparing viewers for the season with informative segments and safety tips along with hurricane-themed programming including new episodes of Storm Stories.

TWC will also introduce its new hurricane expert, Dr. Rick Knabb, who will make his hurricane season debut providing in-depth forecast analysis and tropical storm updates as they happen. In addition, Meteorologists Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams will offer live reports from locations that have witnessed historic hurricanes from the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The week of original programming begins Saturday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET with new hurricane-related episodes of popular series Storm Stories, hosted by Jim Cantore. Viewers will hear tales from survivors and rescuers battling amazing weather events including harrowing stories from the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In addition, a special episode from Storm Riders: “Hurricane Bill,” premieres Saturday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET, following intrepid chasers Simon and Juston as they take a break from Tornado Alley to hunt one of Mother Nature’s most powerful forces, hurricanes.

New Storm Stories episodes include:

Saturday, June 5

    “Hurricane Katrina/WLOX” (8 p.m. ET, encores Sunday, June 6) – A local TV station along the Mississippi Gulf Coast decides to stick with around-the-clock coverage, risking their own lives to inform and urge residents to evacuate as Hurricane Katrina targets their backyards. The news team continues to broadcast as powerful winds rip the roof off the station and knocks down towers, cutting off electricity.
    “Hurricane Rita/Dolphin” (8:30 p.m. ET, encores Sunday, June 6) – In September of 2005, Hurricane Rita wreaks havoc on Galveston, Texas, just weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Firefighters take action to save the historic Galveston district and multiple groups join forces to attempt to rescue a dolphin trapped by the storm’s powerful surge.

Monday, June 7

    “Hurricane Camille/Pass Christian” (8 p.m. ET) – Locals living along the Gulf Coast are no stranger to hurricanes. This idyllic spot can also be the ideal spot for major hurricanes as it was in 1969 when Hurricane Camille swept through leaving lives shattered and forever changed. Witness survivors’ stories as families are separated by surging flood waters and are left to fight for their own survival.
    “Hurricane Iniki/Weddings” (8:30 p.m. ET) – September 11, 1992. Hurricane Iniki bulldozes the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii. The most powerful hurricane to ever hit the state turns a romantic dream honeymoon into a nightmare for one pair of newlyweds and gives another couple a wedding that they will never forget.

Hurricane-related episodes of It Could Happen Tomorrow, When Weather Changed History and additional episodes of Storm Stories will be shown throughout the week of June 5-13. Hurricane preparation and safety tips, information and video will be featured online and on mobile from http://www.weather.com.

Cantore and Abrams will report from various locations devastated by past hurricanes to meet with locals who were affected by Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina and Rita. Viewers will get a closer look at how far along the rebuilding and healing process has come nearly five years later.

“Hurricane Week” live reports include:

    Monday:     Abrams—New Orleans, LA (Hurricane Katrina)

Cantore—Biloxi, MS and Gulfport, MS (Hurricane Katrina)

    Tuesday:     Cantore—Bay St. Louis, MS and Pass Christian, MS (Hurricane Katrina)
    Wednesday:     Abrams—Navarre Beach, FL (Hurricane Dennis)
    Thursday:     Cantore—Cameron Parish, LA (Hurricane Rita)

To learn more about “Hurricane Week,” visit http://www.weather.com.

About The Weather Channel Companies

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and Weather Services International (WSI). The Weather Channel® is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWC also operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The digital properties of TWC, which include the weather.com® site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile, reach more than 45 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit http://www.weather.com/press.

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Win Big This Season With Neweys Online











(PRWeb UK) June 19, 2010

As football fever begins to set in, Neweys Online has launched three exciting promotions to help customers celebrate during the summer of football.

To “kick-off” the first is a prize draw to win one of six 50” LG Plasma TVs. HD ready these super-sized TVs offer optimum viewing for the World Cup finals. To be in with a chance of winning, place an order at Neweys Online and answer a simple question.

