Business Live

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Business Live
Also known as Business Edition with
Tanya Beckett

Business Edition with
Jaime Robertson

Business Live
Created by BBC World News
BBC News Channel
Presented by Tanya Beckett
Jamie Robertson
Sally Bundock
Ben Thompson
Aaron Heslehurst
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio C, Broadcasting House, London / Singapore / New York
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC World News
BBC News Channel
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 1 February 2010 (2010-02-01) (as Business Edition)
1 June 2015 (2015-06-01)(as Business Live)
Preceded by Business Edition with Tanya Beckett
Related shows World News Today
World Business Report
Outside Source
External links

Business Live (Previously Business Edition) is a news programme that premiered on BBC World News on 1 February 2010 as part of a network-wide refresh.[1] The programme is presented by Tanya Beckett (Monday–Thursday) and Jamie Robertson (Friday). The programme examines the inner workings of business, translating complex financial stories to give viewers a clearer understanding of the rapidly changing global economy, and how it will impact on their lives. It also includes the top global news stories of the day as well as weather updates.

Renaming and dropping[edit]

In 2015 the program was relaunched as Business Live with two editions one at 08:30BST/GMT and 20:00BST/GMT. Organinal there was only one morning edition but was expanded to two in November


Business Edition was reduced from 60 to 45 then to a 30-minute structure on 9 November 2010. The programme was replaced with an edition of BBC World News from April 2011. Business Edition with Tanya Beckett returned to BBC World News on 18 June 2012 at 22:00 GMT. This was originally was an edition of World News Today. In June 2015 the program was ended to allow Outside Source and World News Today to be simulcast on the BBC News Channel.

It returned in November 2015 replacing an edition of World News Today under the name Business Live.

About the program[edit]

Morning edition

This edition is presented live from London with 2 presenters & broadcast on BBC News Channel and BBC World News at 0830 GMT/BST (0930 CET). It gives the latest in Europe, Asia closing view, US recap. It uses the World Business Report title, with another music and change the name of World Business Report. Its name sometimes called BizLive for short.

After the top story, the headlines will present from the catwalk. Then, it switch to the presenter sitting at the desk. After that, the catwalk presenter will present the program in the first half of the show, after the markets look, they will join together at the desk with a guest. In the last half, they will have the social media look and then the business papers review. This was the first edition of the program until November when its second edition launch in the evening.

Evening edition

This edition is presented live from London and New York. Tanya Beckett and Michelle Fleury are the main presenters and the show is broadcast at 2000 GMT/BST (2100 CET) only on BBC World News.

During the top stories, the New York presenter will appeared first, then the London presenter at the desk. The headlines intro is the same as the morning edition. The program is mainly presented from the catwalk in Studio C, New Broadcasting House, London. Its ending theme is longer than the morning edition, using a part of the title.


Presenter Role
Sally Bundock Morning BizLive Main Presenter (Mon-Thurs)
Ben Thompson Morning BizLive Main Presenter (Mon-Thurs)
Aaron Heslehurst Morning BizLive Main Presenter (Fri)
Tanya Beckett Evening BizLive London Main Presenter (Monday-Thursday)
Michelle Fleury Evening BizLive New York Main Presenter
Victoria Fritz Evening BizLive London Presenter (Fri) & Relief Morning BizLive Presenter
Susannah Streeter Morning BizLive Relief Presenter
Jamie Robertson Relief BizEdition Presenter
Maryam Moshiri
Juliette Foster
Rico Hizon Singapore presenter
Sharanjit Leyl Singapore presenter
Alice Baxter
Mariko Oi Singapore reporter


External links[edit]