Weather Channel ‘weighs sales’

NBCUniversal-backed cable net Weather Channel may sell parts or all of its assets, according to a report from business wire Bloomberg. Comcast-owned NBCU co-owns WeatherChannel Cos. with private equity groups Blackstone Group LP and Bain Capital LLC, having acquired the company in 2008 for US$3.5 billion. However, the private equity groups have now spoken with JPMorgan […]

Poland’s TVN signs news deal with Bloomberg

Polish broadcaster TVN has struck a deal with Bloomberg to distribute the latter’s video content via its TVN x-news service.  The content, which will be focused on Europe’s economic issues and technology and luxury sectors, will be translated into Polish and can be used across TV, the web and mobile. TVN’s x-news online service is […]

Bloomberg names first EMEA media chief

Bloomberg Media Group has named Adam Freeman as the first managing director for its EMEA operation. Freeman will be responsible for leading Bloomberg’s multi-platform media operation – web, mobile, television, digital video, print magazines and live events – across the EMEA region. According to Bloomberg the appointment reflects its strategy of expanding its global media […]

Bloomberg launches on Apple TV

Bloomberg has launched a service on Apple TV, incorporating a live 24/7 stream of Bloomberg TV, access to on-demand programming including digital originals and selected live events. The on-demand programming on Apple TV includes shows Bloomberg West, Charlie Rose, Brink, Bloomberg Surveillance and Game Changers. Bloomberg says it is the first company to provide live […]

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 […]