Today (U.S. TV program)
Today called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, after 67 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series. A weekday two-hour program from 7 to 9 a.m. it expanded to Sundays in 1987 and Saturdays in 1992. The weekday broadcast expanded to three hours in 2000, to four hours in 2007. Today's dominance was unchallenged by the other networks until the late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC's Good Morning America. Today retook the Nielsen ratings lead the week of December 11, 1995, held onto that position for 852 consecutive weeks until the week of April 9, 2012, when Good Morning America topped it again. Today maintained its No. 2 status behind GMA from the summer of 2012 until it regained the lead in the aftermath of anchor Matt Lauer's departure in November 2017. In 2002, Today was ranked No. 17 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
The entertainment magazine Variety reported the 2016 advertising revenue during the first two hours of the show was $508.8 million. The show's first broadcast aired on January 14, 1952 as the brainchild of television executive Sylvester Weaver, vice president of NBC. Weaver was president of the company from 1953 to 1955, during which time Today's late-night companion The Tonight Show premiered. In pre-production, the show's proposed working title was Shine Revue. Today was the first program of its genre; the program blended national news headlines, interviews with newsmakers, lifestyle features, other light news and gimmicks, local news updates from the network's stations. It has spawned several other shows of a similar type, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS' now-defunct The Early Show. In other countries, the format was copied – most notably in the United Kingdom with the BBC's Breakfast Time and TV-am's Good Morning Britain, in Canada with Canada AM on CTV; when Today debuted, it was seen live only in the Eastern and Central time zones, broadcasting for three hours each morning but seen for only two hours in each time zone.
Since 1958, Today has been tape-delayed for the five other U. S. time zones. To accommodate host Dave Garroway's declining health, the program ceased live broadcasts in the summer of 1958, opting instead to broadcast an edition taped the previous afternoon; the experiment, which drew criticism from many sides, ended when John Chancellor replaced Garroway in July 1961. Today was a two-hour program for many years, airing from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all time zones except for Alaska and the U. S. Virgin Islands, until NBC expanded the program to three hours on October 2, 2000. A fourth hour was added on September 10, 2007. NBC stations in some markets, such as WYFF in Greenville, South Carolina, air the third and fourth hours of Today on tape delay. In August 2013, Today released a mobile app for tablets; the program airs live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay beginning at 7:00 a.m. in each of the five remaining time zones. When breaking news stories warrant, Today will broadcast a live West Coast edition.
The live updates do not last longer than the 7:00 a.m. hour and once completed, will return to the taped East Coast feed. When the anchors welcome the viewers to the show, they will note the current time as being "Pacific Time" and continue to note it as such until the tape delay is started. In some instances, when an NBC News Special Report of breaking news occurs during the Today timeslot, the show's anchors will assume hosting responsibilities and the show will go live across all time zones until such time when the Special Report segment finishes. At that point, viewers outside the Eastern Time Zone will return to regularly-scheduled programming. During the first three and a half hours of the program, local affiliates are offered a five-minute window at:25 and:55 minutes past the hour to insert a local newsbreak and local advertisements, although the show provides additional segments for those affiliates who do not provide such a news insert. Certain NBC affiliates that produce an additional morning newscast for a sister station or digital subchannel may pre-tape the local inserts aired during the first one to two hours of Today to focus production responsibilities on their local broadcast.
Starting in June 2014, Sirius XM Satellite Radio began simulcasting Today on a new channel called "Today Show Radio", Channel 108, with The Best of Today starting at 6 am and the Today Show's live broadcast from Studio 1A at Rockefeller Center in New York City starting at 7 am, with a tape delayed broadcast at beginning 7 am Pacific time. On Mondays The Hoda Show with Hoda Kotb is broadcast exclusive on the Today Show Radio channel. On Tuesdays Off the Rails with Al Roker, Dylan Dreyer and Sheinelle Jones airs at 1 pm. On Wednesdays The Happy Hour with the producers of Kathie Lee and Hoda airs, on Thursdays Today Show Confidential with the producers of TODAY airs; the channel simulcasts NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 6
One America News Network
One America News Network referred to as One America News, is an American right-wing pay television news channel launched on July 4, 2013, owned by Herring Networks, Inc. The network is headquartered in San Diego and operates a news bureau in Washington, D. C. and New York City. Launched with the intention of targeting a conservative and center-right audience, OAN states a goal of delivering credible national and international news coverage throughout the day while its prime time political talk shows illustrate a conservative perspective. According to The Washington Post, the channel has been noted for its pro-Trump coverage; the channel has been noted for promoting falsehoods and conspiracy theories. The formation of the organization was announced on March 14, 2013 by Herring Networks, Inc. an independent and family-owned national video programming company owns and operates OAN and sister channel AWE. When the network began in 2013 it had a limited partnership with The Washington Times; the network launched with the intention of targeting a conservative-leaning audience with OAN President Charles Herring telling CPAC that, “Fox News has done a great job serving the center-right and independent audiences...
