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Monday, July 25, 2005

CBS 46 Atlanta - CBS 46 First In Local Market To Go Wireless!

CBS 46 Atlanta - CBS 46 First In Local Market To Go Wireless!CBS 46 First In Local Market To Go Wireless!
Jul 25, 2005, 11:55 AM

Atlanta news outlet offers cell phone and PDA users exclusive website for local news, weather, sports, movies and more in a quick, easy- to-download format

ATLANTA (July 25, 2005) – CBS 46, a division of Meredith Broadcasting Group (NYSE: MDP) and Atlanta’s home for America’s most watched network is the first in the market to introduce, a new and easy to download website that sends important information to consumer’s mobile devices. As part of an exclusive initiative to offer consumers pertinent information when and where they need it, CBS 46 has created the new service that offers the latest news, weather, sports, finance and movie listings.


CBS46ToGo is a specially designed version of the award winning website that allows easy and quick access of pertinent information to anyone with Internet or texting capabilities. The site does not include any large graphics, pop-up ads or audio that makes downloading traditional sites very slow. PDAs, cell phones or similar hardware devices can access up to the minute information in a user-friendly format through accessing a specific designed wireless site through Wireless Application Protocol (WAP).

Get the local content you want when you want it
From the home page of, users can select between five main content sections: news, weather, sports, finance and movies. Selecting a section will provide additional information. Weather forecasts are provided by either city or zip code, while a choice of local, state, national and World news is available.

The best things in life are free
As with the full version of the website, consumers are not required to pay any fees, register or enter personal information to access CBS46ToGo. Anyone with a wireless provider’s Internet service is able to access the site. Plus, what's made it even more possible to offer this service without extra cost is the sponsorship of our partner on this project, Tim Stewart Ford .

Who can use CBS46ToGo?
Anyone who has Internet access through their cell phone or PDA can use CBS46ToGo. Road warriors will find the new site provides a great way to stay connected to Atlanta regardless of their location, as they can keep up with the latest Braves scores, weather at home or progress on personal stocks.

About CBS 46
CBS 46 is owned and operated by Meredith Corporation. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with core competencies in magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith owns 13 television stations that reach over 9 percent of television households across the country and one radio station: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV (CBS), Phoenix, AZ; KPDX-TV (UPN), Portland, OR; KPTV (FOX), Portland, OR; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, CT; WSMV-TV (NBC), Nashville, TN; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, MO; WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC-Asheville, NC; WNEM-TV (CBS), Flint-Saginaw, MI; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, NV; WFLI-TV, Chattanooga, TN; WSHM, Springfield, MA; and KFXO-CA (FOX), Bend, OR, and radio station WNEM-AM in Saginaw-Bay City, MI. Meredith also has a joint sales agreement for KSMO-TV (WB) in Kansas City, MO.

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