One 50” TV is up for grabs every week from 2 June to 12 July. Every order will qualify for an entry into that week’s prize draw – the more orders you place, the greater your chance of winning.

In addition, 100 Neweys Online customers can also be in with a chance of winning a £50 cash prize in our ‘Spot the Ball’ competition. Every time an order is placed between 2 June and 12 July, you will be directed from the order confirmation page to the free ‘spot the ball’ game.

Also, all customers who place an order of more than £50 at Neweys Online during the summer of football promotion will automatically qualify for a free football.

All three footie focussed promotions are only available for customers ordering products from Neweys Online. For more details visit http://www.neweysonline.co.uk/Summer-Of-Football/Static.raction or call 0800 783 6909.

Take your chance to win with Neweys Online and make this a memorable Summer of Football.

Neweys Online offers a range of products from cable management, to bulkhead lights and emergency lighting from top manufacturers, as well as Newey & Eyre’s own brand range – Newlec. Orders can be placed online for the items to be delivered directly or to be collected next day from any of the 150+ Newey & Eyre branches. Added benefits include an extended service with a late 8pm cut-off time for next day delivery.

Issued on behalf of Newey & Eyre by Bright, 10 St Catherine’s Court, Herbert Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QE For further information please contact Emma Vaughan/Claire Tortise/Sarah Burton at Bright on Tel: +44 (0) 121 711 5000 Fax: +44 (0) 121 711 5001 or Email: emma(dot)vaughan(at)bright-pr(dot)co(dot)uk

Notes to editors:

About Newey and Eyre

Established for over 80 years, Newey and Eyre is one of the UK’s leading electrical supplies. A network of over 150 branches across the UK ensures, speed and consistency of service to all their customers, from local independent contractors to blue chip multi-national companies. The branches are conveniently located to serve the local customers, supported by the global strength of one of the world’ largest business-to-business distribution companies. It holds more major brands than any other electrical wholesaler. Products in the Neweys Online electrical products range include electrical fittings, downlighters and cable trunking.

For further information:

Rebecca Davies

Tel: +44 121 452 3043

Email: marketing(at)neweysonline(dot)co(dot)uk

Distributed on behalf of Neweys Online by ClickThrough Internet Marketing.

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Get a Great Deal on the Ultimate TV Package for Football Season at WhiteFence.com











Houston, TX (Vocus) August 3, 2010

WhiteFence, the nation’s leading site to compare and order cable or satellite TV, is ready to help football fans get prepared for the upcoming season.

DIRECTV has built a reputation as the ultimate TV provider for football fans with their NFL Sunday Ticket™ package. Full of exclusive features that get fans closer to the game than ever, there is no substitute for those serious about football.

Fans looking for the best deal on DIRECTV satellite TV service need to head to WhiteFence to order their service. As an added bonus, by ordering the NFL Sunday Ticket™ package at WhiteFence, fans will get five FREE months of DIRECTV Premier™ service.

When they order DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket™ at WhiteFence, not only will fans get a great deal, they’ll be able to:

    See the gridiron action like never before, with crystal-clear HD service
    Watch over 200 regular season games, with up to 14 games per week
    Catch up with game replays in just 30 minutes with Short Cuts
    View eight games on just one screen with Game Mix
    Enjoy live games on a cell phone or home computer
    Catch every play inside the 20 yard line with the Red Zone channel
WhiteFence is the ultimate resource for football fans looking for the premier TV experience. With the season just around the corner, this is the perfect time for fans to lock in their rate and order DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket™ with the free service.

About WhiteFence: WhiteFence is a free service that helps people find the best deals on phone, Internet, television, electricity, natural gas and other home services. By simply entering a street address into the secure site, people looking to save money or start new service can find the most comprehensive list of plans available for their specific address from over 400 nationally recognized partners. As a trusted home service shopping source for 24 million people annually, WhiteFence makes it easy to establish cable and satellite TV service directly on the site in a few simple steps.

