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Press Release

October 26, 2016

The Weather Channel Sponsors Penn State to Re-envision OTT in Interactive Competition

Weather joins Comcast in investing in future business leaders

ATLANTA (Oct. 26, 2016) -  The Weather Channel (Weather) is sponsoring Penn State Smeal College of Business in this year’s Interactive Launch Competition to re-envision the future of OTT. The Weather Channel is among several mentor sponsor companies working together in partnership on how to position new products in the ever changing media landscape.
The Interactive Launch Competition, produced by Interactive TV Works, challenges MBA student teams to create winning go-to-market strategies and marketing plans for advanced TV and online video innovations. Now in its fifth year, the competition has helped to educate more than 175 graduate students about cable, broadband and digital media.
This year’s judges include Nomi Bergman of Advance Newhouse, Jon Hargis of Charter Communications, Peter Nush of  Comcast, David Porter of Kaitz Foundation and media executive Joan Gillman. The competition takes place on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Comcast’s corporate headquarters. Weather is proud to participate in this event, hosted by Comcast/NBC.
The Weather Channel television network
For more than 34 years, The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet. For six years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.” With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather - its expertise is unrivaled.  Engaging with fans and delivering content to feed their fascination with all things weather is paramount to the network’s mission.  With the recently launched community platform, weloveweather.tv, the network created a 2-way dialogue with fans, establishing an ongoing relationship with those that have a passion for weather. For more information visit weathergroup.com.