Wednesday, 09 February 2011
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Traffic Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNET), a leading provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Alert Network (GAN), has partnered with AccuWeather.com to launch a location-based weather alerting system, capable of delivering hands-free alerts.
The AccuWeather.com alerts inside the Global Alert Network application will broadcast weather alerts in both audio and text formats. The application will automatically present messages to consumers based on their location or areas of interest.
The AccuWeather.com Alert Service is free and part of the national Global Alert Network mobile application, which will also include traffic alerts. GAN also plans on adding additional content in the future, including, news, sports and community alerts.
“AccuWeather.com provides users all over the world with the best possible weather forecasts, distributed in the ways that are relevant and useful for each audience,” said Jim Candor, Senior Vice President of Digital Media. “Partnering with Global Alert Network, allows our content to be delivered via proactive, geo-targeted, audio and text based alerts. We are happy to work with Global Alert Network and help them provide weather information to their customers in such a unique manner.”
“We are pleased and excited about working with AccuWeather.com to deliver weather alerts,” stated Scott Hughes, President of Global Alert Network. “Combining AccuWeather.com’s content with our alerting platform allows consumers to receive premium and pertinent weather information in a unique and innovative manner, including hands-free audio alerts intended to reduce driver distractions and promote driver safety.”
The application will initially be available on both Android and BlackBerry devices and downloadable from the Android Market and BlackBerry App World as well as from the GlobalAlertNetwork.com website. The Alerts will be available on all carriers in the US and Canada. Support for other handsets will launch throughout 2011. For more information on Global Alert Network please visit www.globalalertnetwork.com.
About Global Traffic Network
Global Traffic Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNET) is a leading provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations outside the U.S. The Company operates the largest traffic and news network in Australia, operates traffic networks in eight Canadian markets and the largest national radio traffic network across the United Kingdom. In exchange for providing custom traffic and news reports, television and radio stations provide Global Traffic Network with commercial airtime inventory that the Company sells to advertisers. As a result, radio and television stations incur no out-of-pocket costs when contracting to use Global Traffic Network's services. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.globaltrafficnetwork.com.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
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