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Watch NFL and NCAA College Football 2010-11 Full Season Live Online and Highlights on PC










Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2010

NFL and NCAA college football season 2010-11 is on from this month and the recommended software is covering all the NCAA and NFL matches. Watch college football live games online with the http://watchnfl-live.com website providing online TV software in high definition, with games arranged in an organized fashion to make it simple for all viewers to locate the live college football and NFL games they are looking for. This feature enables viewers to watch NFL and NCAA college football live from multiple different channels on a PC or laptop and have the ability to switch from game to game very quickly.

Never miss any game of 2010 NFL schedule anymore. Thanks to the award-winning TV system, which enables NFL fans to watch 2010 NFL and NCAA live online in perfect HD quality, plus over 6000 HD channels including Pay Per View TV channels, movie, sports, etc. All with no extra fee.

The good news about this new TV software is that there is no additional hardware required and no expensive monthly cable fee to watch 2010 NFL and NCAA college football games live online.

Viewers can watch all NCAA college football and NFL events from Pre-season, Regular Season, Playoffs, Super Bowl and Pro Bowl in HD Sports TV channels online. Just pay a one time subscription fee to download our software, install and play. Thousands of entertainment TV channels with hundreds of sports channels are available.

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*Over 6000 HD channels.

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Enjoy the combination of Satellite TV and Cable Network from http://watchnfl-live.com.

Join today and watch live college football and NFL games online through the 2010-11 season with TV on demand, which is an attractive feature that enables viewers to record live college football, NFL and all the other games and watch them again later. This feature is awesome for viewers and fans of a favorite team. The setup process is very fast and takes less than 1 minute. Get all setup by simply downloading the software to PC or Laptop. Our software allows viewers to watch live college football, NFL and other games online from every conference, from anywhere in the world, in high quality definition.

Catch all the NFL and NCAA game live streaming online on PC at http://watchnfl-live.com.

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The Big Switch Season-1 Episode-3 Facebook Page: www.facebook.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Capt. Blair Wiggins takes us back through the highlights of the 2004 season including the unforgettable trip to the Amazon for peacock bass and piranha, this year’s monster Space Coast seatrout and the return to the Battle of the Bridge for some never-before-seen footage of a tarpon fight. More info: addictivefishing.blogspot.com

Top 7 Reasons to Have HDTV Service This Holiday Season











Houston, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) December 08, 2010

As the holiday season gets into gear, Americans have plenty of reasons to relax at home and watch TV with their families. Without HDTV service though, they might not be getting the most out of all of the holiday programming. WhiteFence, the nation’s leading site to compare, connect and save on HD satellite and cable service, has a list of seven reasons HD service is a must this holiday season.


Movie Marathons – Many channels run HD holiday movie marathons throughout the season, giving consumers an affordable way to enjoy their favorite movies in crystal-clear HD
Service for a New HDTV – Consumers getting a new HDTV for the holidays won’t notice any difference in picture quality without HD service to match
Holiday Specials – From old favorites to new releases, holiday specials deliver more cheer when displayed in HD
Sports – Not only are the hockey, basketball and football seasons in full swing, but all of the college bowl games are just around the corner
Cooking Shows – With all of its big family meals, the holiday season is the perfect time for consumers to get cooking tips like never before with their favorite cooking shows in HD
Concerts – From Christmas concerts to New Year’s Eve celebrations, consumers can catch their favorite artists and feel like they are at the show with HD service
Pay-Per-View – Consumers can catch all of the hot summer blockbusters and feel like they are right in the theatre with high-definition pay-per-view movies

With so many great reasons to enjoy HDTV service this holiday season, this is the perfect time for consumers to shop for HD cable or satellite TV service with WhiteFence.

About WhiteFence: WhiteFence is a free service that helps people find the best deals on phone, Internet, television, electricity, natural gas and other home services. By simply entering a street address into the secure site, people looking to save money or start new service can find the most comprehensive list of plans available for their specific address from over 400 nationally recognized partners. As a trusted home service shopping source for 24 million people annually, WhiteFence makes it easy to establish HDTV service directly on the site in a few simple steps.

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