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Bloomberg Television
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Launched1 January 1994;26 years ago (1994-01-01)
Owned by Bloomberg L.P.
Picture formatUS and Canada
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
International feeds
1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feeds)
SloganInternational Exchange Business Finance Money
This Is Bloomberg
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaVarious
Headquarters Bloomberg Tower, 731 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
Bloomberg London
Hong Kong [1]
Formerly calledBloomberg Information TV (1994–1998)
Sister channel(s)See Channels
DirecTV (U.S.)Channel 353 (HD/SD)
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 650
Dish TV (India)Channel 74
Reliance Digital TV (India)Channel 121
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 519
Airtel Digital TV (India)Channel 17
Freesat (UK)Channel 208
Sky (UK & Ireland)Channel 502 (HD)
Sky Italia (Italy)Channel 504
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 783
SKY México Channel 630
OSN (Middle East & North Africa)Channel 415
DStv (Southern Africa)Channel 411
Yes (Israel)Channel 106
Skynindo (Indonesia)Channel 20 (HD 800/77/99)
Channel 2 (C01/C02)
MNC Vision (Indonesia)Channel 338
DishHD (Taiwan)Channel 6520
Cignal (Philippines)Channel 133 (SD)
Dialog TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 40
beIN (Middle East & North Africa)Channel 148
CANAL+ (Myanmar)Channel 181
Sun Direct (India)Channel 650
Optus TV (Australia)Channel 650
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 609 (HD)
Virgin Media 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)
Channel 22
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 708
Cable TV Hong Kong
(Hong Kong)
Channel 128 (HD)
Channel 155 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 812
UPC (Poland)Channel 346
Vodafone TV (Spain)Channel 205
WightFibre (UK)Channel 34
Indihome (Indonesia)Channel 802
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 171
TV di FASTWEB (Italy)Channel 504
Infostrada TV (Italy)Channel 504
Chinese Telecom (Taiwan)Channel 152
Optik TV (Canada)Channel 102
AT&T U-verse (US)Channel 222 (SD)
Channel 1222 (HD)
CHT MOD (Taiwan)Channel 552
Google Fiber (US)Channel 123 (Channel only available in select areas)
Fetch TV (Australia)Channel 182
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 321
Peo TV (Sri Lanka)Channel 160
eir Vision (Ireland)Channel 502
Streaming media
TVPlayer Watch live (UK only)
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

Bloomberg Television (on-air as Bloomberg) is an American-based pay television network centred towards business and capital market programming, owned by Bloomberg L.P. [2] It is distributed globally, reaching over 310 million [3] [4] homes worldwide. It is headquartered in New York City, with European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong.



Most of the channels listed are not directly operated by Bloomberg, but are operated by local companies who franchise the Bloomberg brand and may take some of its English-language programming.

Current channels

Bloomberg Myanmar (Coming Soon)

Former channels

United States service

Bloomberg's U.S. broadcasts are headed by Justin Smith, the CEO of Bloomberg Media Group. Smith replaced Andy Lack, [8] who eventually returned to NBC News. The network also provided funding and studio facilities for the nightly PBS/WNET program Charlie Rose .


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, which was picked up by some broadcast stations in early morning periods to provide a de facto morning business show. 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. [9] 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

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. [10]

On March 9, 2009, the localized 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). [11] 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. [12] 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 [13] and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. [14]

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. [15] The channel offers a mix of locally produced, Mongolian language content as well as English language news from Bloomberg Television.

In February 2015, Bloomberg partnered with Canadian media company Channel Zero to form Bloomberg TV Canada, which featured U.S. Bloomberg Television programming and Canadian-produced studio programs produced from Bloomberg's Brookfield Place studio and other Canadian bureaus. The channel replaced the U.S. service on Canadian television providers. [16] [17] The channel shut down in October 2017, after which Bloomberg entered into a partnership with Bell Media's Business News Network (BNN), to co-brand the channel as BNN Bloomberg, and grant the company rights to distribute its television and radio content in Canada. The co-branded service will augment BNN's existing business day programming with additional Bloomberg programs to handle coverage of international markets, and access to its bureaus. [18] [19] [20]


Live weekday shows

Weekday schedule begins Sunday 6pm (ET), 11pm (UK), Monday 12am (CET) and 6am (HK). Weekend schedule begins on Friday/Saturday at the same times.

Asia based program

US ET (Sun-Thu) UK HK ProgramAnchor
Bloomberg Daybreak AustraliaHaidi Lun (Sydney), Shery Ahn (New York) and Sophie Kamaruddin (Hong Kong)
Bloomberg Daybreak AsiaHaidi Lun (Sydney), Shery Ahn (New York) and Sophie Kamaruddin (Hong Kong)
Bloomberg Markets: China OpenTom Mackenzie (Beijing), Yvonne Man and David Ingles (Hong Kong)
Bloomberg MarketsDavid Ingles, Yvonne Man, Rishaad Salamat (Hong Kong) and Haslinda Amin (Singapore)

Middle East based

US ET UK HK ProgramAnchor
Europe & Asia only
Bloomberg Daybreak Middle East
Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny (Dubai), Tracy Alloway (Hong Kong)

Bloomberg Europe

US ET UK HK ProgramAnchor
Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
Nejra Cehic (London) and Manus Cranny (Dubai)
Bloomberg Markets: European Open
Anna Edwards (London) and Matt Miller (Berlin)
Bloomberg Markets: European Close
Vonnie Quinn (New York) and Guy Johnson (London)

New York production

US ET UK HK ProgramAnchor
4p-5p and 6-7p only in Asia
Bloomberg Surveillance
Tom Keene (New York) and Francine Lacqua (London)
Bloomberg Daybreak Americas
Alix Steel
Bloomberg: The Open
Jonathan Ferro
Bloomberg Markets
Vonnie Quinn (New York) and Guy Johnson (London)
US/Asia only
Balance of Power
David Westin
Bloomberg Markets (Mon/Tues) or Weekly Special Programming (Weds-Fri)
Vonnie Quinn (Mon/Tues) or various (Weds-Fri)
Bloomberg Markets
Vonnie Quinn/Shery Ahn (New York) and Amanda Lang (Toronto, with BNN Bloomberg)
Bloomberg Markets: The Close
Scarlet Fu and Caroline Hyde
What'd You Miss?
Romaine Bostick, Caroline Hyde and Joe Weisenthal
US ET UK HK ProgramAnchor
Bloomberg Technology
Emily Chang

Weekly shows


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Bloomberg Europe studio

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 shown pro-Labour Party bias. [21] This occurred because of 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

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.[ citation needed ]

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.[ citation needed ]

On Monday September 22, 2014, Bloomberg Television dropped the long-standing live stock ticker as part of the new on screen information format. No reason for this was given.[ citation needed ]

Other platforms

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, [22] and Twitter. [23] [24] Rebroadcasts of news and other special programs 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] Apple TV. It is also available for free viewing on Pluto TV streaming service. [27]

As of February 2019, the audio simulcast of Bloomberg TV is distributed on Entercom's website and app. [28]

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