But those who consider themselves liberal have a half dozen or more choices on TV each day from which to get their news.” Herring stressed the network's separation of news and opinion content, with straight news reporting throughout the day and limited opinion commentary from evening talk shows, including The Daily Ledger hosted by Graham Ledger and The Tipping Point hosted by Liz Wheeler. Early advertisements for the channel touted the network's lack of commentary and focus on straight news reporting; the channel was formally launched on July 4, 2013. In July 2014, OAN relocated its news and production studios out of The Washington Times Building to its new location at 101 Constitution Avenue NW, near the United States Capitol; the move ended OAN's relationship with The Washington Times, which provided news and analysis, as well as a lease space arrangement, for the network. While its Washington Bureau was located within the Times building, OAN remains owned and operated, including all editorial control, by Herring Networks, Inc.
In August 2014, OAN launched the show On Point with Tomi Lahren. Many clips of the program went viral, Lahren gained widespread attention for her commentaries in 2015. On August 19, 2015, Lahren completed her final show at OAN. On the week of August 24, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin guest hosted a program on the network; as of August 2017, One America News Network reached 35 million homes and its website lists availability via DirecTV, Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Prism TV, other distributors. The channel is known for its pro-Trump coverage. Robert Herring, Sr. founder and CEO of the network, has ordered producers to promote certain types of content, such as pro-Trump stories, anti-Clinton stories and anti-abortion stories, minimize stories about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. According to a number of former and current employees at the channel, as well as internal e-mails, the executives of the channel have "directed his channel to push Trump’s candidacy, scuttle stories about police shootings, encourage antiabortion stories, minimize coverage of Russian aggression, steer away from the new president’s troubles."
During the 2016 presidential campaign, the channel ran a special titled "Betrayal at Benghazi: The Cost of Hillary Clinton’s Dereliction and Greed." Herring, the owner of the channel, sent producers at the channel a report falsely claiming that Hillary Clinton had a brain tumor, asked them to check up on it. He shared a report with producers that claimed that Planned Parenthood had promoted abortion, ordered them to minimize coverage of Pope Francis's US visit due to the Pope's calls for action on global warming. Herring ordered his producers not to cover stories pertaining to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In October 2017, the channel said without any evidence that a "report" had been published which showed "U. K. Crime Rises 13% Annually Amid Spread of Radical Islamic Terror". President Trump repeated this falsehood, suggesting that he learned of it from OAN. In June 2017, One America News was granted a permanent seat in the White House's James Brady briefing room; the network's Chief White House Correspondent, Trey Yingst, was one of the top five most called upon reporters covering the Trump Administration.
One America News has been called on by President Trump during Presidential press conferences, including one in February 2017 when Yingst asked the President about his campaign's contacts with the Russian government. In February 2017, One America News was invited to a network lunch with President Trump. In August 2017, President Trump praised One America News, saying "It's a great network." In response, OANN CEO Robert Herring stated that One America News considers itself a tough but fair presence in the White House press corps. OAN supported. Most major media outlets, including the conservative Fox News, opposed the Trump administration's decision. In a statement, OAN CEO Robert Herring attacked Fox News, saying he "can't believe Fox is on the other side." OANN promoted conspiracy theories about the murder of Seth Rich. After the Washington Post reported allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore that he had molested or made inappropriate sexual contact with a number of women under the age of 18, One America News "beca
Blaze Media is an American conservative media company founded in December 2018 by a merger between TheBlaze, a pay television network founded by Glenn Beck, with Conservative Review, a website founded by fellow talk radio personality Mark Levin. The company's co-presidents are Gaston Mooney, it is based in Texas. TheBlaze has offices based in the Las Colinas urban district in Irving and Los Angeles; as of February 4th, 2019, BlazeTV is available on 153 cable providers across the United States, in addition to their subscription based online service. Beck founded Mercury Radio Arts in 2002, naming it after the Orson Welles seminal Mercury Theatre, which produced live theatrical broadcasts during the 1930s; the company produces all of Beck's productions, including his eponymous radio show and live stage shows, his official website. On August 31, 2010, three days after his Restoring Honor rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C. Beck launched the TheBlaze website, describing it as an alternative to "mainstream media outlets", which he said are "distorting facts to fit rigid agendas," he said TheBlaze will feature "breaking news, original reporting, insightful opinions, engaging videos about the stories that matter most" and that "we will examine our culture, deal with matters of faith and family, we won't be afraid of a history lesson."
