Bloomberg TV Canada
|Bloomberg TV Canada|
Bloomberg TV Canada logo
|Launched||November 17, 2015|
|Owned by||Channel Zero|
Silver Screen Classics
|Website||Bloomberg TV Canada|
|Shaw Direct||Channel 510 / 153 (SD)|
|Available on most Canadian cable systems||Check local listings, channels may vary|
Channel 146 (SD)|
Channel 1146 (HD)
Channel 9817 (SD)|
Channel 817 (HD)
Channel 68 (SD)|
Channel 368 (HD)
|VMedia||Channel 187 (HD)|
The channel broadcasts programming focused primarily on the coverage of international business markets and financial news and current events sourced from Bloomberg Television. The channel launched on November 17, 2015 by replacing the American Bloomberg channel in Canada.
On February 26, 2015, Channel Zero announced it had reached an agreement with Bloomberg L.P. to launch a localized Canadian business news channel as an offshoot of its original Bloomberg Television channel, later announced to expect to launch on November 16, 2015 with its studios located in downtown Toronto in the city's financial district.
Amanda Lang was announced to host her own television series, Bloomberg North, a twice-weekly evening program to begin sometime in early 2016. Bloomberg North will be a half-hour show that “will dissect local and global business news with Canadian heavyweights,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
On October 13, 2015, CBC announced Amanda Lang was leaving for Bloomberg TV Canada. The network has also hired former BNN journalists Pamela Ritchie as anchor of The Daily Brief and Michael Bancroft as executive producer of the channel.
After Bloomberg TV Canada launched, fellow CBC reporter/anchor Danielle Bochove followed her former colleague cross town to join Bloomberg TV Canada primarily on a part-time basis, serving as substitute anchor for Bloomberg North and, occasionally, The Daily Brief, in addition to occasional reporting duties covering Canadian financial markets alongside her colleagues.
Sometime between the time of Bloomberg TV Canada's formal launch, Channel Zero shuffled around its Bloomberg North anchor team, reducing Amanda Lang to Tuesdays & Wednesdays and luring away her fellow CBC and BNN colleague Rudyard Griffiths as anchor of the Monday program along with another former Lang colleague, Pat Kiernan, who returned to Canada to join Bloomberg TV Canada and who previously worked for CNNfn anchoring The Money Gang with Lang, Christine Romans and Ali Velshi between 2000-2004, anchoring on Thursdays. Griffiths, Lang and Kiernan rotate on Fridays anchoring an "encore"-type show recaping the week's business news stories and interviews.
In March 2016, Global National business and consumer affairs reporter Jamie Sturgeon left to join Bloomberg TV Canada as a general assignment reporter covering Canadian financial markets.
Shortly thereafter, former National Post newspaper reporter Eric Lam for their Financial Post business and markets section joined Bloomberg TV Canada as another general assignment reporter covering Canadian financial markets.
As of May 2016, former TechTV Call For Help co-host and BNN App Central co-host Amber MacArthur has been seen occasionally filling in as a substitute co-anchor of Bloomberg North alongside WIND Mobile co-founder Anthony Lacavera, including the program on August 16, 2016.
- Bloomberg/Channel Zero to launch 24-7 Business News channel CHCH February 26, 2015
- Media Alert - Bloomberg TV Canada Launches, Delivering Business and Financial News to more than Six Million Canadian Households Canada News Wire 11-17-15