Bloomberg Television show First Up bags Best News Programme award

At the 17th Asian Television Awards 2012 in Singapore yesterday evening, Bloomberg Television won the award for Best News Programme with “First Up,” a daily morning news programme hosted by Susan Li that looks at the market openings in Asia. Hong-Kong based anchor Susan Li was awarded the runner up for Best News Anchor.

“We are extremely pleased with the recognition received from this year’s Asian Television Awards,” said Parry Ravindranathan, Head of Bloomberg Television for Asia-Pacific. “2012 has truly been a year of momentum for Bloomberg Television in Asia as we continue to extend our influence with more local content, and fast, accurate, market-moving business news. More decision makers in the business communities are watching and following us, as we set new standards in the quality of our programs, on-air talent and production.”

Bloomberg TV is available in over 310 million homes worldwide, and 15 million households in 21 Asia Pacific countries. In 2012, Bloomberg TV launched Bloomberg TV Mongolia, a new state-of-the-art broadcast studio in Singapore, and several original programmes from Asia including ‘Titans at the Table, Asia’ and ‘Faith in Finance.’

The Asian Television Awards is one of the region’s most prestigious industry honours.

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