OLD Media Moves

Bloomberg TV to launch channel in Turkey

October 6, 2009

Bloomberg Television announced Tuesday that it will launch BloombergHT (Haberturk), a 24/7, Turkish language, real-time financial news and business channel that will broadcast on cable and satellite across Turkey and the Turkish Republics.

The launch of BloombergHT is scheduled to take place later this year. Ciner Media, Bloomberg TV’s partner, will operate the channel, replicating in Turkey the Bloomberg TV studios, production facilities and broadcast operations in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Bloomberg will retain editorial control over the channel’s business content and will provide Ciner Media with access to the global Bloomberg News service, including its 145 bureaus across the globe. An associated Web site will follow the channel launch.

“The Bloomberg Television network is delighted to join with Ciner Media, the foremost media company in Turkey, to provide business news to viewers in one of the region’s fastest growing and dynamic economies,” said Andy Lack, CEO of Bloomberg’s Multimedia Group, in a statement. “The launch of BloombergHT signals Bloomberg’s commitment to Turkey and our mission to deliver multimedia content across global markets.”

Ciner Yayin Holdings A.S., the media arm of Ciner Group, owns HaberTürk TV, the leading Turkish news channel and Haberturk, the nation’s top newspaper.  Ciner publishes magazines in Turkey that break circulation records all over the world, including Marie Claire, Newsweek Turkey, OK! and GEO.

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