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OFFERS MOBILE TEXT MESSAGE FORECASTS
FOR RELIEF WORKERS
ATLANTA, September 9, 2005 – To assist in planning relief efforts,
Weather Channel Interactive has made mobile text message weather
available at no charge for relief workers in the Gulf Coast region.
needing a forecast can simply text the city name or zip code to
(78676) for a 36-hour forecast or add NOW and a space before the
or zip code to receive a text message with current conditions.
The Weather Channel and its partner Mobile Media have made the service
available due to text messaging service being more available than
some areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina. The service is available
most major providers and standard carrier text message fees will apply.
About Mobile Media
The Mobile Media Company is the leading producer and global distributor
branded, made-for-mobile entertainment, interactive TV formats and
marketing concepts. The Company currently engages with an audience
500 million mobile throughout Europe, North America, South America
Pacific, working in partnership with mobile network and portal
media companies and brand managers and agencies. Mobile Media is
headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices and technology development
centres in UK, Romania, Hong Kong, China and the US. For more
please visit: www.mobilemedia.com or send an e-mail to
About The Weather Channel Interactive
weather.com, a product of The Weather Channel Interactive and the
of The Weather Channel, is the ultimate source of weather on the Web.
site helps users plan their lives by delivering timely current
expert forecasts and relevant lifestyle content for 98,000 locations
worldwide. weather.com reaches more than 25 million unique users each
and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information.
content is currently ranked the 10th most popular according to
Nielsen//NetRatings. The Weather Channel Interactive is the leading
of broadband and wireless weather products and also provides consumers
unique and customizable products such as Desktop Weather by The Weather
Channel and Notify! by The Weather Channel, a personalized weather