Three combine to create new business news channel for South Africa

Three South African business and financial news brands are combining to create a new business channel, Business Day TV.

The new channel which combines news title Business Day with Summit TV and input from Bloomberg Television, has replaced Summit TV on pay TV platform DStv.

The channel will feature international business and financial news channel Bloomberg Television programming, including live market coverage and analysis from Europe and the US for 10 hours a day in addition to the acclaimed coverage of local markets and news currently supplied by Business Day and Summit TV.

“The new proposition will provide investors and business news consumers with an editorially credible local and international business news proposition,” said Peter Bruce, publisher and editor-in-chief of BDFM. “We are truly excited about Business Day TV becoming an extended platform for the strong, independent editorial content we already produce in Business Day, Financial Mail and BDlive every day, and the market-leading content offered by Bloomberg Television.”

“We congratulate the Business Day, Summit and Bloomberg teams on the launch of Business Day TV. We are proud to be hosting this channel on DStv and believe it will complement and enhance our business news offering on our platform,”said Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa.