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BTVI is India’s Premier English Business News Channel that bridges the gap between opinion seekers and opinion drivers. With news ranging from the stock market and real estate to tax planning and global economics, we focus on bringing first-hand information from key inﬂuencers of the world to empower you with #Opinions That Count.
Business Television India (BTVI), formerly known as Bloomberg TV India, Bloomberg UTV and UTVi, was a 24-hour English news channel in the Business-Economy genre, run by Business Broadcast News Pvt. Ltd (BBNPL). The channel's coverage ranges from the latest news on Business, Industry, Markets, and Stocks to Economy, Policy, Banking, Technology, Telecom, and Personal Finance. The Channel disseminates real-time news in multiple ways, including television, internet, and mobile device.
The UTVi English business news channel was launched by UTV in April 2008, along with a content deal for ABC News through Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific). Bloomberg also took a stake in the channel in 2008. By late 2009, UTVi had rebranded as Bloomberg UTV, as UTV had switched to Bloomberg for additional content. Reliance Group purchased UTV's stake in 2012 causing another rebranding to Bloomberg TV India.
On 1 August 2016, the channel was rechristened as BTVI from Bloomberg TV India after the licensing agreement between Business Broadcast News and Bloomberg LP came to an end. Earlier in January, both Business Broadcast News and Bloomberg had decided not to renew their licensing agreement, ending a seven-year-old partnership.
On 31 August, the channel suspended broadcast without citing any reason. In a message to its employees just hours prior, it said it has closed the gap with the market leader (CNBC TV18) to emerge as the second-largest business channel.