NI gets a result
News International has won a victory against HM Customs & Excise after a
VAT & Duties tribunal ruled that entry to fantasy football, rugby and
cricket games does not constitute betting. The decision means that no
duty is payable by News International on money raised through 0891
premium phone lines used on many of the competitions.
Sixty five per cent of viewers make assumptions about the content of
television programmes based on the time of day it is shown, according to
research for the Broadcasting Standards Council. A national poll of 1000
people found the majority in favour of the watershed and 84% said
parents are responsible for children’s viewing after 9pm.
Future Publishing, part of the Pearson media group, is to publish
Football Italia magazine next year. It will be produced in conjunction
with Chrysalis Sport and Channel Four.
The editor of Homes & Gardens magazine has resigned after nine years.
Amanda Evans said she was leaving the title because of commitments to
her young family.
Katy Turner, the former sales and marketing director of Golden Rose
Communications and founder of Viva! 963, is to become managing director
of Creative Media Partnerships (CMP).
He Lines Magazine is to go monthly from January next year. It was
launched in 1990 as a quality business men’s fashion title by Streamline
I don’t believe it!
Victor Meldrew is more popular than the Queen and Coronation Street when
it comes to Christmas television viewing, according to the latest
Sensor survey of 500 people by CIA MediaLab. One Foot in the Grave was
voted the programme most people were looking forward to, with 38%
putting it top of their viewing schedule. Just 14% said they were
looking forward to the Queen’s Speech, while 29% opted for Coronation
Telegraph Newspapers is to offer advertisers the chance to appear on
screen savers downloaded from the Electronic Telegraph. The group is
offering to produce and feature client’s screen savers on ET from the
Concord flies kite
Poster specialist Concord, and its parent company Alban Communications,
have become the first outdoor companies assessed by the British
Standards Institute, to be registered for the quality kite mark BS EN
Patrick Taylor has been named as director of ad sales for the regional
office of the National Magazine Company. Taylor will report to Duncan
Edwards, director of corporate business development.