MGN Online and AccuWeather Partner to Offer Mobile Generated News(R) (MoGN) on AccuWeather's StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution

CARDIFF BY THE SEA, Calif., July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MGN Online, America's #1 resource for Still and Animated News Graphics, announces a new relationship to share User Generated Content from Mobile Generated News® (MoGN) with StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen by AccuWeather.

"This new relationship with AccuWeather StoryTeller is a great fit for both companies," said Gill Davis, President/CEO of MGN Online. "We're thrilled to provide our Mobile Generated News® to enhance the StoryTeller TouchScreen display strengthening the enhanced UGC coverage, and putting stories literally at the fingertips of News Anchors and Reporters."

The StoryTeller Interactive TouchScreen Solution has become the hottest on-air tool at broadcast stations across the country, including 14 of the top 15 markets. Now, local content from Citizen Journalists can be shown on the StoryTeller Interactive TouchScreen in addition to displaying graphical images for News, Sports, Traffic, Weather, Live Polling, Charts and Graphs, 3-D Models, Crime, Elections, Entertainment and weather forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. The StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution is the revolutionary interactive solution for the entire newsroom that speaks directly to viewers.

Mobile Generated News® (MoGN) offers local Media Outlets with a simple way to Gather, Store, & Display User Generated Content (UGC) through a cost-effective Crowdsourcing Platform. MoGN enables News Media outlets to source UGC from a variety of places including Citizen Journalists within their communities. The MoGN Platform includes a "White Label" App or our affiliates may release their own "Branded App" using their own news organizations' logos. The Mobile Generated News® platform is also easily integrated into existing Mobile Apps. Either way, MoGN gathers trending UGC, drives traffic to websites, social media accounts, and connects News Organizations directly with their communities.

"To stay ahead of the competition, local TV stations must revolutionize traditional media models by bringing new experiences to their broadcasts. The most targeted and timely UGC content is part of the latest TV News experience and MoGN is an important driver in bringing compelling user content to StoryTeller viewers," said Loren Tobia, Vice President of Sales for AccuWeather's Display Systems and Services division. "Working with leading technology partners like MoGN, StoryTeller incorporates the next level of interactivity and visual excitement into high-tech, on-air presentations that attract and engage audiences at a more personalized and local level than ever before."

About StoryTeller

AccuWeather is a global leader in digital media, developing award-winning AccuWeather apps and partnering with all major manufacturers of mobile devices, serving over 10 billion data requests every day. AccuWeather has applied this digital expertise to develop the unique StoryTeller Interactive Touchscreen Solution, the only tool of its kind for the entire newsroom that brings every story to life in all-new compelling, interactive, and engaging ways. Interactive content available on StoryTeller includes weather with Superior Accuracy(tm) from AccuWeather, live polling, sports, social media, traffic, crime, special events, and more. StoryTeller Touchscreen Solution is used in newsrooms across North America, including 14 of the top 15 U.S. markets, as well as in China, Belgium, Nigeria, and South America with a global audience reach of over 100 million U.S. viewers and more than 300 million worldwide.

About MGN Online

MGN Online is America's premier resource for Still and Animated News Graphics, with a wideranging client roster of Affiliates extending across television, newspaper, web, mobile and multimedia platforms. MGN Online currently provides over 750 U.S. media outlets with their daily News Graphics, Photos and Elements. Subscribers are given unlimited access to an extensive library/database of quality Still and Animated News Graphics. MGN Online serves newscasts, webcasts, newspapers, web radio and other News and Information services 24/7 through its innovative content creation, storage and distribution facilities. MGN Online is a division of Multimedia Graphic Network Inc., founded in 1982 and based in Cardiff by the Sea, California.

CONTACT: Jeff Wald Executive Director Mobile Generated News(R) 323-900-6131 jeff@mgnonline.comSource: MGN Online