BBC weather contract awarded to MeteoGroup
The BBC has awarded the contract for the provision of its weather services to MeteoGroup from Spring 2017 following a regulated procurement process. MeteoGroup believes it will be a close cultural fit and natural partner of the BBC, sharing its values and vision for the provision of weather data and graphics.
MeteoGroup will provide the highest quality forecasting and state-of-the art graphics solutions for weather services on all BBC platforms, TV, radio, web and mobile, worldwide.
MeteoGroup is a world-leading commercial weather company, headquartered in the UK it has offices in 16 countries employing 450 staff. Quality is at the heart of all its operations and the success of the company internationally has been based on its ability to deliver demonstrably better weather forecasts and solutions.
Founded in 1986, MeteoGroup has thirty years’ experience of delivering weather solutions to the media and other weather-critical markets worldwide. Here in the UK, MeteoGroup has more customers than any other commercial weather company, including national broadcasters, regional and national press, energy, offshore and shipping companies. The majority of the UK’s roads network also rely on MeteoGroup's winter forecast services.
Richard Sadler, MeteoGroup Chairman commented “MeteoGroup is honoured to have been chosen to partner with the world's leading broadcaster. The BBC is dedicated to offering the best possible weather service to its audience and it has been a demanding selection process. I am delighted that MeteoGroup has emerged from this process as the successful bidder based on rigorous award criteria, including our forecasting and the quality of our visuals.”
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For further information please contact:
Richard Sadler, MeteoGroup Chairman of the Board via FTI Consulting
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MeteoGroup is one of the world’s leading full-service B2B weather solutions businesses, operating across all sectors where weather impacts decision making. We provide innovative tools and support which assist our customers to communicate weather to the public or to make critical business decisions creating value, saving costs, minimising risk and managing environmental impact. Our team of expert and experienced meteorologists is available 24/7 to deliver the highest quality analysis and advice. With over 450 employees operating in 16 countries across the world, MeteoGroup provides local services to a global audience.
In addition to the weather solutions we provide to corporate, industrial and media customers, MeteoGroup is also the company behind the best-selling mobile apps WeatherPro and MeteoEarth and numerous weather websites.
MeteoGroup is backed by General Atlantic, one of the largest private investments firms in the world whose focus is building industry leaders in high growth sectors.
I am delighted that MeteoGroup has emerged from this process as the successful bidder based on rigorous award criteria, including our forecasting and the quality of our visuals.