Germantown, Md. – Earth Networks, the Germantown-based owner of WeatherBug products and services, said it has signed a deal with ESPN to provide the cable sports network with live weather data from sports venues around the country.
Through the agreement, ESPN will use WeatherBug’s real-time conditions, forecasts, alerts and breaking weather news during TV broadcasts, as well as through its website and Internet radio broadcasts. The service also will feature live shots from weather and camera stations placed at or near sports facilities such as Chicago’s Wrigley Field; Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.; Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Ken. and Congressional Country Club in Bethesda.
“Weather affects every aspect of the game including logistics and operations, field conditions, spectator safety and athlete performance,” said Bob Marshall, the president and CEO of Earth Networks. “It is imperative to have the most live, local information for the stadium or venue to understand precise conditions at that specific location.”
This article was also published in Potomac Tech Wire.