Bloomberg Television

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Bloomberg Television
Bloomberg Television logo.svg
Bloomberg Television logo
Launched January 1, 1994
Owned by Bloomberg L.P.
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
Slogan International Exchange Business Finance Money
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide (not available in Vietnam)
Headquarters Bloomberg Tower
731 Lexington Avenue,
New York City;
London; and
Hong Kong[1]
Formerly called Bloomberg Information TV (1994–1998)
Sister channel(s) See Channels
Website www.bloomberg.tv
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV (U.S.) Channel 353 (HD/SD)
Dish Network (U.S.) Channel 203 (HD/SD)
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 650
Digital+ (Spain) Channel 74
Digiturk (Turkey) Channel 121
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 519
NTV Plus (Russia) Channel ?
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 502
Freesat (UK) Channel 208
Sky Italia (Italy) Channel 504
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 161
SKY México Channel 630
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 415
DStv (South Africa) Channel 411
Yes (Israel) Channel 106
aora (Indonesia) Channel 712
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 338
DishHD (Taiwan) Channel 6520
Cignal Digital TV (Philippines) Channel 43
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 6
Cable
Foxtel (Australia) Channel 650
Optus TV (Australia) Channel 650
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 609
UPC Ireland Channel 240
UPC Romania Channel 425 (digital with DVR)
TV di FASTWEB (Italy) Channel 504
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 70 (French), Channel 64 (English)
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel 153 (digital CH-D)
TelstraClear InHomeTV
(New Zealand)
Channel 96
VTR Globalcom
(Chile)
Channel 370
First Media
(Indonesia)
Channel 231
SkyCable
(Philippines)
Channel 30 (Digital)
Destiny Cable
(Philippines)
Channel 30 (Digital)
Cablelink
(Philippines)
Channel 22
StarHub TV
(Singapore)
Channel 708
Cable TV Hong Kong
(Hong Kong)
Channel 77
Verizon FiOS (U.S.) Channel 104 (SD)
Channel 604 (HD)
IPTV
TV di FASTWEB (Italy) Channel 504
Infostrada TV (Italy) Channel 504
Chinese Telecom (Taiwan) Channel 79
Optik TV (Canada) Channel 102
AT&T U-verse (USA) Channel 222 (SD)
Channel 1222 (HD)
UniFi (Malaysia) Channel 421
CHT MOD (Taiwan) Channel 113
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 171
Google Fiber (USA) Channel 123
Fetch TV (Australia) Channel 182
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 321
Streaming media
Livestation Watch (Free, 502 Kbit/s)
RadixTV 20[2]
iWanTV! (Philippines) Watch Live
WCETV Free Online Stream
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

Bloomberg Television is an American-based international cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by Bloomberg L.P.[3] It is distributed globally, reaching over 310 million[4][5] homes worldwide. It is primarily headquartered in New York City, with European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong.[1]

Channels[edit]

Current channels[edit]

Former channels[edit]

United States service[edit]

Bloomberg's U.S. broadcasts are headed by Andy Lack, the Chairman of Bloomberg Media Group.[9] The network also provides funding and studio facilities for the nightly PBS/WNET program Charlie Rose.

History[edit]

Bloomberg Television first launched in the United States on January 1, 1994 under the name Bloomberg Information TV, before it was shortened to its current name in 1998. Shortly after Bloomberg's launch, the now-defunct American Independent Network carried a simulcast of the channel at various times each weekday from 1995 to 1997. The network's morning pre-opening bell programming was also aired on the USA Network, simulcasted in a paid programming arrangement with the channel until 2004, when that network dropped the simulcast months before the NBC Universal merger was consummated, due to concerns that USA would then air the coverage of a competitor to future sister network CNBC. The simulcast then moved to E! (which became NBCUniversal-owned in January 2011 due to that company's purchase by Comcast), where it remained until the simulcast ended in January 2009, when the network had expanded its reach on digital cable systems enough to discontinue the simulcast. During its time on E!, the 5-8 a.m. block was the most watched period for the network, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Bloomberg Television's U.S. network debuted a new graphics package in January 2009. This current scheme was first used on the network's now-defunct pre-market program, Starting Bell, before the new graphics expanded to all of the network's programs on February 17, 2009. Also on that date, Bloomberg U.S. revamped its weekday programming lineup (see "Programs on Bloomberg" below).

