ES&S is an Australian company specialising in meteorological, oceanographic, seismic, environmental and geotechnical products and services.
The Australian service will be made available initially to users of the free WiFi hotspots being installed in the Melbourne CBD (starting with Flinders Street station in March) by Netbay Internet with which GoConnect is partnering to deliver advertising.
GoConnect said: "This service will eventually be extended to all IPTV platforms employed by GoConnect and will be available as a global weather forecasting service."
According to GoConnect: "The weather Channel has 150 million unique consumers across TV, online and mobile, with 30 million multi-platform consumers who are using more than one of their platforms each month."
GoConnect's executive chairman, Richard Li, said: "The IPTV Weather Channel is an online tool to search for weather forecast information for specific locations. Melbourne train commuters will be the first to benefit from this unique and refreshing approach to checking weather forecast.
"Based on the popularity of The Weather Channel and the experience of users in the US of The Weather Channel, we expect the unique features of this service to lead to a significant and rapid uptake by local users."
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