Weather Channel becomes AOL's premier weather provider

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America Online and the Weather Channel Web site,, today announced a multiyear agreement making the premier weather information provider to all AOL services including AOL,, Netscape Netcenter and AOL will receive promotion on the Weather Channel cable network and in other promotional outlets. In related news, AOL struck a deal with to supply AOL users with music for purchase and download on AOL's ICQ, Spinner and Winamp services. and the ICQ, Spinner and Winamp brands will cross-promote digital music products through reciprocal links, Web advertising and other marketing initiatives. also will develop co-branded sites with ICQ, Spinner and Winamp for downloadable music. Under the non-exclusive, three-year agreement, will pay AOL a fixed marketing fee as well as a share of transaction revenue.

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