In October 2009, Bloomberg Television debuted another new graphics package.[clarification needed] In 2011, Bloomberg Television announced a strategic relationship with Gas Station TV (GSTV) to deliver personal finance and business news to more than 27 million viewers each month at GSTV pumps.

Bloomberg launched a high definition simulcast feed on May 9, 2011, with Time Warner Cable as the first provider to carry it.[10] In mid-April 2013, DIRECTV started carrying Bloomberg HD.

As of July 2014, Bloomberg Television's standard-definition feed now shows a down-scaled version of its native HD feed, with the 16:9 letterbox picture on its 4:3 SD feed.

International channels[edit]

In February 2009, Bloomberg Television announced that it would cease operating some of the international variations of the channel, placing a greater focus on a more international Bloomberg channel.[11]

On March 9, 2009, the localised channels available in Germany, France, Italy and Spain ceased operations. Today, throughout Europe, the original pan-European version of Bloomberg Europe (International) is available on cable and digital television providers.

Since March 9, 2009, Bloomberg Television utilizes its existing international production teams in Hong Kong (Bloomberg Asia), Europe (Bloomberg Europe) and America (Bloomberg), adding a more global feel to the channel. Bloomberg International provides programming from Hong Kong in the early morning, produced by Bloomberg Asia (International), from London in the late morning, produced by Bloomberg Europe (International), and from its main headquarters in New York City in the afternoon. Each Bloomberg receives localized advertising and a relevant business news ticker on screen.

Bloomberg Japan ceased broadcasting on April 30, 2009. The channel was then replaced by Bloomberg Asia (International).[12] Bloomberg Japan's Japanese language print newsroom and website continue to operate as normal. In June 2009, the Japanese service began running small on-air segments in cooperation with BS-Fuji Television. In October 2009, segments produced with the Tokyo Broadcasting System were added.[13] Bloomberg Brazil and Bloomberg Latin America were integrated into the global Bloomberg channel during 2009.

Bloomberg is an associate member of the Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association [14] and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.[15]

In November 2011, Bloomberg announced the formation of "Bloomberg TV Mongolia" in partnership with Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia (TDB), the oldest and one of the largest commercial banks in Mongolia.[16] The channel offers a mix of locally produced, Mongolian language content as well as English language news from Bloomberg Television.

In February 2015, it was reported that Bloomberg had partnered with Channel Zero to launch Bloomberg TV Canada later in the year; it will feature a mix of Canadian-produced programs and news coverage produced from an expansion of its existing studio at Toronto's Brookfield Place, and Bloomberg's other Canadian bureaus, with the remainder of its programming sourced from the U.S. version. The studio's expanded staff will also produce multi-platform content for Bloomberg's other platforms. The service will launch as an "exempted" Category B service, meaning that it will not immediately require approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch until it reaches 200,000 subscribers, and will replace Bloomberg TV U.S. on existing providers.[17][18][19]

Programs[edit]

United States[edit]

Daily shows

Weekly shows

  • Best of West with Emily Chang and Cory Johnson
  • Bloomberg Brink with Sam Grobart and Rachel Crane
  • Bloomberg Enterprise
  • Bloomberg Game Changers
  • Bloomberg Pursuits
  • Inside...
  • Studio 1.0 with Emily Chang
  • Titans at the Table with Betty Liu

Asia-Pacific[edit]

Daily shows

  • First Up with Angie Lau
  • Trending Business with Rishaad Salamat
  • Asia Edge with Angie Lau and Rishaad Salamat

Weekly shows

  • Asia’s Business
  • High Flyers with Haslinda Amin

EMEA[edit]

Daily shows

  • Countdown with Anna Edwards, Mark Barton and Manus Cranny
  • On the Move with Jonathan Ferro
  • The Pulse with Francine Lacqua and Guy Johnson
  • Bloomberg Politics: U.K. Election with Anna Edwards and Guy Johnson

Weekly shows

  • Africa in Focus with Uche Okoronkwo
  • Africa Trending with Ayesha Durgahee
  • African Business Weekly with Eleni Giokos and Uche Okoronkwo
  • Nigeria in Focus with Uche Okoronkwo

Monthly shows

  • African Women to Watch with Uche Okoronkwo
  • Invest DRC with Eleni Giokos
  • Leading Africa with Eleni Giokos

Controversy[edit]

A studio shot of Bloomberg Europe.