The site was modeled after The Huffington Post, has been compared accordingly by Matt DeLong of the Washington Post and Steve Krakauer of Mediaite. Beck announced the creation of an online-only network that would replace Insider Extreme as a result of his Fox News departure on June 7, 2011. On September 12, 2011, Beck launched GBTV as an exclusive internet streaming network and operated by Mercury Radio Arts. GBTV would air a television adaptation of his radio show, his television show, other original programming, including Real News from TheBlaze, a nightly news program hosted by former CNN personality Amy Holmes. On June 18, 2012, Mercury Radio Arts announced the consolidation of all of its outlets under the "TheBlaze" brand, thus renaming the internet television station from GBTV to TheBlaze. In 2012, Dish Network placed TheBlaze on its channel lineup; as a result of the "Get TheBlaze" campaign, several smaller, regional cable operators have picked up TheBlaze—including Cablevision, a major cable provider in the New York metropolitan area.
Betsy Morgan was named CEO of TheBlaze on December 9, 2014, replacing Chris Balfe, CEO since the beginning. Morgan left the company on in June 2015. Chief Revenue Officer Kraig Kitchin replaced Morgan until he resigned in January 2016, taking the position of Interim Head of Sales and being replaced by Stewart Padveen, a digital startup entrepreneur, who resigned in February 2017, after completing a successful turnaround year at TheBlaze, launching a new OTT & CMS platform, innovative new monetization opportunities popular new digital content, expanded distribution, doubling TheBlaze's audience size. Beck took over as CEO of the company in May 2017. On November 2, 2015, Beck sent an open letter to the Republican National Convention, requesting permission for TheBlaze to host the ninth and final Republican presidential debate. On August 31, 2017, TheBlaze laid off nearly 60 employees, which cut its personnel by 30%. On December 28, 2018 Verizon Fios removed TheBlaze from its lineup. On December 3, 2018, TheBlaze's television arm merged with CRTV, the subscription video arm of Conservative Review.
The merged entity, which now bears the name Blaze Media, retains TheBlaze's channel slot and incorporates CRTV's existing programs into the linear channel's prime time schedule. Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, who had hosted Get Off My Lawn on CRTV, was expected to host his program for the new company, whose co-president, Gaston Mooney, called McInnes "a comedian and provocateur, one of the many varied voices and viewpoints on Blaze Media platforms." Less than a week after the merger, however, it was announced that McInnes was no longer associated with Blaze Media, with no details given as to why. The following is an incomplete list of notable shows featured on BlazeTV's live broadcast lineup as of 2019 Times based on the cable/Dish Network schedule and the BlazeTV website daily schedule The Wonderful World of Stu – political satire presented by Stu Burguiere, focused on promoting Libertarian principles while poking fun at progressives and government regulation The Glenn Beck Podcast - An interview-centric hour long show TheBlaze headquarters is located in Irving, Texas, at the Mercury Studios, where feature films Robocop and JFK, television series Walker, Texas Ranger and Prison Break were filmed.
Mercury Radio Arts has taken over the entire complex, where it operates production studios, a global newsroom, houses Mercury Productions. Mercury Radio Arts and operated by Beck, operates all of its properties from the complex, including TheBlaze, Mercury Productions, Mercury Ink publishing, 1791 Supply & Co. Real Estate Agents I Trust, the Mercury One charity organization. Steven Crowder – Host of Louder with Crowder Mark Levin – Host of LevinTV Andrew Wilkow – Host of Wilkow! Eric Bolling – Host of AmERICa Bolling David Barton Gavin McInnes - Frequently featured on Louder with Crowder and The Glenn Beck Program Ben Shapiro – Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of The Ben Shapiro
Digital terrestrial television
Digital terrestrial television is a technology for broadcast television in which land-based television stations broadcast television content by radio waves to televisions in consumers' residences in a digital format. DTTV is a major technological advance over the previous analog television, has replaced analog, in common use since the middle of the 20th century. Test broadcasts began in 1998 with the changeover to DTTV beginning in 2006 and is now complete in many countries; the advantages of digital terrestrial television are similar to those obtained by digitising platforms such as cable TV, telecommunications: more efficient use of limited radio spectrum bandwidth, provision of more television channels than analog, better quality images, lower operating costs for broadcasters. Different countries have adopted different digital broadcasting standards; the amount of data that can be transmitted is directly affected by channel capacity and the modulation method of the transmission. North America uses the ATSC standard with 8VSB modulation, which has similar characteristics to the vestigial sideband modulation used for analog television.
