Community ImpactDecember 3, 2015
Weather Channel Partnership
The Weather Channel and Charter Communications Partner on National Philanthropic Initiative
Companies will combat the crisis of unsafe and unhealthy housing in the United States through Connect with Weather and Charter our Community
ATLANTA, GA and STAMFORD, CT – The Weather Channel and Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) announced today that they have partnered in support of Charter our Community, Charter’s national philanthropic initiative. Charter our Community provides education, resources and financial support to improve 25,000 unsafe and unhealthy homes in the Charter footprint by 2020.
Connect with Weather, The Weather Channel’s safety and preparedness program, will be co-branded with Charter our Community and content from each program will be available on the programs’ respective websites, CharterOurCommunity.com and ConnectWithWeather.com. This content will include severe weather preparatory information, homeowner tips and resources, an emergency plan development tool and other interactive features that will help people maintain safe and healthy homes.
Other aspects of the programs will include The Weather Channel spotlighting the stories behind Charter our Community home rebuilding events, which are produced in conjunction with Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing and a Charter our Community partner. The companies will also collaborate on the distribution of needed home health and safety resources.
“The Weather Channel recognizes the critical role that educational and renovation efforts play in the well-being of our communities. We welcome this opportunity to share a joint mission with Charter Communications to provide support to weather-impacted families,” said Dave Shull, CEO of The Weather Channel Television. “From our experience covering storm-ravaged communities, we know that devastated areas increasingly need resources for a safe recovery, and we look forward to working with Charter and contributing to the revival of their affected markets.”
“Charter our Community has been a great success in its first full year. We continue to look for ways in which we can improve the health and safety of homes in the communities in which we live and work,” said Alex Dudley, Senior Vice President of Communications of Charter. “Working with The Weather Channel allows us to share their vast array of educational resources and safety expertise with homeowners who are impacted by weather related incidents.”
Since January 2015, Charter our Community has improved more than 880 homes across the U.S.
The Weather Channel Network: It’s Amazing Out There
For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms. Available in 90 million homes, the network is the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive coverage of any media outlet, and with more than 200 meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather – its expertise is unrivaled. The Weather Channel is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.
About Charter Communications
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter’s advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.
About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing with more than 40 years of experience. Together, with our corporate and community partners, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. Rebuilding Together’s local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Learn more and get involved at rebuildingtogether.org.
The Weather Channel
Be sure to watch the Weather Channel video segment above about Charter our Community