Bloomberg TV is the latest network to slate 2012 convention coverage. Not surprisingly, its coverage will focus on economic issues, and will originate from the “Bloomberg Link” event space being set up in both Tampa and Charlotte.
Trish Regan will be the channel’s lead anchor for the conventions, while Charlie Rose will host his eponymous PBS and Bloomberg TV program nightly, in addition to his duties on “CBS This Morning.” Regan will anchor “Street Smart” every weekday from 3-5 PM, with nightly specials running from 9-10 PM each night, except the last night of each convention when it will run from 8-11 PM. The channel will also livestream its coverage online as well as events being held at the Bloomberg Link.
Bloomberg Washington editor Al Hunt, Bloomberg TV political analyst Matthew Dowd, Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson, White House correspondents Hans Nichols and Julianna Goldman, along with chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook and Washington correspondent Meghan Hughes will all contribute to the channel’s coverage.
More information, after the jump.
BLOOMBERG TELEVISION UNVEILS POLITICAL CONVENTION COVERAGE
New York, August 17, 2012—Starting on Monday, August 27th, Bloomberg Television will broadcast live from the Bloomberg Link convention headquarters at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
The network will feature an all-star line-up of reporters, analysts and contributors at the conventions to closely examine the key economic issues driving the race for the White House. The team will include Bloomberg Washington editor Al Hunt, Bloomberg Television political analyst Matthew Dowd, Bloomberg View columnist Margaret Carlson, White House correspondents Hans Nichols and Julianna Goldman, along with chief Washington correspondent Peter Cook and Washington correspondent Meghan Hughes. “Street Smart” anchor Trish Regan will host Bloomberg Television’s primetime specials, focusing on “The Economy Election.”
Regan will anchor “Street Smart” each afternoon from the conventions from 3-5 PM/ET. In addition, Charlie Rose will host his nightly program for PBS and Bloomberg Television from the Bloomberg Link.
“Both campaigns are laser-focused on the economy, and our team is the only one in television uniquely positioned at the intersection of Wall Street, Main Street and K Street,” said Andrew Morse, Head of Bloomberg Television in the U.S. “We will provide our viewers with answers, insight and information they simply can’t find anywhere else.”
Bloomberg Television convention programming specifics:
–Republican National Convention
· “Street Smart” with Trish Regan will air live from Tampa from 3-5 PM/ET on Monday, August 27th through Thursday, August 30th. Primetime coverage called “The Economy Election” will air live from 9-10 PM/ET on Monday, August 27th through Wednesday, August 29th and from 8-11 PM/ET on Thursday, August 30th.
–Democratic National Convention
· “Street Smart” with Trish Regan will air live from Charlotte from 3-5 PM/ET on Tuesday, September 4th through Thursday, September 6th. “The Economy Election” will air live from 9-10 PM/ET on Tuesday, September 4th and Wednesday, September 5th and from 8-11 PM/ET on Thursday, September 6th.
Bloomberg Television’s coverage will include a substantial multi-platform presence, with special programming available on multiple screens including on-air, via livestream on Bloomberg.com at http://www.bloomberg.com/tv/and on mobile via the award-winning Bloomberg TV+ iPad app. Over the past six months, Bloomberg Television has expanded its production of digital video through the creation of a Digital Video Desk tasked with leveraging video assets across all platforms. In addition, listeners can tune in to Bloomberg Radio at WBBR 1130 AM in the New York metro area, SiriusXM channel 113 and on the Bloomberg Radio+ iPhone app for a simulcast of special convention programming.
The network’s enhanced presence in Tampa and Charlotte is part of Bloomberg LP’s significant convention coverage. Bloomberg Link, which will incorporate the modern architectural and design elements from the company’s signature global offices, will convene CEOs, Members of Congress, Governors, government officials and entrepreneurs for more than 40 panels and presentations that will focus on job creation, innovation and economic development.
Bloomberg is sending an unprecedented number of editors, reporters and analysts to cover the conventions in Tampa and Charlotte, leveraging Bloomberg’s expertise in business and financial news, data and analysis. More than 90 reporters, editors, analysts and producers from across Bloomberg LP will be onsite at the conventions, double the number sent to Denver and Minneapolis in 2008.