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Arirang TV develops weather reporting system using live CCTV footage Updated: 2021-05-31 19:50:09 KST

Heavy rain, freezing blizzards and strong winds from typhoons South Korea's weather can occasionally turn dangerous.
To help keep English-speakers in South Korea aware of storms and other natural disasters Arirang TV will from June be able to show live footage from closed-circuit cameras across the country.

(Korean - )
"We've established a system to broadcast weather for foreigners living in South Korea by connecting to CCTV for disaster monitoring. It took seven months to prepare, and development took two months."

With a click of few buttons the 24-hour monitoring software will project selected locations into the studio.
Live footage comes from 35 spots across the country, from South Korea's southernmost island Marado to Ulleungdo in the middle of the East Sea.
13 cameras are located within urban areas 2 of them are in mountain valleys 5 of them monitoring rivers and 15 at coastal areas such as beaches and ports.
Of course this is especially good news for Arirang TV's weathercaster.

(English - )
"I've always wished there were better ways to deliver the reports other than just temperature, numbers and words, but now with Arirang's Disaster CCTV broadcasting system, we can present accurate and more reliable weather and information to international community."

This is not the first attempt by Arirang TV to update viewers on natural disasters.
It has already been continuously developing and carrying out disaster broadcasting systems, establishing the English Disaster Broadcasting Online System in 2019, and the English Disaster Broadcasting Radio Text to Speech and Mobile Disaster Information System in 2020.
Kim Do-yeon, Arirang News.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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