PxPixel
AccuWeather Takes Users into the Storm with Immersive 360 Video - Broadcasting & Cable

AccuWeather Takes Users into the Storm with Immersive 360 Video

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has responded to consumer demand for leading-edge weather video with the introduction of immersive 360-degree videos for breaking weather news. This interactive new content and many additional innovations have led to a 400% increase in average monthly video views across AccuWeather’s digital properties, including web, mobile web, mobile apps, and OTT platforms.
Author:
Publish date:

AccuWeather’s continued video content leadership and use of 360 videos during severe weather results in record-setting growth.

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 10,2016 AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has responded to consumer demand for leading-edge weather video with the introduction of immersive 360-degree videos for breaking weather news.  This interactive new content and many additional innovations have led to a 400% increase in average monthly video views across AccuWeather’s digital properties, including web, mobile web, mobile apps, and OTT platforms.

"Our audience relies on AccuWeather as the leading source of innovative weather video, evidenced by record-setting growth in our video engagement," said Trish Mikita, VP of Digital Media Strategy for AccuWeather. "AccuWeather’s industry-leading 360 videos bring our audience closer to breaking weather news, and our users have responded by making them some of AccuWeather’s most popular videos across digital platforms.”

AccuWeather is the fastest-growing destination for 24/7 weather video content with Superior Accuracy™ across local, regional, and national forecasts, breaking weather news, on-the-scene coverage, and user-generated content (UGC). Categories include top trending videos, weather news, storm chaser footage, extreme weather updates, weather and health, and much more.

360 videos for severe weather events are the newest addition to AccuWeather’s expansive portfolio of more than 500 original videos each day. AccuWeather is a leading innovator in using 360 video for breaking news events, including tornadoes and blizzards. The immersive videos give AccuWeather viewers a unique insider perspective on weather events that are interesting, engaging, and educational.

AccuWeather’s extreme weather meteorologist Reed Timmer, captured an extreme close-up of an EF-2 tornado in Wray, Colorado in 360 format, which quickly went viral in May 2016. Footage from the event garnered over 16 million views across YouTube and social networks. See AccuWeather’s 360 video of the Wray, Colorado tornado here.

AccuWeather videos can be seen on AccuWeather.com web and mobile sites, as well as on award-winning AccuWeather apps, all-new AppleTV app, and AccuWeather Network.

About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com

Every day over 1.5 billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather’s CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

Related

New AccuWeather App for Apple TV Revolutionizes the Weather Viewing Experience, Expands AccuWeather’s Global Reach Across Platforms

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of the all-new AccuWeather app for Apple TV. The innovative category-leading app revolutionizes the weather viewing experience for Apple TV users and further expands AccuWeather’s global reach across platforms – users can rely on AccuWeather’s Superior Accuracy across devices and locations to improve their lives.

Image placeholder title

AccuWeather Debuts Audience Grabbing Digital Content Program at NAB 2017

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the AccuWeather Digital Content Partner Program, providing exclusive, interactive digital content to participating partners. AccuWeather launched the new collaboration at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show this week, with information available at Booth #SL6816.

AccuWeather Launches Future Radar on Award-Winning iOS App

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the launch of Future Radar available on its award-winning AccuWeather iOS app for U.S. users.  AccuWeather’s Future Radar provides the most accurate, localized updates on the movement and path of storms in a highly engaging visual map view.  iOS app users can now quickly and easily access detailed precipitation radar in the future to help them plan ahead and stay safe.

AccuWeather Launches Exclusive Day By Day 90-Day Forecast on AccuWeather.com, Helping People Plan Further in Advance than Ever Before

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced its launch of the Day By Day 90-Day Forecast now available on AccuWeather.com desktop and mobile websites, providing users with the most advanced notice and detailed information on local weather conditions. AccuWeather’s new industry-leading forecast provides 90 days of daily forecasts, a valuable tool for planning the best time of the season for road trips, vacations, and outdoor activities, letting users follow the forecast and make more detailed plans as the date approaches.

AccuWeather Unveils New CampaignTrail Application for StoryTeller at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces all-new CampaignTrail™, the break-through election application now available in StoryTeller® Interactive Touchscreen Solution, the only complete, interactive touchscreen solution for the entire news presentation. AccuWeather is demonstrating CampaignTrail live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show April 18-21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.

AccuWeather Debuts StormDirector+, All-New Weather System for Broadcasting, at 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, announces the launch of StormDirector+, the all-new weather system that provides the most interactive, customizable, and complete local weather presentations with Superior Accuracy to television stations. AccuWeather demonstrates StormDirector+ live at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show through April 21, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV – AccuWeather booth #SL6010.