This provides more immunity to interference, but is not immune to multipath distortion and does not provide for single-frequency network operation. The modulation method in DVB-T is COFDM with either 16-state Quadrature Amplitude Modulation. In general, 64QAM is capable of transmitting a greater bit rate, but is more susceptible to interference. 16 and 64QAM constellations can be combined in a single multiplex, providing a controllable degradation for more important program streams. This is called hierarchical modulation. DVB-T are designed to work in single frequency networks. Developments in video compression have resulted in improvements on the original H.262 MPEG 2 codec, surpassed by H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and more H.265 HEVC. H.264 enables three high-definition television services to be coded into a 24 Mbit/s DVB-T European terrestrial transmission channel. DVB-T2 increases this channel capacity to 40 Mbit/s, allowing more services. DTTV is received either via a digital set-top box, TV gateway or more now an integrated tuner included with television sets, that decodes the signal received via a standard television antenna.
These devices now include digital video recorder functionality. However, due to frequency planning issues, an aerial capable of receiving a different channel group may be required if the DTTV multiplexes lie outside the reception capabilities of the installed aerial; this is quite common in the UK. Indoor aerials are more to be affected by these issues and need replacing. Main articles: List of digital television deployments by country, Digital television transition Afghanistan launched digital transmissions in Kabul using DVB-T2/MPEG-4 on Sunday, 31 August 2014. Test transmissions had commenced on 4 UHF channels at the start of June 2014. Transmitters were provided by GatesAir. Bangladesh had its first DTT service DVB-T2 / MPEG-4 on April 2016 launched by the GS Group; the service is called RealVU. It is done with partnership with Beximco. GS Group acts as a supplier and integrator of its in-house hardware and software solutions for the operator's functioning in accordance with the modern standards of digital television.
RealVu provides more than 100 TV channels in HD quality. The digital TV set-top boxes developed by GS Group offer such functions as PVR and time-shift, along with an EPG. India adopted DVB-T system for digital television in July 1999; the first DVB-T transmission was started on 26 January 2003 in the four major metropolitan cities by Doordarshan. The terrestrial transmission is available in both digital and analog formats. 4 high power DVB-T transmitters were set up in the top 4 cities, which were upgraded to DVB-T2 + MPEG4 and DVB-H standards. An additional 190 high power, 400 low power DVB-T2 transmitters have been approved for Tier I, II and III cities of the country by 2017; the Indian telecom regulator, TRAI, had recommended the I&B to allow private broadcast companies to use the DTT technology, in 2005. So far, the Indian I&B ministry only permits private broadcast companies to use satellite, cable and IPTV based systems; the government's broadcasting organisation Doordarshan had started the free TV service over DVB - T2 to the mobile phone users from February 25 onwards and extended to cover 16 cities including the four metros from April 5, 2016.
Israel started digital transmissions in MPEG-4 on Sunday, August 2, 2009, anal
The PBS NewsHour is an American daily evening television news program, broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service, airing seven nights a week on more than 350 of the public broadcaster's member stations. As the nation's first hour-long nightly news broadcast, the program is known for its in-depth coverage of issues and current events. Anchored by Judy Woodruff, the program's weekday broadcasts run one hour in length and are produced by Washington, D. C. PBS station WETA-TV. From August 2013 to October 2016, Woodruff and then-co-anchor Gwen Ifill were the first and only all-female anchor team of a national nightly news program on broadcast television. On Saturdays and Sundays, PBS distributes a 30-minute edition of the program titled PBS NewsHour Weekend, anchored by Hari Sreenivasan and produced from New York City by WNET; the PBS NewsHour originates from WETA's studio facilities in Arlington County and the Tisch/WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The program is a collaboration between WETA-TV, WNET, fellow PBS member stations KQED in San Francisco, KETC in St. Louis and WTTW in Chicago.
