XM WX Named Official Weather Provider of the World Billfish Series
February 14, 2007

XM WX Satellite Weather, the leader in satellite-delivered weather for mariners, is now the official Weather Provider for the World Billfish Series as the newest sponsor of the WBS World Tour, a series comprised of over 50 of billfishing’s top tournaments. XM WX Satellite Weather will also have extensive on-site promotions during five of the prestigious World Billfish Series tournaments throughout the United States in order to give participants a closer look at this amazing service.


Localized XM WX Satellite Weather data will be shown on various displays at each of the five tournaments. Before heading out on the water to compete, anglers will be able to interact with the display units, accessing real-time information like High Resolution Radar, Lightning Strikes, Sea Surface Temperatures, and the latest product for the XM WX service - a fish location forecast service (Fish Forecast).

Having this information readily available is not only valuable on the water for weather situational awareness but it also gives anglers a competitive advantage.  In addition, because the weather data is transmitted over XM’s powerful S-band, dual-redundancy satellite system, boaters are provided with unmatched service reliability throughout the continental United States and coastal waters, regardless of prevailing weather.

“We are very proud to have XM WX Satellite Weather on board as our Official Weather Provider,” said WBS President and CEO Jim Simons. “It’s an amazing system that offers anglers, captains and crews not only the most up-to-date information on where to fish but also with clear view of current and forecasted weather conditions. With boats venturing out farther from port than ever before, knowing the most accurate weather picture is vital, so we look forward to working closely with XM WX Satellite Weather in the near future to ensure the success of this program.”

The five tournaments hosting XM WX Satellite Weather include the Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament (Florida), Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic (Biloxi, MS), White Marlin Open (Ocean City, MD), Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament (Manteo, NC), and the Mid-Atlantic $500,000 (Cape May, NJ).  Each of these individual tournaments are a part of the prestigious World Billfish Series in which over 30,000 anglers compete. For more information on the WBS World Tour, please visit www.worldbillfishseries.com

About XM WX Satellite Weather

XM WX Satellite Weather is a comprehensive graphical weather data service offered by XM Satellite Radio and WxWorx Inc., an affiliate of Baron Services (the nation's leading provider of analytical weather services to the TV broadcast and emergency management industries). XM WX sets the new standard for provision of much-needed weather information to mobile markets, with a comprehensive offering of weather products presenting precipitation, wind, lightning, visibility, sea conditions, hazardous weather data and more to the aviation, marine and emergency response markets. The combination of more detailed and comprehensive weather data, continuous satellite delivery and exceptional coverage anywhere within the continental United States and neighboring waters is simply unmatched. For additional information about XM WX, visit http://www.XMWXweather.com.