Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer of Watson Content & IoT Platform
Chief Operating Officer of Watson Content & IoT Platform
Michael Ferrari Ph.D.
Head of Data Science for Ad Products
Mark D. Gildersleeve
VP & Head of Business Solutions Division
Weather Channel was founded in the year 1982. The company has been active for almost 37 years now. The company was founded by a television meteorologist named John Coleman. During the start of the company's operations, all the local and regional information was provided by the National Weather Service, for broadcasting purposes. Since the year 2002, all the forecasting have been done on-site, at Atlanta, USA. During that time, the company was the subsidiary of Landmark Communications. In the year 2008, the company was taken over by Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and also NBC Universal. NBC had also owned NBC Weather Plus as well, which was discontinued almost three months after the acquisition. The following year, the company had laid off nearly seven longtime meteorologists that used to feature on-camera.
In the year 2012, the CEO post of the company provided to David Kenny. The same year, the name of the company's channel was changed to The Weather Company. The company had also taken over competing companies as well, such as Weather Underground. In the year 2015, Verizon FiOS had dropped the support of Weather Scan and even The Weather Channel and rather collaborated with Accu Weather instead. The same year, the company had announced a significant overhaul of its programming schedule. This will help the company to focus more on forecasting. In the year 2015, the company had hired Morgan Stanley along with PJT Partners, in order to explore the company's options for the sale of assets. It was announced that IBM would be taking over the company, along with the related assets, mobile applications, underlying data and technology as well. The Weather Channel was still owned by the previous three owners, and therefore entered into a licensing agreement for the use of the name and also the branding as well. It was reported in the year 2016, that the Sinclair Broadcast Group would acquire the company. As of the year, 2019, malicious software attacks had resulted in the company's channel not being able to air live programming. In the year 2018, the company was taken over by Entertainment Studios, for an amount of almost $300 million. The channel also operates on an international basis as well, in countries like India, Germany, Latin America, the UK, France, etcetera. The headquarters of the company is based in 300 Interstate North Parkway. The name of the place is Atlanta, while the name of the state is Georgia, USA. The pin code of the area is 30339.
Weather Channel is an American company that focuses on the forecasting, broadcasting as well as reporting of various types of weather conditions, in different locations, all around the world. As of the year 2018, the channel is received by almost more than 79 million households, in the USA. The company provides its broadcasting services not only in 480i resolution but also in 1080i HDTV resolution as well. The company has various sister channels as well, such as Local Now, Weatherscan, Entertainment Studios Networks and Justice Central. The company also provides forecasts for satellite radio stations, mobile applications, websites, newspapers, along with an online presence on Weather.com. One of the company's sister channels, known as Weather Scan, provides satellite service as well as digital cable, that will offer 2-hour automated local forecasts and also radar imagery as well. The company licenses its brand and even the weather data from IBM.
The primary services provided by the company include the forecasting and broadcasting of various types of weather conditions, via television, newspapers, radio, online or even mobile apps as well - which are all obtained by the company itself.
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