Yearly Archives: 2013

Message from Ken Cole, Executive Producer of Tornado Chasers

First let me thank you for watching and supporting our Tornado Chasers series this year. When we started shooting in early April, we had no idea such an historic tornado season awaited us. All of that changed on May 17th, and as

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

If you are still looking for gifts it’s not too late and we have a couple last minute gift ideas for you.  These gifts are perfect for anyone even mildly interested in weather and storms, science and nature, and the

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2012 Season Now Available in Adaptive Bitrate Streaming, Super HD

We have finished encoding the entire 2012 (first) season of Tornado Chasers in HLS adaptive bitrate streaming with the highest quality available being our 7mbps Super HD encoding.  There has never been a perfect time to go back and binge-watch

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TVN Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s not too late to purchase items through our merchandise store in time for Christmas.  We have limited edition autographed posters, hats, t-shirts, DVDs, and more. For a limited time you can use the discount code DOMINATE to receive 10% off orders of $100 or

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November Weather Summary

The first half of November 2013 was relatively quiet, except for a few storm systems that dumped 1-2 feet of snow at the highest elevations of the northern Rocky Mountains.  The second half of the month was exactly the opposite

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On Demand: Adaptive Bitrate Streaming

Today we launched a new streaming infrastructure for TVNweather On Demand which utilizes HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), a protocol created by Apple. Starting with the 2013 Season of Tornado Chasers you can now experience the same exact quality as our

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New Super HD Download

Starting with the 2013 season of Tornado Chasers you can now download an even higher quality 1080p version called Super HD. This version provides the best quality possible for watching episodes of Tornado Chasers. It is encoded at a bit

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Watching Tornado Chasers on TV

Just because Tornado Chasers is delivered through the web via streaming and DRM-free downloads doesn’t mean that you are confined to watching the series on your computer.  In fact there are several ways you can watch on your TV which

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Dropbox Support

Today we are announcing support for Dropbox integration, allowing you to save DRM-free downloads of Tornado Chasers directly to your own Dropbox account.  In case you are unfamiliar with the service, Dropbox is a great way to easily sync files across

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Higher On Demand Quality

We are experimenting with higher bit rates for 1080p encodes, starting with Episode 1 “Liftoff” of the 2013 Season of Tornado Chasers. For now this only affects the 1080p DRM-free download and Roku streaming.  The video bit rate of this

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