Bloomberg TV Philippines Means Business

The premiere international business news channel Bloomberg TV is now in the Philippines in partnership with TV5 and Cignal TV – Bloomberg TV Philippines.

Bloomberg TV Philippines
Bloomberg TV Philippines

Filipino viewers can now tune in to the regular broadcasts of Bloomberg TV Philippines (BloombergTVPh), the country’s first 24-hour English business news channel. BloombergTVPh started airing Oct. 5, 2015 over the country’s No.1 pay-TV service provider, Cignal TV.

This collaboration between two of the country’s top media companies, Cignal TV and the News5 together with global media giant Bloomberg Television brings the Filipino viewers the most up-to-date business and economic news and information from all over the Philippine archipelago. This can now be seen on Cignal TV via Channel 8 (Standard Definition) and Channel 127 (High Definition).

Bloomberg TV Philippines
The Anchors of Bloomberg TV Philippines

Meet the Anchors

Led by main anchor  who is also a top-notch entrepreneur and social advocate Quintin Pastrana, the news bearers of Bloomberg TV Philippines met with fellow members of the Philippine quad-media, including Seats For Two, in a press conference held at Cerchio restaurant earlier tonight. The team consisted of fresh faces and veteran broadcast journalists with an impressive track record in both media and business.

He was joined by seasoned TV correspondent Shawn Yao; finance analyst, management specialist and the team’s Bloomberg Terminal whiz, JP Ong; corporate lawyer and commercial arbitration specialist, Jean de Castro; and veteran international business reporter who came home to join Bloomberg TV Philippines, Regina Lay. Joining them also are the country’s foremost expert on international trade, economist and law professor, Tony Abad; Silicon Valley geek slash marathoner slash social entrepreneur, Michael Alimurung; and marketing whiz and media man, Rod Nepomuceno.

First Up Philippines
First Up Philippines
Rod Nepomuceno
The Insight with Rod Nepomuceno

They are the team behind some of newest segments with business sense such as Top 5, First Up Philippines, In the Loop, Starting Gate, Thought Leaders, The Insight, Bright Ideas, and Bloomberg Best.

With the national elections just a few months away,  Tony Abad’s “Political Capital” is anticipated to be among the most heated segment as he tackles political matters and interviews with the presidentiables.

On a lighter dose, “Money Smart” on First Up aims to give tips and advise about personal finance while “Cocktails” will bring zest to chitchats from the grapevine.

Get to know more also about the multi-talented hosts of Bloomberg TV Philippines this October as they engage Pinoy audiences into the intricacies of today’s business and economics.

Rod Nepomuceno
Political Capital with Tony Abad

Reach with Cignal TV

According to Cignal’s Chief Operating Officer Oscar A. Reyes Jr., BloombergTVPh would be available to about 20-million Smartphone users and 30-million Internet users in the country through Bloomberg TV Philippines’ digital platforms.

We hope that good journalism will speak for itself and anyone who would like to appreciate that will benefit from it,” says Twink Macaraig, TV5 Anchor & Senior Manager.

Adding punch to BloombergTVPh’s nationwide reach , they are solidly backed by Bloomberg Television’s global network of 2, 400 news professionals in 150 bureaus across 73 countries worldwide.

We are the “Heneral Luna” [movie] of the business world,” adds Quintin Pastrana.

BloombergTVPH Programs
BloombergTVPH Program Line-UP

Bloomberg Television Philippines is a manifestation of the important role that business and finance plays in the country’s development, now and in the future. This 24-hour, 7-day business news channel underscores the economic gains of the country as one of the fastest growing economies in the world today.

Initially showing about 3 hours dedicated to local content, they aim to raise this to 80% in the next 2 years. Some segments are also being planned to be aired on free tv as well.

Get the latest in the world of business with Bloomberg TV Philippines now airing over Cignal TV’s Channel 8 SD; and Channel 127 HD and follow them in their official Facebook page,

Bloomberg Television Philippines
Bloomberg Television Philippines Anchors: Quintin Pastrana, Shawn Yao, JP Ong, Jean de Castro, Regina Lay, Tony Abad, Michael Alimurung, Rod Nepomuceno

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I do agree with the anchors, as expressed in the press conference that indeed, it is high time for a localized and contextual business and finance news channel in the Philippines. Educating the masses’ business sense from the ground up starts with the first step.

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