Weathernews Brings Football Fans Stadium Skyline Images and Up-to-the-Minute Weather Reports

BEDMINSTER, NJ — WHAT: ATTENTION FOOTBALL ENTHUSIASTS: Tailgaters are equipped with beer, franks and footballs when going to a football game. They should also be mindful of what the weather is going to be like in preparation for watching their favorite teams play. In an effort to help football fans across the country, Weathernews will feature "Stadium Skylines"--a football stadium photograph of your city of choice along with actual current sky conditions delivered to subscribers' mobile phones.

Fantasy football fans will also benefit from the Weathernews service. Have you ever started a kicker or quarterback in Green Bay in December, only to watch them struggle? When deciding which players on your fantasy team start or ride the bench this week, it may be best to consider weather conditions at the stadium.

The addition of "Stadium Skylines" makes Weathernews' official weather reports and up-to-the-minute forecasts for each pro team's home city a useful and essential tool for football and fantasy fans. Weathernews, the leading provider of wireless weather forecasts and information, allows football buffs to be prepared for whatever weather comes their way this football season.

The Weathernews service is available now from Verizon Wireless on select Mobile Web 2.0SM and Get It Now®-capable handsets. Get Weathernews through Mobile Web 2.0 by simply registering for the service on your Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset. Or, access Weathernews on Get It Now-capable phones for $2.99 monthly access or a one-day free demo. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $5.00 monthly access, plus airtime.

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FOR WHOM: Jim Straight, vice president of wireless data and Internet services for Verizon Wireless said, "Football has a huge following, and our customers are avid fans. With Stadium Skylines on Mobile Web from Verizon Wireless, Weathernews highlights how the weather can impact games - and fans' enjoyment of them. Now, when they plan to go to a football game, they can use Weathernews on Mobile Web to decide whether they will need to bring some cold refreshments for the tailgate party or some hot chocolate. It's a fun, useful application that can help our subscribers make the most out of the NFL season."

VISUAL: "Stadium Skyline" image on a mobile phone equipped with the Weathernews service.

INTERVIEWS: Weathernews Americas Inc. executives available upon request.

WHEN:Throughout football season.

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