Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 4, 2010 – CNBC, the recognized world leader in business news, will be the only real-time, financial news and data application preinstalled on the upcoming Google TV platform. Google TV brings together the best of TV and the best of web into one seamless experience, and will be available on Sony televisions and Blu-ray players as well as on Logitech companion boxes. These devices go on sale this month and will be available at Best Buy stores nationwide.
“CNBC offers an unparalleled suite of digital financial products that ensure the real-time data, news and analysis investors care about are available to them across multiple platforms,” said Scott Drake, VP, CNBC Digital. “We are proud to be a part of the Google TV launch and offer users a seamless, one-screen experience that provides them with the essential information they need to be successful in this complex market.”
“The Google TV platform allows our premiere news brands, such as CNBC, the opportunity to engage their core audience in new ways by providing them with a personalized experience directly on the TV screen,” said Michael Schreiber, Vice President, Digital Distribution, NBC Universal.
CNBC’s real-time Google TV application includes:
· The most accurate real-time stock quotes available with data directly from the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges
· Personalized watch lists and editorially selected "hot stocks" so users can track the stocks that matter to them as well as the market at large
· Access to CNBC.com, the award-wining website and the online destination for global business news and expert analysis
· Global programming from CNBC EMEA and CNBC Asia
· News alerts to show users the information driving their stocks today
· CNBC's editors picks for the most important news videos of the day
Google TV is a new platform that that brings together the best of TV and the best of the Internet in a single, seamless entertainment experience. It combines all of your favorite entertainment across your TV, DVR recordings and the web under one search box so you can easily find what you want to watch. Google TV devices will launch this month, including TV and Blu-Ray player from Sony and a companion box from Logitech.
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 340 million homes worldwide, including more than 95 million households in the United States and Canada. The network's Business Day programming (weekdays from 5:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and also includes reports from CNBC news bureaus worldwide. Additionally, CNBC viewers can manage their individual investment portfolios and gain additional in-depth information from on-air reports by accessing http://www.cnbc.com.
Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://nbcumv.com/cnbc/.