Weather Channel signs Arris to help it deliver 'future unique content experiences'

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Arris (Nasdaq: ARRS) said it struck a deal with The Weather Channel, which will use its integrated receiver decoders and encoders to help it deliver more regionalized data and linear services.

Weather said it is upgrading its satellite network with the Arris MPEG-4 SE-6000 encoders and decoders, which it will use to deliver programming to affiliates. While the network said the Arris deal gives it technology that could be used to power "future unique content experiences," it didn't detail what type of additional services or content it may offer.

In March, Weather announced a deal with Elemental Technologies to use its Elemental Live video processing system to deliver multiplatform video to subscribers.

"We've worked with ARRIS for years and knew they were ideal to help us optimize bandwidth utilization and ready our network for delivery of more personalized services to the consumer," TWC VP of Localization and Broadcast Engineering George Lott said in a prepared statement.

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