BizTV and BizTalkRadio announced the addition of a new top-of-the-hour news product that airs daily from 9:00 am to 5:05 pm EST.
“We felt there was a void in the marketplace for business news,” said Scott Miller, EVP of BizTV and BizTalkRadio. “There are several great resources for news, but our TV and Radio affiliates wanted a news product that follows the stock market and provides business centered news stories.”
BizTalkNews is a five-minute top-of-the-hour news product that gives affiliates options. Stations can choose to air the entire five minutes or pick the segments they are interested in airing: News Headlines, Market Report/Business Headlines or a segment on Business Stories.
“We wanted to give our affiliates the ability to pick and choose to meet the needs of their viewers or listeners,” said Miller. “This gives them an option to air all five minutes, join the feed for the Market Report and Business Headlines or air the Business Stories later in the same hour.”
Independent News Network, a division of The Media Gateway in Little Rock, Arkansas is producing BizTalkNews. “We are excited to partner with BizTV and BizTalkRadio on this new venture,” said Jeff Lyle, President of The Media Gateway.
BizTV announced today that it has doubled its distribution in 2013; reaching over 15 million broadcast homes in August. In addition, BizTV says it is on track to hit 33 million homes by the first quarter of 2014.
“We are extremely excited to see the growth of BizTV,” says Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of parent company Center Post Holdings. “BizTV is now in its fourth year of operations, and our affiliates see the value in providing their viewers with content to help them manage their business or personal finances.”
BizTV started 2013 with five affiliates including Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Salt Lake City. New affiliates include WPBH 60.2 in Philadelphia, KHMP in Las Vegas, KCTU 43.4 in Wichita, WGGS in Greenville, South Carolina and WBFT 46 in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.
Additional markets are scheduled to come online in New York, Fresno, Bakersfield, Kinston, North Carolina, Cleveland and San Diego.
Miller credits the growth to the economy, “With the uncertainty in Washington and Wall Street, more Americans are interested in getting into business for themselves or managing their personal finances. BizTV gives them the tools they need to do both.”
Interested affiliates can contact Mark MacGregor, VP of Affiliate Relations for BizTV at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-686-4415.
BizTV is the home for your business. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or just managing your family’s assets, BizTV can help. BizTV finds the resources you need to manage your money, start your latest venture or grow your business.
Centerpost Holdings is privately held and based in Arlington Texas. It’s properties include, BizTV, Penny Sports, BTRN, LTRN, Austin I Lab, Everything Internet, College Real Estate, Key-Linx broadband, and various real estate holdings.
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