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October 1, 2019

The Weather Channel Now Available On Frndly TV

Television Network Is Platform’s Inaugural Launch Partner

Today, The Weather Channel television network announced a partnership with Frndly TV, the first-of-its-kind family-friendly live TV streaming service. The television network is one of the platform’s inaugural partners, with its content and programming now available to all Frndly TV subscribers as part of the OTT platform’s core service starting at $5.99 per month. 

“We are excited to be a part of America’s first-ever family friendly streaming service. Frndly TV’s addition of The Weather Channel is a strategic opportunity to continue to grow our reach and audiences across the OTT landscape wherever they consume content,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Entertainment Studios.

Frndly TV provides quality content in the vMVPD space with family-oriented programming at a reasonable price. As the first live streaming service available under $10 per month, Frndly TV was built from the ground up and created with the heart of America in mind. In addition to The Weather Channel, Frndly TV’s core service package includes the Hallmark Channel, Game Show Network, and many more networks, and is available on Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Mac, PC, iOS and Android platforms..

With The Weather Channel as part of Frndly TV’s lineup, Frndly customers will have access to real-time weather information and the best-in-class live field coverage of severe storms.  For example: 

  • 53 million viewers tuned to The Weather Channel during its coverage of Hurricane Dorian, and the network outperformed Fox News and CNN during the height of the storm. 
  • The Weather Channel recently won News & Documentary Emmy® Award for its Immersive Mixed Reality (IMR) storytelling. The network won in the category, Outstanding Science, Medical or Environmental Report for its ground-breaking segment, “Dangers of Tornadoes Depicted through Immersive Mixed Reality”. 
  • In the 2019 Beta Research Study released in September, The Weather Channel ranked as a Top 3 "Must-Have" Network for both men and women and is the only network to rank so high among both audiences. 

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About The Weather Channel

Since its launch over 35 years ago, The Weather Channel television network has become the top-rated and most widely distributed weather network in America. The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather, its expertise is unrivaled. The network posted its highest ratings in its history during 2017’s historic Hurricane Irma and was the highest-rated cable network during recent hurricanes Harvey and Michael. In 2019, The Weather Channel was awarded an Emmy for its coverage of its new Immersive Mixed Reality technology. For nine years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year,” and in 2018, the Ipsos poll ranked The Weather Channel as the most trusted name in news media.

About Frndly TV 

Frndly TV is the first sub $10 live over-the-top television service built from the ground up with the American Family in mind.  Starting at only $5.99/mo, it offers 12 top rated live TV networks including Hallmark Channel, Game Show Network, The Weather Channel, and Outdoor Channel. Frndly TV delivers positive, uplifting family friendly programming in an app that is simple to use and gives its customers the ability to watch TV how they want, when they want. It offers a traditional linear TV guide with the added ability to Look Back 72 hours and watch any show that previously aired on any channel. It also gives its customers the ability to watch over one thousand On Demand titles or record their favorite shows with an unlimited cloud DVR. Frndly TV customers can watch at home on their big screen TV with Roku, Amazon Fire, or Chromecast, or on-the-go with Android and iOS mobile apps. Frndly TV delivers family friendly content at an even friendlier price with low monthly plans and no contracts or commitments. Discounted annual plans are also available. Welcome to Worry-Free TV. 

For more information, please visit: www.frndlytv.com and www.weathergroup.com

Contact: Katie Shufford, The Weather Channel: 770-226-2781, katie.shuford@weathergroup.com