The News On 6 Tackles A New Frontier In Weather Coverage
Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 9:10 pm
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Tuesday marked a milestone for The News On 6. For the first time ever, our severe weather coverage was streamed live on kotv.com. Every time News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer cut into programming during Tuesday afternoon's severe weather those cut-ins were also broadcast live on kotv.com. The idea is to keep you safe at work and other places where you may not have access to a television. The News On 6â€™s Chris Wright reports Griffin New Media has been working for the past several months to get kotv.com ready for weather events like Tuesdayâ€™s.
The streaming is pretty simple. Any time Travis was on-air, a weather alert graphic replaced the video graphic in the E-Clips section of the website. All you had to do was click on Travis' picture, and you could watch the live cut-ins.
Griffin New Media says the debut of the streaming video went well, and they hope it will help keep more people informed during severe weather.
"The goal at The News On 6 is to provide information to Oklahomans wherever they're at,â€ said Griffin New Media Operations Manager Nikki Howell. â€œWe thought it was important that when severe weather happened, that if people were in the office, that they could see what was happening."
The streaming video will be used during severe weather from now on, so the next time there is severe weather just log onto kotv.com.
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