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Throughout the month of February, Business News Network (BNN) features special programming for YOUR MONEY MONTH.

Gearing up for the biggest month on everyone’s investing calendar, BNN’s PORTFOLIO BUILDER daily segment helps investors keep their finances on track and educates market newcomers.

Premiering Wednesday, February 1 at 2:20 p.m. ET, BNN’s PORTFOLIO BUILDER delivers a daily lineup of BNN financial experts dedicated to helping investors understand investment options.  

Viewers can turn to BNN’s award-winning website, BNN.ca as the online destination for complete coverage of YOUR MONEY MONTH content.

Viewers can uncover everything they need to know about RRSPs and TFSAs, as well as tips on sorting through mutual funds, ETFs, stocks and bonds by tuning to BNN’s PORTFOLIO BUILDER every weekday in the month of February.

From building and managing a portfolio, testing investor risk tolerance, and balancing the securities that make up a sound investment portfolio, BNN delivers timely and valuable information designed to help viewers get a firm handle on their money.  

And for those who would rather leave managing finances to a financial pro, BNN has tips on how to choose the right investment advisor.

 

February is YOUR MONEY MONTH on Business News Network (BNN). Gearing up for the biggest month on everyone’s investing calendar, BNN features coverage to help investors keep their finances on track and educate market newcomers.

Beginning Tuesday, February 1 at 2:20 p.m. ET, BNN serves up THE BNN PORTFOLIO BUILDER, delivering a daily line-up of BNN financial experts dedicated to helping investors sort through investment options.  

Viewers can turn to BNN’s award-winning website, BNN.ca as the online destination for complete coverage of YOUR MONEY MONTH content.

Every weekday in the month of February, THE BNN PORTFOLIO BUILDER brings viewers everything they need to know about RRSPs and TFSAs, as well as tips on sorting through mutual funds, ETFs, stocks and bonds.  

From building and managing a portfolio, testing investor tolerance for risk, and balancing the securities that make up an investment portfolio, BNN delivers timely and valuable information designed to help viewers get a firm handle on their money.  And for those who would rather leave managing finances to a financial pro, BNN has tips on how to choose the right investment advisor.

CTV’s Business News Network- BNN turns 10 years old today, and in celebration BNN is presenting special anniversary programming looking back over the past 10 years.  Starting today, Tuesday, September 1, 2009, BNN presents special vignettes within regular programming that highlight the milestones in BNN’s broadcast history as well as the stories that have captivated the business community since 1999. Today, BNN is stronger than ever, reaching 5.8 million subscribers* with an average audience of 1.2 million viewers tuning in each week**.   BNN.ca, recently awarded RTNDA’s Best Use of New Media, will also follow the retrospective look back at a decade of business broadcasting.

Since ROBTv (renamed BNN in 2008) launched on September 1, 1999, it has been the go-to destination for business stories that matter to Canadians. BNN’s team of 120 staff works tirelessly to bring viewers 25 live business interviews daily, and to date have conducted more than 60,000 live interviews.

“Over the past decade, BNN has enjoyed steady growth and has been embraced by the Canadian business community” said Jack Fleischmann, General Manager, BNN. “BNN’s team is responsible for making the channel what it is today and we will rely on their talent and dedication to continue to bring Canadians the business stories that matter in the next ten years.”

On Wednesday, September 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET, BNN presents BNN FLASHBACK, a special 30-minute, 10th anniversary program. BNN FLASHBACK features a countdown of the stories that have shaped Canadian business this decade. BNN has covered a range of top business stories from Y2K hysteria in 1999 to the Canada/U.S softwood lumber dispute of 2002 to the Conrad Black trial of 2007. In September, 2008, the story of Canada’s recession resulted in a 291% spike in ratings for BNN***, a story that will challenge the others for the top spot in the countdown of the Top 10 headlines that helped shape business new from 1999-2009. The Top 10 stories will be revealed during BNN FLASHBACK by a distinguished panel of Canadian business experts who weigh in on why the stories have mattered to Canadians:

