KRON Channel 4 announced today (Jan. 30) that is has signed a deal to have its news, weather, sports and traffic reports broadcast directly to mobile subscribers as part of a service that will be rolled out in the Bay Area in the next two months. KRON’S reports will be delivered by the WNI Network, a Tokyo-based weather forecaster which is expanding into the United States. Wireless carriers will offer their customers WNI’s “LiveLocal” mobile application, featuring KRON’s reports, for $4.99 per month. “By joining the WNI Network, we are using the latest mobile technologies to enable our viewers to watch our local programming at their convenience,” said KRON President and GM Mark Antonitis. The Press Club reported Jan. 18 that Gannett bought a stake in Palo Alto’s 4INFO, a company that specializes in sending news to cell phones (scroll down for item).

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