Industry First: BNN.ca Becomes First News Site to Offer Free Real-Time TSX Stock Quotes
— April 5, 2017
– Service allows Canadian investors to be informed, up-to-the-second, with customizable content and fully responsive interactivity between desktop and mobile devices –
TORONTO (April 5, 2017) – Beginning today (Wednesday, April 5), BNN.ca, becomes the first to offer free real-time Canadian stock quotes from the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Until now, investors looking to access live, interactive quotes had the option of signing up for a commission-based service or paying for a costly subscription. Delayed Canadian data has been the norm for several years, but now with absolutely no hidden fees, BNN.ca is allowing anyone, anywhere to see how Canadian stocks are performing in real time – an industry first.
“When it comes to breaking business news, no one can top BNN’s speed and accuracy,” said Grant Ellis, General Manager, BNN. “Our televised data is the go-to, real-time source for nearly 1.7 million Canadians every month. It only makes sense that BNN.ca is now the first and only news site to offer real-time TSX stock data free of charge.”
TSX quotes add to other class-leading stock tools now available on BNN.ca. Users can compare a stock to another stock or benchmark index, overlay technical indicators such as its 200-day moving average, and display potentially thousands of videos right on the chart. The site also features fundamental and financial data for virtually every stock in North America, and offers a seamless experience on smartphones and tablets with stock charts that are completely interactive and touch sensitive.
Attracting 74% of the total audience for all-business television news channels in Canada, BNN averages three times more audience than its two U.S.-focused rivals combined. BNN.ca is growing fast, setting its best levels ever for both of the site’s key metrics last month - visits and video views.*
*Source: Numeris, 12/26/2016 to 3/26/2017. BNN, Bloomberg TV Canada, CNBC. Final data. Based on monthly reach for BNN, Bloomberg TV Canada, CNBC.
About BNN BNN – Business News Network is Canada’s first English-language television and digital service devoted to helping Canadians invest, build their businesses, and protect their families’ financial well-being. Along with 12 hours of market coverage, regular news updates, and direct access to the country’s top financial minds, the network features the only televised stock ticker with real-time data from the TSX, NYSE, and NASDAQ. BNN delivers real-time content across market-leading digital platforms including up-to-the-minute business news, newsmaker interviews, and stock market analysis online at BNN.ca. Listen to BNN business news reports in syndication on Bell Media Radio and other participating radio stations. BNN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.