Allen Media Group announced today that a new streaming service, The Weather Channel Plus, will launch later this year. The service will cost $4.99/month and will feature over 50 news and entertainment channels.
“The Weather Channel has been voted the most-trusted news brand in America for eleven consecutive years, and the fifth most-trusted brand in America overall, which makes it the perfect brand for a direct-to-consumer streaming platform,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “We’ve aggregated some of the best news and entertainment content while keeping it affordable and accessible at the same time. We are highly confident that consumers will enjoy The Weather Channel Plus streaming service for decades to come.”
Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group says the service will be available on “all devices–including smartphones, tablets, smart televisions, gaming consoles, as well as personal computers and laptops” though no specific devices were listed. AMG expects the service to reach 30 million subscribers within its first five years.