David Beatty — Conway Director, Clarkson Centre for Business Ethics & Board Effectiveness and Professor of Strategic Management
Clive Beddoe – Former CEO, WestJet
Tom Caldwell – Chairman, Caldwell Securities
Jack Mintz – Former President and CEO, C.D. Howe Institute, Prof. University of Calgary
Jimmy Pattison – Chairman, CEO, The Jimmy Pattison Group
John Risley – Chairman, Clearwater Seafoods
Catherine Swift – Chairwoman, President and CEO, Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Today, BNN announces their 10th year of business news programming and unveils BNN’s Fall Schedule 2009, premiering Tuesday September 8, 2009. BNN is back with the popular programs and personalities viewers have come to expect from the business broadcast leader. Notable changes are Andrew Bell, who becomes the new face of COMMODITIES REPORT and the host a new half hour called AFTER HOURS; Howard Green, who helms extended and more prominent versions of HEADLINE along side new co-host Andrea Mandel-Campbell and MARKET CALL; Michael Hainsworth, who picks up hosting duties for THE CLOSE and MARKET CALL TONIGHT; Kim Parlee, who moves over from THE CLOSE to host SQUEEZEPLAY; and Mark Bunting, who takes over the reigns of BNN’s popular show THE BUSINESS NEWS (all programming subject to change).

BNN’s Fall Schedule 2009

* Indicates program change
** Indicates host change

BLOOMBERG TV 6 – 8 a.m. ET
THE STREET w/ Michael Kane 8 – 9 a.m. ET
MARKET MORNING w/ Frances Horodelski and Marty Cej 9 – 10:30 a.m. ET
MARKET MORNING w/Pat Bolland 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. ET
BERMAN’S CALL w/ Larry Berman (Monday) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
COMMODITIES w/ **Andrew Bell (Tuesday – Friday) 1:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. ET
*HEADLINE w/ Howard Green and **Andrea Mandel-Campbell 12 – 1 p.m. ET
MARKET CALL w/ **Howard Green 1 – 1:30 p.m. ET
TRADING DAY w/ Frances Horodelski and Marty Cej 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET
TRADING DAY w/ Pat Bolland 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET
THE CLOSE w/ **Michael Hainsworth 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET
*AFTER HOURS w/ Andrew Bell 4:30 – 5 p.m. ET
SQUEEZEPLAY w/ **Kim Parlee 5 – 6 p.m. ET
THE BUSINESS NEWS w/ **Mark Bunting 6 – 6:30 p.m. ET
HEADLINE w Howard Green and **Andrea Mandel-Campbell (Repeat) 6:30 – 7 p.m. ET
MARKET CALL TONIGHT w/ **Michael Hainsworth 7 – 8 p.m. ET

* Source: CTV Affiliate Relations Internal Subscriber Report
** Source: BBM/NMR, September 1, 2008 – August 23, 2009
*** Source: Average Minute Audience A25-54 Mon – Fri 8a – 8p, BBM Nielsen Media Research

These difficult economic times have many investors asking how to recession proof their portfolios. Beginning February 2, BNN premieres YOUR MONEY MONTH, a special series throughout February delivering a daily line up dedicated to helping investors set goals to build a sound and secure financial future in 2009.

Online, BNN.ca features complete coverage of YOUR MONEY MONTH content with the best financial hints, tips and strategies from experts and BNN’s on-air team.

BNN’s YOUR MONEY MONTH daily highlights break down as follows:

MARKET MORNING
Weekdays from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET daily.
BNN’s popular morning program MARKET MORNING premieres three new segments exclusively for YOUR MONEY MONTH, including:

• POWER PORTFOLIO –10:20 a.m. ET
BNN’s top financial experts and industry leaders respond to viewer questions surrounding personal investment portfolios to take advantage of market recovery and guidelines for new investors.

• THE FUND REPORT – 10:50 a.m. ET
For the risk-averse BNN explores all aspects of managed funds. From Mutual Funds to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF), BNN’s THE FUND REPORT delivers information on what the best and worst performers are and how to create your personalized fund strategy for investment success.

