OLD Media Moves

Different holiday strategies by TV biz news channels

January 19, 2015

Posted by Chris Roush

Fox Business Jan 2015The stock market may be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, but business news is still happening.

The three business news channels on television — CNBC, Fox Business Network and Bloomberg Television — are handling the situation differently.

CNBC is showing some of its prime-time business-related shows and is only occasionally putting financial information up on the screen. It’s the same strategy that CNBC  has taken during other holidays. “Shark Tank” reruns will begin airing at 3 p.m. and run until 9 p.m.

Bloomberg Television is showing 30-minute shows with top news headlines and international markets data on its screen. However, at 6 p.m., “First Up with Angie Lau” will look at what’s happening in the Asian markets.

Fox Business Network is showing its regular live programs. For example, “Money with Melissa Francis” featured a report from Charles Gasparino from the World Economic Forum and a preview of the State of the Union address.


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