Reuters and BTVi announce exclusive partnership for global financial and business news offering in India
New Delhi, October 4, 2016 – Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider, and BTVi, a premier English business news television channel in India, have joined hands to bring financial and business news from across the globe to Indian viewers.
Under the partnership, BTVi will have access to Reuters TV studios in key financial centres across the globe. The partnership will offer Indian viewers coverage of all global business and political news, regular global round-ups as well as extended exclusive features programming.
“Reuters News Agency is the world’s largest news provider. BTVi will leverage our global strength to bring global and financial news to their ever growing audience on a daily basis from our studios around the world and support their coverage of key global events” said Munira Ibrahim, Reuters SVP for Sales and Content Solutions.
Reuters and BTVi propose to further expand the scope of the partnership in the days ahead. “We hope to build on this partnership in the future as we believe there is an unparalleled opportunity in India to create dynamic and engaging content that will appeal to the countries affluent and internationally-minded population”, Munira added.
“As the consumption of information changes rapidly, BTVi is expanding into the digital universe to reach even larger audiences through path-breaking formats of news gathering. After many years of bringing Indian viewers content on business, the stock markets and the economy, BTVi is ushering in new content offerings for the business news space in India. Over the years, the Indian news ecosystem has evolved significantly and the new consumer wants an intelligent take on developments, delivered in the most intuitive yet dynamic form,” said Siddharth Zarabi, Executive Editor, BTVi.
Commenting on the partnership, Monica Tata, COO, BTVi said “Our country is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with large and growing business audience. And together with Reuters, we are confident of strengthening our leadership position further by delivering more value to our increasingly sophisticated business audience through great business news content on a real time basis.”
The latest partnership comes after the recent tie-up between BTVi and Thomson Reuters Financial Services for global market data and news feeds through the latters’ Eikon service providing access to real time market data, news, fundamental data, analytics and trading developments.
Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world’s media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reuters at @ReutersPR
BTVi is India’s premier English business news destination for Indian and global news and views on business, the economy and the stock markets – on TV, Twitter @btvi and www.btvi.in.