Business Live

Business Live
Also known as 'Business Edition with
Tanya Beckett
Business Edition with
Jamie Robertson
Business Live
Created by BBC World News
BBC News Channel
Presented by Sally Bundock
Ben Thompson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production location(s) Studio C, Broadcasting House, London / Singapore / New York City
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC World News
BBC News Channel
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 1 February 2010 (2010-02-01) (as Business Edition)
1 June 2015 (2015-06-01)(as Business Live)
Preceded by Business Edition with Tanya Beckett
Related shows World News Today
World Business Report
Outside Source
External links

Business Live (Previously Business Edition) is a news programme that premiered on BBC World News on 1 February 2010 as part of a network-wide refresh.[1] The programme is presented by Tanya Beckett (Monday–Thursday) and Jamie Robertson (Friday). The programme examines the inner workings of business, translating complex financial stories to give viewers a clearer understanding of the rapidly changing global economy, and how it will impact on their lives. It also includes the top global news stories of the day as well as weather updates.

The current presenting line up is Sally Bundock and Ben Thompson in the morning. However Thompson is often presenting Breakfast or on assignment which in that latter gets broadcast in the show.

Renaming and dropping

In 2015 the programme was relaunched as Business Live with two editions one at 08:30BST/GMT and 20:00BST/GMT. Originally there was only one morning edition but was expanded to two in November


Business Edition was reduced from 60 to 45 then to a 30-minute structure on 9 November 2010. The programme was replaced with an edition of BBC World News from April 2011. Business Edition with Tanya Beckett returned to BBC World News on 18 June 2012 at 22:00 GMT. This was originally an edition of World News Today. In June 2015 the program was ended to allow Outside Source and World News Today to be simulcast on the BBC News Channel.

It returned in November 2015 replacing an edition of World News Today under the name Business Live.

About the programme

Morning edition

This edition is presented live from London with two presenters and broadcast on BBC News Channel and BBC World News at 0830 GMT/BST (0930 CET). It gives the latest in Europe, Asia closing view, US recap. It uses the World Business Report title, with another music and change the name of World Business Report. Its name is sometimes called BizLive for short.

After the top story, the headlines will be presented from the catwalk. Then, it switches to the presenter sitting at the desk. After that, the catwalk presenter will present the programme in the first half of the show. After the look at the markets segment they will join together at the desk with a guest. In the last half, they will have a look at social media segment and then the business papers review. This was the first edition of the programme until November when its second edition launched in the evening.

Evening edition

This edition is presented live from London and New York. Tanya Beckett and Michelle Fleury are the main presenters and the show is broadcast at 2000 GMT/BST (2100 CET) only on BBC World News.

During the top stories, the New York presenter will appear first, then the London presenter at the desk. The headlines intro is the same as the morning edition. The programme is mainly presented from the catwalk in Studio C, New Broadcasting House, London. Its ending theme is longer than the morning edition, using a part of the title. This was originally an edition of World News Today and replaced the Business Edition which was broadcast at 2100 GMT/BST (2200 CET), Business Edition was also an edition of World News Today until 2010, but was replaced by Outside Source in June 2015.


Sally BundockMorning BizLive Main Presenter (Mon-Thurs)
Ben ThompsonMorning BizLive Main Presenter (Mon-Thurs) (often filling in on Breakfast)
Aaron HeslehurstMorning BizLive Main Presenter (Fri and relief)
Victoria FritzMorning BizLive Presenter (Fri) & Relief BizLive Presenter
Susannah StreeterMorning BizLive Relief Presenter
Jamie RobertsonRelief BizLive Presenter
Maryam Moshiri
Ben Bland
Alice Baxter
Vishala Sri-Pathma
David Eades


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