In 1973, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer teamed up to cover the United States Senate's Watergate hearings for PBS. The two earned an Emmy Award for their unprecedented gavel-to-gavel coverage; this recognition led to the 1975 creation of The Robert MacNeil Report, a half-hour local news program for WNET, which debuted on October 20 of that year. Less than 1 1⁄2 months on December 1, 1975, the program began to air on PBS stations nationwide; the program was renamed The MacNeil/Lehrer Report on September 6, 1976. Most editions employed a two-anchor, two-city format, with MacNeil based in New York City and Lehrer based at WETA's studios in Arlington, Virginia. Charlayne Hunter-Gault joined the series in 1978 as correspondent, serving as substitute host for MacNeil and Lehrer whenever either of them had the night off, she became the series’ national correspondent in 1983. In September 1981, production of the program was taken over by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, a partnership between MacNeil and the Gannett Company.
Liberty Media bought a 67% controlling equity stake in MacNeil/Lehrer Productions in 1994, but MacNeil and Lehrer retained editorial control. Having decided to start competing with the nightly news programs on ABC, CBS and NBC instead of complementing them, the program expanded to one hour on September 5, 1983, incorporating other changes such as the introduction of "documentary reportage from the field". Robert MacNeil retired from the program on October 1995, leaving Jim Lehrer as the sole anchor. Accordingly, the program was renamed The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer three days on October 23; the NewsHour won a Peabody Award in 2003 for the feature report Jobless Recovery: Non-Working Numbers. On May 17, 2006, the program underwent its first major change in presentation in years, adopting a new graphics package and a reorchestrated version of the show's theme music. On December 17, 2007, the NewsHour became the second nightly broadcast network newscast to begin broadcasting in high definition, with broadcasts presented in a letterboxed format for viewers with standard-definition television sets watching either through cable or satellite television.
The program introduced a new set and upconverted its existing graphics package to HD. On May 11, 2009, PBS announced that the program would be revamped on December 7 of that year under a revised title as the PBS NewsHour. In addition to an increased integration between the NewsHour website and nightly broadcast, the updated production would return to a two-anchor format; the overhaul was described by Jim Lehrer as the first phase in his gradual move toward retirement. On September 27, 2010, PBS NewsHour was presented with the Chairman's Award at the 31st News & Documentary Emmy Awards, with Robert MacNeil, Jim Lehrer, longtime executive producer Les Crystal, former executive producer Linda Winslow receiving the award on the show's behalf. Lehrer formally ended his tenure as a regular anchor of the program in June 2011, he continued to anchor on Fridays afterward, when he led the political analysis segment with Mark Shields and David Brooks. On August 6, 2013, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff were named as co-anchors and co-managing editors of the NewsHour broadcast.
The two shared anchor duties on the Monday through Thursday editions, with Woodruff solo anchoring on Fridays due to Ifill's duties as host of the political discussion program Washington Week. For much of its history, the PBS NewsHour aired only on Monday through Friday evenings. Although the weekend broadcasts are branded PBS NewsHour Weekend, those editions instead air for a half-hour. Plans for a weekend edition of PBS NewsHour had been considered as early as March 2013. MacNeil/Lehrer Productions announced in a letter to the show's staffers on October 8, 2013, that it had offere
CNN en Español
CNN en Español is a Pan-American Spanish-language news channel, owned by WarnerMedia. It was launched on pay-television, on 17 March 1997. CNN en Español is available throughout the United States. In Canada, a number of the network's shows are simulcast on Univision Canada. On February 15, 2017, the National Telecommunications Commission of Venezuela banned CNN en Español from the airwaves in the country after the airing of a report accusing the country of passport fraud; the government deemed the report " the peace and democratic stability of our Venezuelan people since they generate an environment of intolerance." CNN en Español provides live coverage of some news events, since 2016, has carried the Spanish-language audio for Major League Baseball postseason games carried by sister network TBS only in the United States. CNN en Español features newscasts throughout the day. In March 1999, CNN en Español launched an independent feed for Mexico; this exclusive signal of CNN en Español airs CNN Mexico: Perspectivas, a primetime newscast dedicated to covering important local and international events of special significance to Mexican viewers.
