Bloomberg TV Philippines is the “Heneral Luna” of the business world in a sea of “Praybeyt Benjamins”–this is the claim of Quintin Jose Pastrana, one of the new business channel’s anchor during the presscon held at Cerchio Grill and Lounge in Quezon City on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
“I’m a fan of the film [Heneral Luna], with its inspiring story, growing box office draw and following. The decision to launch this business channel was because we believed the Filipino viewer was hungry for elevated discourse, critical insights, and capable of turning knowledge into action–to do better. So you can say, we’re the ‘Heneral Luna’ of the business world in a sea of ‘Praybeyt Benjamins,” Pastrana explained on Facebook.
Bloomberg TV Philippines, the country’s first 24-hour English business news channel, 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).
Moreover, 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. Adding punch to BloombergTVPh’s nationwide reach is it’s highly seasoned news anchors and program presenters which are a mix of fresh faces and veteran broadcast journalists with an impressive track record in both media and business. They are solidly backed by Bloomberg Television’s global network of 2,400 news professionals in 150 bureaus across 73 countries worldwide.
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. Meet their incredible team that includes top-notch entrepreneur and social advocate Quintin Pastrana; 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.
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. 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, www.facebook.com/BloombergTVPH.