Channel 4 has signed up to cover Italian football for another three
years. It will show a special live match on Saturday September 18 to
launch the new season.
Channel 5 has appointed Remy Sautter, president and chief executive
officer of CLT-UFA, as chairman of the board of directors. Sautter
replaces Greg Dyke, who was appointed BBC director-general in June.
PowerGen, the utilities company, has renewed its contract to sponsor
ITV’s national weather coverage. PowerGen became ITV’s first sponsor in
1989, making the deal the longest-standing sponsorship on ITV.
Simon Dore, director of channel development at Granada Media, has been
appointed operations director of ONdigital. Dore replaces John Egan, who
is leaving the company to set up his own venture.
Granada Media has promoted Charles Tremayne to the post of
vice-president, Granada Factuals USA, where he will be responsible for
overseeing development, production and sales of the programming.
Tremayne moves up from controller of factual programmes at Granada
Moz Dee, the former sports director of programmes at Talk Radio, has
left to join the BBC. Dee joins BBC Radio 5 Live as editorial executive
of radio sports rights and programming.
Barry McGovern, Open’s advertising sales director, has resigned to
become commercial director of WorldSport.com. McGovern has worked as a
consultant for BSkyB across projects including QVC and the Computer
Sunday Business is to expand and add a sports section, and has hired
Adam Parsons from The Sunday Times as sports editor. The paper, which
says the expansion is due to buoyant advertising sales over the summer,
will also add another four pages to the main section and to ’Business
Hilary Burden, former deputy editor of Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times
’Style’ magazine has been appointed as women’s media director of IPC’s
new pounds 25m internet business, IPC Electric.
Emap Metro’s lads’ mag FHM is to launch in the Philippines, under a
licence agreement with Summit Publishing. The first issue will go on
sale in March next year, following its launch in the US.
Axon Publishing, the company set up by Paul Keers, former launch editor
of GQ, has won the contract to publish the new Conran magazine, Live it.
Produced quarterly, Live it will feature food, interiors, design and
Chrysalis Radio launches its On-Line service on September 22. Details of
the project, which includes web sites for Heart 106.2 and Galaxy, are
being kept under wraps, but chief executive Phil Riley said Chrysalis
would offer an alternative to other online radio groups.
The Daily Telegraph has launched a marketing drive to increase graduate
and student readership. It has teamed up with Caffrey’s to offer
students a free pint.