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TORONTO(August 28, 2014)– Canada’s only 24-hour all business and financial news channel BUSINESS NEWSNETWORK – BNN ispoised to celebrate its 15th anniversary this Tuesday,Sept. 2 at 12 noon ET. During a special celebratory noon broadcast ofTHE BUSINESS NEWS,network pioneer and anchor MichaelHainsworthwill host an on-air salute to BNN, delivering interviews with some of thenetwork’s original reporters and anchors, including Janis Mackey Frayer, BruceSellery,and KimParlee,as well as a look back at the past 15 years of the top headlines and storiesthat captivated the business community.
“For 15 years, BNN has givenCanadians a place to speak with the business community, learn of impendingfinancial storms and opportunities, and build for their retirements,” said GrantEllis, General Manager, BNN. “BNN is a mainstay in thousands of homes andoffices across the country, with one of the most-informed and engaged audiencesin Canada. Our growing online and radio presence is expanding that reach evenfurther.”
“From opening bell to marketclose, BNN is the go-to destination for Canadians to catch up on breakingbusiness, financial news, and market updates when they need it,” said WendyFreeman, President, CTV News. “Congratulations to the many talented andhard-working individuals that have contributed to the channel, and theirsteadfast commitment to producing unmatched business news content.”
“For the past 15 years, BNNhas kept Canadians informed of the latest in business news from Canada andaround the world,” said Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance. “Congratulations onthis impressive milestone. I wish your team all the best as you continue tostrive for excellence in broadcasting and reporting.”
Launched on Sept. 1, 1999, BNN was originally known asReport on Business Television (ROBTv), and was associated with TheGlobe and Mail’s financial section. Previously housed at 720 King St. West,BNN moved to Bell Media’s flagship downtown Toronto headquarters at 299 QueenSt. West on December 6, 2010.
Today, BNN is stronger thanever, reaching more than 1 million viewers weekly and ranking as themost-watched news station for A24-54 viewers during weekday businesshours*.
Over its 15-year span, BNN has provided sound adviceand valued financial information to viewers through long-running in-houseprograms MARKET CALL andBUSINESS DAY, as well asspecial programming like YOURMONEY MONTH, which has guided viewers annually through the stressfultax and RSP season. Additionally, BNN has covered an array of the top businessstories including the rise and fall of Nortel Networks, the Conrad Black trial,the global financial crisis, and the return of stocks to record highsover the past several months.
Home to some of the nation’s most-trusted businessexperts and journalists, the network has earned its place as a lasting staple inthe financial industry, boasting a list of past contributors that includesAmanda Lang, Ali Velshi, Howard Green, Hilary Doyle, Tony Keller, and the lateJim O’Connell. BNN has also profiled some of the most successful globalentrepreneurs, philanthropists, business insiders, and investors in theindustry, having previously featured interviews with Alan Greenspan, Tony Blair,Sir Richard Branson, and Warren Buffett.
BNN – Business News Network is Canada's only television servicedevoted exclusively to business and finance news with wall-to-wall coverage ofthe markets. The network features the only televised stock ticker with real-timedata from the TSX, NYSE and NASDAQ. Listen to BNN live every weekday on SiriusXMentertainment channel Canada Talks (167) at 9 a.m., 12 noon, and 6 p.m. ET,providing Canadian investors with the latest business news, newsmakerinterviews, and stock market analyses. BNN is a division of Bell Media,which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’slargest communications company. For more information about BNN, visitwww.bnn.ca.
*Source: Numeris (BBM Canada) Aug. 26, 2013 to Aug. 17, 2014, weekly hours tunedper viewer
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