International Expansion Grows to China
AccuWeather International, LLC and Huafeng Media Group, the commercial weather media company owned by the China Meteorological Administration, have formed an historic one-of-a-kind joint venture for the distribution of enhanced weather information in China. The partnership expands AccuWeather’s forecast locations and offers people throughout China enhanced weather forecasts of many kinds never before available in China. The Joint Venture is the only company sanctioned under the Meteorological Law of China to distribute a full and detailed set of official weather information and forecasts of the China Meteorological Administration, and the unique forecasting techniques and Chinese patents of AccuWeather.
The new company, Huafeng-AccuWeather (Beijing) Co., Ltd., will advance, enhance, share, and distribute weather forecasts with AccuWeather’s Superior Accuracy™ for China. As part of the joint venture, AccuWeather will participate in expanding its weather forecasting locations throughout China, offer unique and longer-range forecasts, and form distribution partnerships with Chinese companies.
AccuWeather will deliver products that provide consumers in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau with greater value, including comprehensive longer-range forecasts, as well as hourly forecasts and the patented AccuWeather MinuteCast®. These forecasts are geared for distribution initially for any mobile platform including smart phones, connected cars, wearables, and other emerging platforms. This will provide manufacturers of such devices the only appropriate selection for a weather partner and will completely dovetail with AccuWeather solutions for the rest of the world. AccuWeather will provide additional technological innovations including SmartWarn®, SkyGuard®, AccuWeather StoryTeller®, and location-based patented technology.
“AccuWeather is pleased to introduce a groundbreaking endeavor with China to serve the China market,” said Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather. “AccuWeather’s technical and meteorological innovations, including our unique forecasting products and longer-range forecasts, will provide new value to the people of China. We are committed to providing forecasts with Superior Accuracy that offer the most innovative weather information available, helping people in all parts of the world to make informed decisions, protect their property and business interest, and protect the lives of citizens.”