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Bloomberg Media and Twitter Announce Live Streaming Partnership

July 12, 2016

New York & San Francisco — Bloomberg Media and Twitter today announced it has partnered to live stream select Bloomberg Television programs, including “Bloomberg West,” “What’d You Miss?,” “With All Due Respect” and the network’s markets coverage. The live streaming partnership marks an expansion of Bloomberg’s industry-leading digital video strategy, extending the network’s reach to Twitter’s massive, global and connected audience of over 800M people.

“We continue to invest aggressively in innovative distribution models in order to deliver the most critical business and financial news and information to our audience of busy, on-the-go, global executives,” said Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith. “By partnering with Twitter, viewers from all over the world will now be able to leverage a powerful, real-time platform to consume and react to the news, accelerating our position as a leader in global business video, and offering new and innovative opportunities for our marketing partners.”

“Twitter is one of the fastest ways to find out what’s happening in global business and financial markets, and to engage in the live commentary about it,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter’s chief financial officer. “Partnering with Bloomberg will give people on Twitter the best way to see live financial markets performance combined with the live commentary on the underlying drivers and implications.”

At the outset of the partnership, Twitter will stream three of Bloomberg’s weekday TV shows:

  • “Bloomberg West” (M-F 6-7 PM ET / 3-4 PM PT): The network’s flagship technology program hosted by Emily Chang, airing live from San Francisco
  • “What’d You Miss?” (M-F 4-5 PM ET): At the close of the U.S. trading day, Joe Weisenthal takes viewers through the most important stories in global financial markets
  • “With All Due Respect” (M-F 5-6 PM ET): Prominent political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann deliver deep expertise and sophisticated analysis of this historic election cycle

Bloomberg Media is the consumer-facing media organization of Bloomberg LP – the world’s leading multi-platform media company for business and finance. Bloomberg Media draws on 2,400 journalists in more than 150 bureaus in 73 countries and delivers news across digital, TV, radio, print magazines and live events. Bloomberg Television is available in more than 360 million households worldwide and across more than 70 countries, and is streamed live on the company’s digital and mobile properties, along with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Bloomberg TV and Radio have the highest median household and personal incomes of all measured broadcasters according to the 2015 Ipsos Affluent Survey.

Leveraging the resources and infrastructure of Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg is the leader in global business video, posting more than 18.4 million unique viewers and 411 million streams in May 2016.[1] Bloomberg Digital outperforms competing business/financial news sites in delivering the most visitors in the C-Suite and financial industry segments.

[1] Source: comScore Video Metrix WW May 2016

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 325,000 subscribers globally. For more information, visit www.bloomberg.com/company.

 

About Twitter

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is an iconic service and global platform for self-expression and live conversation. Twitter has always been the best place to see what’s happening now. Whether it’s breaking news, entertainment, sports, or everyday topics, only Twitter lets you connect with people anywhere in the world with live conversation. Anything that happens, you see it first on Twitter. By developing a fundamentally new way for people to consume, create, distribute and discover content, Twitter enables any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered. Twitter is available in more than 40 languages around the world. The service can be accessed at Twitter.com, on a variety of mobile devices and via SMS. For more information, visit about.twitter.com or follow @twitter.

 

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Contact for Bloomberg:
Amanda Cowie
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acowie@bloomberg.net

Contact for Twitter:
Will Stickney
+1 646 573 4532
wstickney@twitter.com