BNN Closes 2012 with Special Year-End Programming

— December 11, 2012

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Toronto (December 11, 2012) – Starting today, Business News Network, Canada’s go-to source for business news, delivers a slate of special year-end programming that rounds up 2012’s top innovators, newsmakers of the year, most successful pitches, best market calls, and more. The special programming kicks-off with THE INNOVATIVE EDGE, airing tonight at 8 p.m. ET on BNN. 

Complete details for BNN’s year-end programming schedule are as follows:

THE INNOVATIVE EDGE – Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET 
BNN anchor Michael Hainsworth follows Canada’s most innovative companies at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), an exclusive one-day forum where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and facilitators converge to accelerate growth in the Canadian economy. Held last November at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Hainsworth tracks Canada’s Top 20 most innovative companies in this 30-minute special as they participate in a live competition for top spot.

PASSION CAPITAL – Monday, Dec. 24 5p.m. ET
Catherine Murray rounds up Canada’s Top 10 “Passion Capitalists” - leaders and organizations that have achieved long-term success by creating passion capital, which includes the energy, intensity, and sustainability needed to generate superior results. In this half-hour special, Murray explores what enables small start-ups to compete with large multinationals, and large multinationals to stay relevant over time.

THE BEST OF THE PITCH – Friday, Dec. 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET 
Hosted by Andrew BellBNN’s THE PITCH sees up and coming entrepreneurs face off for the attentions of some of Canada’s top experts in the small business venture capitalist world. Now, on THE BEST OF THE PITCH, Bell gets top panelists’ favourites and checks in to see how far they’ve come since their show appearance.

NEWSMAKER OF THE YEAR – Thursday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. ET
As 2012 comes to a close, BNN takes a look back at the top Canadian business stories of the past year. The battle for CP Rail, progress on pipelines, CNOOC’s proposed approved takeover of Nexen: which business stories will make the “Top” list? In this 30-minute live special presentation, co-hosts Marty Cej and Catherine Murray recap the year’s stories, counting down to Canada’s top business newsmaker of 2012.

HEADLINE: YEAR IN REVIEW – Friday, Dec. 21 at 12:30p.m.
In this special edition of HEADLINE, newshounds and BNN regulars Diane Brady, Sr. Editor, Bloomberg Business Week, and Brian Milner, Business Columnist, The Globe and Mail, dish on 2012’s top business stories. The one-hour live special presentation covers off categories like “top story of the year,” “best/worst CEO of the year,” and “best/worst deal of the year.” BNN’s guest newshounds hash out their year-end assessment, making some predictions about what 2013 will bring.

BIZ QUIZ – Monday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. ET
Bringing an exciting, live game show edge to BNN on Christmas Eve, host Michael Kane grills “contestants” and BNN reporters Tony Keller and Amber Kanwar face off against defending two-time champion Marty Cej, as they compete to recall – at lightning-fast speed – details from 2012’s top business stories in this half-hour special presentation. 

THE FIRESIDE CHAT – Monday, Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. ET
On Christmas Eve, BNN hosts and anchors Michael Hainsworth, Mark Bunting, Saijal Patel, and Catherine Murray gather ‘round the fire to reflect on the past year, with a summary of most and least favourite stories, best quotes, and predictions for the year ahead.

OUTLOOK 2013 – Monday, Dec. 24 at 3:30 p.m. 
Marty Cej and a panel of influential executives from Canada’s biggest banks look at the investing themes and stories that will dominate the headlines in the coming year.

BEST OF MARKET CALL – Tuesday, Dec. 26 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET
Mark Bunting and Michael Hainsworth bring you some of the best MARKET CALL programs from late 2012, The two host top fund managers and market analysts on Canada’s leading stock market call-in program. 

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