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Bloomberg Names Two To Politics Vertical…

Posted in Bloomberg on August 1, 2014 by icn2

TVNewser’s Merril Knox writes about changes in Bloomberg’s newly create Politics Vertical…

Bloomberg has announced two key appointments for its newly-created politics vertical: Tom Johnson has been named executive editor and Pat King has been appointed senior producer.

Johnson joins Bloomberg after 20 years at ABC News, where he was most recently senior broadcast producer of “World News with Diane Sawyer.” In a note to staff this morning, Bloomberg senior executive editor Josh Tyrangiel praised Johnson’s “spectacular mix of talent and temperament—his colleagues at ABC note that he’s usually the smartest guy in the room, and rarely feels the need to remind anyone of it.”

King comes to Bloomberg after nine years at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” where he was most recently a segment producer. Tyrangiel — who noted “he’s not here to make the show funny” — called King “a passionate observer of national politics with a tremendous instinct for research.”

In addition to overseeing the politics vertical, Johnson and King will serve as executive producer and senior producer, respectively, for the daily politics show with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann slated to launch in October.

Press Releases: 05/04/14

Posted in Bloomberg on May 4, 2014 by icn2

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Bloomberg Announces First New Digital-Led, Multi-Platform Brand: Bloomberg Politics

The First in Series of New Brands, Bloomberg Politics will be led by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

New York — Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith and Bloomberg News Editor-In-Chief Matthew Winkler today announced Bloomberg Politics – the first in series of new digital-led, multi-platform brands that will live across all Bloomberg platforms. In March, Bloomberg announced a new, broad strategy for consumer media properties, including the development of new digital assets and a multi-platform approach. Bloomberg Politics, the first of the brands being launched under this new direction, will be created, launched, and overseen by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who will also lead political coverage across all Bloomberg platforms – Web, mobile, television, digital video, print magazines, radio, live events and more.

The series of new Bloomberg brands, including Bloomberg Politics, will deliver Bloomberg coverage in targeted content environments, providing greater depth, context and community for each topic area​. Bloomberg Politics will serve as a model to be replicated by the subsequent new brands, most of which will be squarely focused on the global business market. Each of the new brands will be developed through a deep partnership between Bloomberg Media and Bloomberg News, fully leveraging the skills, strengths, and resources of all Bloomberg News bureaus.
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Deirdre Bolton to FBN?

Posted in Bloomberg, FBN on February 1, 2014 by icn2

Business Insider’s Julia La Roche writes that Bloomberg’s Deirdre Bolton is headed to FBN…(via J$)

Today was Bloomberg TV anchor Deirdre Bolton’s last day at Bloomberg, Business Insider has learned.

She’s headed to Fox Business Network, according a source who will remain anonymous.

Milestone for Bloomberg?

Posted in Bloomberg on January 17, 2014 by icn2

Bloomberg is noting that it beat Yahoo Finance for the first time in total video streams served in 2013…

After surpassing Dow Jones, CNBC, CNN Money, Fox Business and Reuters in U.S. video streams over the past year, Bloomberg for the first time beat Yahoo! Finance, one of the leaders in video streams in 2013.

According to comScore Video Metrix, Bloomberg had 34.7M streams in December, a fourfold increase year-over-year and a 31% increase month-over-month. Bloomberg.com unique visitors increased nearly 25% year-over-year in December, with 40% of the site’s audience watching video.

Bloomberg Media Group started a large video push in early 2012 to become a “digital-first” newsroom, leveraging our linear television operations and our team of technologists to create a digital video desk which produces over 200 videos a day. Bloomberg will continue to innovate in this area as the demand for video among consumers advertisers and publishers increases.

Surveying the Business News Channel Ratings Landscape…

Posted in Bloomberg, CNBC, FBN on December 3, 2013 by icn2

The Wall Street Journal’s Keach Hagey and William Launder take a look at how the business channels have been faring lately…

The U.S. stock market is soaring, but ratings have sunk for the TV networks dedicated to covering it.

In the third quarter, CNBC, the dominant business-news channel, hit a 20-year low in its target demographic of adults 25 to 54 years old, according to Nielsen Holdings. Since 2008, average total daytime viewership has fallen more than 50%—to 169,000 from 348,000 —at CNBC, which commands three-quarters of the audience among business-news networks, according to Nielsen.

Six-year-old Fox Business Network remains on a long-term growth trajectory, but its average total daytime audience has declined from last year—to 58,000 from 71,000—and has fallen short of some media buyers’ expectations.