In the United Kingdom, Bloomberg Television was severely reprimanded for breach of Ofcom rules during the 2005 UK national (General) election. Bloomberg was found to have showed pro-Labour Party bias.[20] This occurred due to a breach of British law. In the run up to a general election, television channels must provide equal time to all major political parties. Bloomberg covered the release by the Labour Party of their so-called "Business Manifesto", but did not provide counterbalancing air time to the Conservatives or Liberal Democrats.

Datascreen and news ticker[edit]

Bloomberg was well known for using a datascreen format that occupied most of the television screen and the camera shots. Until 1998, Bloomberg did not have a moving ticker. Instead, it had boxes that were dedicated to world news, as well as weather conditions in selected cities, in addition to market data which was confined to the bottom of the screen. This changed gradually to focus more on business news. The data screen was reformatted several times to include a moving stock ticker and accommodate new graphics.

The datascreen format was phased out in late 2007, where the programs were seen almost in full-screen with the ticker and headlines bar confined to the lower part of the screen. However, Bloomberg HD (available in the US only) features more data boxes on the right side of the screen compared to its SD counterpart. This effectively makes on-screen presentation on Bloomberg HD resemble the pre-2007 datascreen.

On Monday 22 September Bloomberg Television dropped the long-standing live stock ticker as part of the new on screen information format. No reason for this was given.

Other platforms[edit]

The widespread growth of mobile devices and social media have influenced sites such as Bloomberg to expand its news platforms into other areas. Bloomberg Television offers some off-air news updates via social media including Facebook,[21] Google+,[22][23] and Twitter.[24] Rebroadcasts of news and other special programmes are additionally aired on the station's official YouTube channel "Bloomberg Television".[25] On mobile devices, Bloomberg Television released an app available for the iPad.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bloomberg Television on DISH Network". DISH. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  2. ^ RadixTV. "Radix TV". Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ Stelter, Brian (3 September 2007). "Picking Up the Pace in Business TV". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bloomberg L.P. | About - Company, Products & Services, Contacts". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  5. ^ "David Plouffe Joins Bloomberg TV". Bloomberg. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Media Research Asia.com - Bloomberg To Launch Australian Feed". 'Media Research Asia'. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  7. ^ "Bloomberg luncurkan siaran televisi berbahasa Indonesia". 'BBC Indonesia'. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  8. ^ "Bloomberg TV Africa readies for launch". 'RapidTVNews'. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  9. ^ Hume, Tim (June 16, 2011). "Andrew Morse named head of Bloomberg TV". TV Newser. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ "HD Launch On Time Warner Cable Puts Bloomberg Television In Focus | Cable Television News | Broadcast Syndication | Programming". Multichannel.com. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  11. ^ Mark Sweney and Stephen Brook (2009-02-04). "Bloomberg cuts back TV service as it axes 100 jobs | Media | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  12. ^ "Bloomberg.co.jp". Archived from the original on 2007-01-04. 
  13. ^ "ブルームバーグ・メディア | 金融メディア一覧". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  14. ^ "Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association - - Associate Members". Cctanet.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  15. ^ "Territory and Co-op Channels - Caribbean Cable Cooperative, Ltd". Cctvcoop.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  16. ^ "Bloomberg Announces Formation of Bloomberg TV Mongolia". Bloomberg. November 1, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Bloomberg Television set to launch Canadian channel this spring". Financial Post. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Bloomberg to launch Canadian business TV channel". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  19. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Channel Zero to launch Bloomberg TV Canada this year". Cartt.ca. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "Ofcom Content Sanctions Committee" (PDF). Ofcom.org. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  21. ^ Bloomberg Television on Facebook
  22. ^ Bloomberg News on Google+
  23. ^ Bloomberg TV on Google+
  24. ^ Bloomberg Television on Twitter
  25. ^ Television Bloomberg Television's channel on YouTube
  26. ^ bloomberg-tv+ at iTunes Preview

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America[edit]