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BRIDGE to Provide News Services to Hong Kong MTR Corporation's New Airport Express.



HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 8, 1998--BridgeNews, the news-gathering arm of Bridge Information Systems, today announced an agreement with Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov.  Mass Transit mass transit, public transportation systems designed to move large numbers of passengers. Types and Advantages


Mass transit refers to municipal or regional public shared transportation, such as buses, streetcars, and ferries, open to all on a
 Railway Corporation (MTR Corporation This article is about the metro system operator. For the system itself, see MTR.

"MTRC" redirects here. For the concept car named MTRC, see Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car.
) whereby BRIDGE will deliver financial and general news to passengers using the new railway link to the airport, the Airport Express. Under this agreement, selected BridgeNews content will be incorporated into the service available to all passengers travelling on the Express service in Hong Kong.

BridgeNews will deliver four specially tailored news updates drawn from its real-time, 24-hour coverage of the world's financial and commodity markets news to Airport Express passengers. The stories will be updated five times daily and will be made available in both English and Chinese. Coverage will include top news, stock indices and weather information from around the Asia Pacific region and world.

"BridgeNews' global reach informs international travelers using the Airport Express about key information affecting the markets," said Angus Robertson Angus Robertson, born 28 September 1969, Wimbledon, London, England, is a politician in Scotland. He is the Scottish National Party (SNP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Moray, Scotland, first elected in 2001. , Executive Vice President of BRIDGE. "We are delighted to deliver our global news and analysis to professionals throughout Hong Kong,"

Sara Cheung, Marketing Manager of the MTR Corporation, added "BridgeNews offers insightful and accurate news coverage of the financial markets that our passengers will rely on to keep them well informed as they travel from destination to destination."

BridgeNews, generates over 4,000 news items a day with its editorial staff of 500 in more than 100 locations around the world. The Airport Express features a nine channel seat-back TV screen, which in addition to BridgeNews will also provide information on flight schedules, shopping, entertainment, and Hong Kong tourist destinations. In upcoming months, BRIDGE will increase daily coverage to 32 news stories, supply additional market data information and extend its services to they purpose of the MTR Corporation was to build and run a mass transit system that satisfies the public transpolopment of key residential and commercial projevices, visit http://www.mtrc.com.hk.

Brid-art communications system In telecommunication, a communications system is a collection of individual communications networks, transmission systems, relay stations, tributary stations, and data terminal equipment (DTE) usually capable of interconnection and interoperation to form an integrated whole.  that collects and disseminates market data, news and applications to clients such as institutional investors, broker/dealers, exchanges, corporations, and state and local governments. BRIDGE(R) is the co-producer of the Nightly Business Report Nightly Business Report is a financial news television program that is broadcast live, weekday evenings on most of the public television stations in the United States. Frequently abbreviated to NBR, the show is produced by public television station WPBT-TV in Miami, Florida, and  and is a leading provider of news and information to media companies worldwide. BRIDGE is headquartered in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
 with major regional centers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. For more information visit the BRIDGE web site at http://www.bridge.com.

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