Bloomberg Media Group has appointed Owen Franks as executive producer for Bloomberg Television Philippines. He joins from Al Jazeera where he worked as executive producer across its bureaus in Qatar, New York and San Francisco, and where he launched its 24-hour American news service and digital youth channel. Owen brings over 15 years of experience in broadcast, having also worked at the British Broadcasting Corporation as a senior producer in London. Now based in Manila, Owen will be responsible for editorial direction and all aspects of news programming and operations for Bloomberg TV Philippines.

In March 2015, Bloomberg Television announced a partnership with Cignal TV, Inc., a media company in the Philippines, to create Bloomberg Television Philippines, the country’s first 24-hour business news channel.