CNN en Español’s Mexico feed features InfoCinta CNN, an electronic ticker located at the bottom of the screen containing news headlines. Cynthia Darr Hudson - VP Carmen Aristegui Guillermo Arduino Samuel Burke Gabriela Frías Patricia Janiot Carlos Montero Alejandra Gutierrez Oraa Elizabeth Perez Camilo Egana Mariela Encarnación Fernando Del Rincon Ismael Cala List of Spanish-language television networks in the United States Official website
Bloomberg Television is an 24-hour American-based international cable and satellite business and capital market television channel, owned by Bloomberg L. P, it is distributed globally. It is headquartered in New York City, with European headquarters in London and Asian headquarters in Hong Kong. Most of the channels listed are not directly operated by Bloomberg but are operated by local companies who franchise the Bloomberg brand and may take some of its English-language programming. Bloomberg Television Bloomberg El Financiero Bloomberg TV Asia Pacific Bloomberg TV Europe Bloomberg HT Bloomberg TV Mongolia Bloomberg TV Australia Bloomberg TV Bulgaria Bloomberg TV Brasil BNN Bloomberg Bloomberg Brazil Bloomberg TV Indonesia Bloomberg TV Canada Bloomberg TV India Bloomberg Germany Bloomberg TV France Bloomberg Italy Bloomberg TV Malaysia Bloomberg TV Philippines Bloomberg Japan Bloomberg Spain Bloomberg TV Africa Bloomberg's U. S. broadcasts are headed by the CEO of Bloomberg Media Group. Smith replaced Andy Lack, who would return to NBC News.
The network provided funding and studio facilities for the nightly PBS/WNET program Charlie Rose. Bloomberg Television first launched in the United States on January 1, 1994 under the name Bloomberg Information TV, before it was shortened to its current name in 1998. Shortly after Bloomberg's launch, the now-defunct American Independent Network carried a simulcast of the channel at various times each weekday from 1995 to 1997, picked up by some broadcast stations in early morning periods to provide a de facto morning business show; the network's morning pre-opening bell programming was aired on the USA Network, simulcasted in a paid programming arrangement with the channel until 2004, when that network dropped the simulcast months before the NBC Universal merger was consummated, due to concerns that USA would air the coverage of a competitor to future sister network CNBC. The simulcast moved to E!, where it remained until the simulcast ended in January 2009, when the network had expanded its reach on digital cable systems enough to discontinue the simulcast.
During its time on E!, the 5–8 a.m. block was the most watched period for the network, according to Nielsen Media Research. Bloomberg Television's U. S. network debuted a new graphics package in January 2009. This current scheme was first used on the network's now-defunct pre-market program, Starting Bell, before the new graphics expanded to all of the network's programs on February 17, 2009. On that date, Bloomberg U. S. revamped its weekday programming lineup. In October 2009, Bloomberg Television debuted another new graphics package. In 2011, Bloomberg Television announced a strategic relationship with Gas Station TV to deliver personal finance and business news to more than 27 million viewers each month at GSTV pumps. Bloomberg launched a high definition simulcast feed on May 9, 2011, with Time Warner Cable as the first provider to carry it. In mid-April 2013, DIRECTV started carrying Bloomberg HD; as of July 2014, Bloomberg Television's standard-definition feed now shows a down-scaled version of its native HD feed, with the 16:9 letterbox picture on its 4:3 SD feed.
In February 2009, Bloomberg Television announced that it would cease operating some of the international variations of the channel, placing a greater focus on a more international Bloomberg channel. On March 9, 2009, the localized channels available in Germany, France and Spain ceased operations. Today, throughout Europe, the original pan-European version of Bloomberg Europe is available on cable and digital television providers. Since March 9, 2009, Bloomberg Television utilizes its existing international production teams in Hong Kong and America, adding a more global feel to the channel. Bloomberg International provides programming from Hong Kong in the early morning, produced by Bloomberg Asia, from London in the late morning, produced by Bloomberg Europe, from its main headquarters in New York City in the afternoon; each Bloomberg receives a relevant business news ticker on screen. Bloomberg Japan ceased broadcasting on April 30, 2009; the channel was replaced by Bloomberg Asia. Bloomberg Japan's Japanese language print website continue to operate as normal.
In June 2009, the Japanese service began running small on-air segments in cooperation with BS-Fuji Television. In October 2009, segments produced with the Tokyo Broadcasting System were added. Bloomberg Brazil and Bloomberg Latin America were integrated into the global Bloomberg channel during 2009. Bloomberg is an associate member of the Caribbean Cable & Telecommunications Association and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. In November 2011, Bloomberg announced the formation of "Bloomberg TV Mongolia" in partnership with Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia, the oldest and one of the largest commercial banks in Mongolia; the channel offers a mix of locally produced, Mongolian language content as well as English language news from Bloomberg Television. In February 2015, Bloomberg partnered with Canadian media company Channel Zero to form Bloomberg TV Canada, which featured U. S. Bloomberg Television programming