MAKING $ENSE – 11:20 a.m. ET
This 101 course on the market educates investors on the sometimes complicated often confusing nuances of the investment world.

TRADING DAY: YOUR MONEY MONTH RECAP
Weekdays at 2:20 p.m. ET
BNN brings together the best hints, tips and strategies from the YOUR MONEY MONTH special coverage.

BERMAN’S CALL – ETF MAKEOVERS
Mondays at 11:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Every Monday in February, Larry Berman – one of the industry’s top technical and fundamental analysts – will makeover the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) portfolios of three lucky viewers! Viewers can enter to receive their free ETF MAKEOVER by e-mailing yourmoneymonth@bnn.ca or bermanscall@bnn.ca .

TALKING TAX
Fridays at 11:30 a.m. ET
There’s no denying that tax season is fast approaching. With the RRSP deadline on March 2 and personal income taxes due April 30, BNN encourages viewers to get a head start by tackling viewer’s tax related question about how to maximize tax returns.

Real Estate Week on YOUR MONEY MONTH Includes:

THE CLOSE
February 23 – 27 at 3:30 p.m. ET
A home is the largest investment many Canadians will ever make. During the final week of YOUR MONEY MONTH, Kim Parlee and Andrew Bell, hosts of THE CLOSE, provide and in-depth look at the Canadian housing sector.

• Monday, February 23 – Overall House Market Picture
Property was once considered to be one of the safest investments consumers could make, but times have changed. BNN’s Kim Parlee and Andrew Bell examine today’s housing market while experts weigh in on how low the market can go and whether now is the right time to buy that dream house or vacation property.

• Tuesday, February 24 – Cross-Canada Regional Breakdown
Find out how real estate stacks up from city-to-city. BNN reporters team up with real estate experts and look at local real estate markets from coast to coast.

• Wednesday, February 25 – Condo Crash
BNN asks developers from major cities across Canada if the market has reached its saturation point and what the recession will mean for condo developers and individuals who want to enter or exit condo ownership.

• Thursday, February 26 – Real Estate Investment Opportunities
Housing prices are at a low, but is now the time to buy that investment property south of the border? Discover the legal issues you need to know when buying a U.S property and where the hot destinations are to buy. WestJet CEO, Sean Durfy joins BNN to talk about his recent house purchase in Palm Springs.

• Friday, February 27 – Taking the Real Estate Plunge
Find out what to you need to know about buying and selling in this recession market, including what the average investor can do to get the best deals and what home buyers can do to negotiate the best mortgage rates possible.

BNN, Canada’s trusted source for breaking business news and global market information, announced today the relaunch of its Web site, live now at BNN.ca. New features on the site include breaking business news, comprehensive coverage of global market activity from a Canadian perspective and a new video player that will hold a more extensive library of BNN interviews and reports.

BNN also announced today a new contest called “The BNN $25,000 Challenge.” Viewers are encouraged to go to BNN.ca and answer daily questions for the chance to win a grand prize of $25,000, to be deposited in an E*TRADE Canada account, or one of three weekly prizes valued at $5,000 (or the cash equivalent). The questions centre on content found on BNN.ca. “The BNN $25,000 Challenge” runs from May 26 to June 13, with the winner being announced during the week of July 7.

BNN.ca also boasts blogs brimming with valuable insight and timely business information from BNN’s stable of highly-regarded reporters, commentators and analysts including Kim Parlee, Andy Bell, Amanda Lang, Jon Erlichman, Michael Hainsworth, Marty Cej and Niall McGee.

“Our viewers expect to find breaking news and up-to-the-minute international business information from BNN, and after testing out these new features over the past month we are confident that this revamped site will enhance that service,” said Jack Fleischmann, General Manager of BNN – Business News Network. “Through new features like our blogs, viewers will also become better acquainted with their favourite BNN personalities.”

BNN.ca will also provide constant ticker information from all major Canadian, U.S. and international stock markets. The site will also spotlight company profiles, economic forecasting and analysis, segments on personal finance and interactive features that will get visitors involved.