TORONTO (September 4, 2019) – Canada’s definitive source for business news, BNN Bloomberg celebrates its 20th anniversary of serving Canadian investors and business decision makers with a special edition of MARKET CALL airing today (Wednesday, Sept. 4) at 12 noon ET.
The special looks back on BNN Bloomberg’s evolution over two decades from its initial launch in 1999 as Report on Business Television to its collaboration with Bloomberg LP in 2018 and subsequent re-launch as BNN Bloomberg, Canada’s leading multi-platform business media brand. Today’s Market Call will also feature several of the program’s top guests over the years and focus on the show’s dedicated viewership of Canadian investors.
Coinciding with this milestone, BNN Bloomberg today announced the launch of all-new digital financial data on BNNBloomberg.ca and the BNN Bloomberg app. Powered by Bloomberg, the digital financial data is recognized internationally for its accuracy, depth, and reliability. The thousands of popular stock profile pages on BNN Bloomberg’s website and app now feature a new “Stock Scorecard” on each stock profile, adding metrics like market capitalization, one-year total return, and much more.
Along with the new data, BNN Bloomberg has also launched free real-time data for all TSX Venture exchange stocks, as well as listings from the NEO Exchange (currently presented in real time) and Western Canadian Select (WCS), the benchmark energy price for Canada’s heavy oil industry.
“As we reach this remarkable milestone, BNN Bloomberg continues to find new and innovative ways to deliver vital financial news to investors across the country,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “We are very proud to celebrate BNN Bloomberg’s evolution into Canada’s multi-platform leader in business news coverage, and we’re very excited for the next 20 years.”
“For two decades, we have strived to be the go-to information source for Canadian investors, and along the way we’ve built what was a single channel into an industry-leading brand,” said Grant Ellis, General Manager, BNN Bloomberg. “When we began this journey, we were just trying to stay on the air. Now we reach millions of Canadians each week through our television channel, digital properties, and iHeartRadio Canada stations, including our very own BNN Bloomberg 1410 in Vancouver.”
The channel launched on Sept. 1, 1999 in a small rental studio in downtown Toronto during a time of airline takeovers, sky-high tech stock prices, and a long bull-run for stocks. While these stories seem to be back with a vengeance, change has been the only constant over the last two decades in Canadian business, and BNN Bloomberg has been there every step of the way.
A key component in the organization’s evolution was the launch of its partnership in 2018 with Bloomberg LP, the world leader in business news and data. The partnership saw BNN Bloomberg launch the weekday program BLOOMBERG MARKETS, which is co-produced with Bloomberg Television and distributed around the world. Hosted by Amanda Lang in Toronto and Shery Ahn in New York, the show keeps investors up-to-date with the most important business-focused breaking markets news and information as it happens.