NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that FOX Business Network (FBN) has chosen the NASDAQ MarketSite as one of its primary broadcast locations to host coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election on November 6. FOX Business Network also held part of its Election coverage live from the NASDAQ MarketSite in 2008.
The NASDAQ MarketSite broadcast studio, NASDAQ's studio for TV and web-based global media, will be transformed into a central location for FBN's evening coverage provided by FBN anchor Liz Claman, and will include use of the NASDAQ Signature Video Wall to illustrate real-time economic data, market statistics and live updates on election results.
To celebrate FOX Business Network's Election Day coverage, Liz Claman, Host of FBN's "Countdown to the Closing Bell" and Co-Host of "After the Bell", will ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 6. Claman will begin covering the 2012 Presidential Election from the NASDAQ MarketSite beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. ET and will continue to report several times per hour until the polls are finalized.
"The NASDAQ MarketSite is an iconic New York City landmark that represents the global capital markets, entrepreneurship and growth opportunity," said Bruce Aust, EVP, NASDAQ OMX. "We are excited to partner with FOX Business Network to bring viewers sophisticated news coverage of the Presidential Election, and to help incorporate valuable economic and market data of importance to U.S. voters and the global community into the coverage of this historical event."
In addition to housing the state-of-the-art NASDAQ MarketSite broadcast studio, the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square includes a dynamic event space, which provides a backdrop for NASDAQ to celebrate daily Market Open and Close ceremonies, initial public offerings, meetings with analysts, investors and board members, and interaction with the media community. For more information about the NASDAQ MarketSite, please visit: http://www.nasdaq.com/marketsite/index.html.
About NASDAQ OMX Group:
The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 25 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)
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