Bloomberg partners with Twitter to generate 24/7 streaming video news service

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News titan Bloomberg and Twitter have teamed up to create a service for constant news streaming on the social media venue 24 hours a day.




The Wall Street Journal reports that the partnership will be announced on Monday by by company founder Michael Bloomberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The combined streaming effort is expected to debut in the fall, with specific deployment details to be announced at a later date.

"It is going to be focused on the most important news for an intelligent audience around the globe," said Bloomberg Media's chief executive officer, Justin Smith. "It's going to be broader in focus than our existing network."

According to the report, the channel won't rely exclusively on rebroadcasting Bloomberg's existing television programming. It will also use a "curated and verified mix" of video harvested from Twitter as well, mostly focusing on current events rather than just "trending" topics.

The feed will be Twitter's first continuous video feed. It had previously partnered with Bloomberg for coverage of the 2016 presidential debates. Bloomberg has total control of the content of the feed.

Terms of the deal are not known. The service will be ad-supported.

While Bloomberg Media was founded in 1981, the news wing of the organization wasn't launched until 1990. A leaked internal memo from 2015 penned by the editor-in-chief declared a refocus was coming, with a reduction on general interest, and a focus on business and economic topics -- which appears to be contrary to the stated goals of the Twitter deal.

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  • Reply 1 of 6
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,396member
    So... continually blasting Mike Bloomberg's political views across Twitter? Hard pass for me, thanks.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    eideardeideard Posts: 399member
    2600 journalist & analysts in 120 countries vs Faux News rolling out Republican flack press releases? Easy as Pi.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    charlesatlascharlesatlas Posts: 209member
    So... continually blasting Mike Bloomberg's political views across Twitter? Hard pass for me, thanks.
    Sounds like you've never actually read anything on Bloomberg. But then again, anything other than alt-right is just fake news to you, right?
    MacPro
  • Reply 4 of 6
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,396member
    So... continually blasting Mike Bloomberg's political views across Twitter? Hard pass for me, thanks.
    Sounds like you've never actually read anything on Bloomberg. But then again, anything other than alt-right is just fake news to you, right?
    I've read plenty of Bloomberg news and I'm aware of their political biases, just like the guy who started the company. The personal attack is especially pointless, since I'm a Libertarian.*

    *Information on Libertarianism here and here and here.
    edited May 2017
  • Reply 5 of 6
    bestkeptsecretbestkeptsecret Posts: 3,385member

    24 hour news channels are a bust. There really is never anything significant happening 24 hours a day. These channels are filled with more crap than news. Signal to Noise ratio is very, very low.

    News sites are better off since they have dedicated spaces for big headlines.

    I turn on a news channel and I have to try to keep track of one of the 3-4 tickers that are running at the bottom to figure out what the headlines are. And there's some emotional talking head going all ballistic with his/ her opinion on the rest of the screen, which I couldn't care less for.

    The Soap Opera of the State.


  • Reply 6 of 6
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,367member
    So... continually blasting Mike Bloomberg's political views across Twitter? Hard pass for me, thanks.
    Sounds like you've never actually read anything on Bloomberg. But then again, anything other than alt-right is just fake news to you, right?
    I've read plenty of Bloomberg news and I'm aware of their political biases, just like the guy who started the company. The personal attack is especially pointless, since I'm a Libertarian.*

    *Information on Libertarianism here and here and here.
    So many subtly different interpretations of the Latin ford for free. The stark difference of Liberal and Libertarian in the USA is especially confusing to a ex Brit where the Liberal party (in my day at least) were the centrists.  Personally I like SJ's oft' used phrase 'the intersection of science and the liberal arts' best...  
    Reading up on the definitions just now I see you are basically a wild west cowboy wannabe then?  ;)
    edited May 2017
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