Bloomberg LP, meanwhile, is rethinking the business model of its TV channel, having failed to turn a profit or draw more than 10% of the audience for TV business news despite being on the air for nearly two decades, according to people familiar with the matter. Nielsen doesn’t release Bloomberg TV’s ratings.

Muzzled?

Posted in Bloomberg, CNBC, FBN on November 7, 2013 by icn2

@Twitter closes below its hyped session high after FoxBiz calls it out 4 turning tail. PR flack @jimplosser had our producer ‘removed’

FBN’s Liz Claman on Twitter today…

A small kerfuffle erupted today in the wake of the Twitter IPO. Dealbreaker’s Bess Levin has more

Back in September, Fox Business asked a Twitter spokesperson if anyone at the company could “chat about IPO rumors.” The response was simply: “…”, which Team FBN took to as a confirmation that plans for an IPO were imminent. It’s unclear exactly what transpired behind the scenes between the business network and social media platform after that, but based on a the six and a half minutes of airtime FBN correspondent Charlie Gasparino and anchor Liz Claman just spent referring to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo as a “nasty,” “slimy,” “scheming nerd,” it seems fair to say their interactions were less than cordial! The clip really has to be seen to be believed but it includes:

* Gasparino: “Companies like Twitter are not altruistic, they’re not charities. They’re nasty, conniving, skeevy individuals who run these companies and they want to lure in as much dumb money as possible.”

* Gasparino: “Dan Costolo.” Claman: “Dick.” Gasparino: “George, I couldn’t care what the hell his name is.” Claman: “Yeah! ‘Cause he’s not talking to Fox Business, ’cause he’s scared!”

* Gasparino: “This guy is a nasty, skeeving, scheming nerd from Silicon Valley. He is! That’s my opinion!”

* Claman: “Somebody over there is hashtag-spineless. Hashtag, maybe it’s their PR department?” Gasparino: “Don’t blame the dumb flacks, you blame the skeevy, nerdy guy that runs the company.”

* Gasparino: “It’s a big circle something between Wall Street and Silicon Valley.”

* Claman: “Fox Business and Twitter came into existence around the same time– 2007– and we were the first business network to profile them and they repay us by refusing to talk to us because Charlie and our company have been very honest about them.”

* Claman: “Twitter is not profitable years after its launch, Fox Business is– are they, hashtag-jealous?”

* Gasparino: “They’re run by these Silicon Valley nerds…doofuses…”

* Gasparino: “Is [Costolo] Italian?” Claman: “Can you believe that?” Gasparino: “That guy is not a paesan, I can tell you that much.”

* Gasparino: “I want to see a picture of Dick Costolo, can we show a picture of him?” [Someone in control room flashes a picture of DC on the screen] Gasparino: “This guy looks like the guy you beat the hell out of…I’m not advocating violence, I’m just saying he looks like—”

CNBC got Costolo this morning. Did CNBC exert pressure on Twitter to not interview with FBN? It wouldn’t be the first time something like that has happened.

There is no way to tell for sure (though appearances are pretty damning). What we do know is that Bloomberg didn’t have any trouble grabbing Costollo for an interview as soon as he was off CNBC’s set.

Does CNBC consider Bloomberg not as big a threat as FBN? Who knows…

Special Bloomberg Coverage Monday…

Posted in Bloomberg on September 29, 2013 by icn2

Bloomberg will be airing special coverage Monday titled “Countdown to the Shutdown”…

Trish Regan will anchor two special editions of our market open and close programs live from Capitol Hill (8-10 am and 3-5 pm), examining the economic and market effects of a politically dysfunctional Washington. Joining Regan on set will be Bloomberg TV contributor David Plouffe, Bloomberg TV political strategist Matthew Dowd, Bloomberg View columnist Al Hunt, White House correspondent Julianna Goldman, chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook and Bloomberg News reporter Phil Mattingly, along with the following guests:

-Sen John McCain (R-AZ)
-Honeywell CEO Dave Cote
-Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform
-Former Sen John Sununu (R-NH)
-Rep Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
-Former Comptroller General David Walker
-David Stockman, Former Head of the OMB under President Reagan
-Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of American Action Forum

“Countdown to the Shutdown” can be viewed across multiple platforms, including Bloomberg.com’s livestream at http://www.bloomberg.com/tv/ and on the free Bloomberg TV+ app for iPad. To find Bloomberg Television in your area, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/tv/channel-finder/ and follow us on Twitter at @BloombergTV.

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