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The Weather Company teams with Twitter to stream eclipse across US

Aug 21 2017

The last time a total solar eclipse crossed the United States was 8 June 1918. That makes the one that’s taking place Monday, 21 August, a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. The Weather Channel’s digital properties and Twitter are going to make the most of it.

“This eclipse is a once-in-a-hundred-year event, and we’re going to party like it’s New Year’s Eve,’” said Neil Katz, head of global content and editor-in-chief for The Weather Company, an IBM Business. “This eclipse is a celestial phenomenon and cultural moment that can’t be missed, and we couldn’t imagine a better partner than Twitter to celebrate this with.”

Starting at noon Eastern time, interactive, live coverage of “Chasing Eclipse 2017” will begin, spanning cities across the US, including Stanley, ID; Carbondale, IL; St. Joseph’s, MO; Alliance, NE; Hopkinsville, KY; McMinnville, OR; Belton, SC; Nashville, TN; and Casper, WY. The coverage will be available via Twitter, the Weather Channel app and weather.com.

In addition to high-resolution and aerial drone footage of the celestial event itself, the stream will also include live updates from viewing parties, interactive social segments and even live coverage of an eclipse-themed wedding.

The Weather Company uses IBM Cloud technology and the Watson Internet of Things (IoT) platform to deliver approximately 25 billion forecasts each day.

The Weather Company, an IBM Business

The Weather Company helps people take action in the face of weather. As part of IBM’s Watson Content & IoT Platform, it powers new possibilities of decision making, informed by billions of data inputs and enabled by leading cognitive technology. The company offers personalized insights and the most accurate forecasts globally to millions of consumers and thousands of marketers and businesses through its business solutions division and its own digital products from The Weather Channel and Weather Underground.

The company delivers around 25 billion forecasts daily. Its products include the world’s most downloaded weather app, a network of 250,000 personal weather stations, a top-20 U.S. website, one of the world’s largest IoT data platforms, and industry-leading business solutions. Weather Means Business™ -- the world’s biggest brands in aviation, energy, insurance, media and government rely on The Weather Company for data, technology platforms and services to help improve decision-making and respond to weather’s impact on business. 

For more information visit: https://twitter.com/hashtag/SolarEclipse2017?src=tren&data_id=tweet%3A899631322519322624

 
For Live Streaming visit:    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-DB5vlYQtg 
https://twitter.com/i/live/885053575251939328

 

Auteur: Courtesy of Maureen Marshall