MEDIA: Briefs

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 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

Television.



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

Channel.



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

Life’.



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

travel.



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.



Discussion

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs

subscribe now

Latest

Lynx tells men not to leave love to fate
HBO captures awkwardness of watching sex scenes with parents
Primark to open first US stores with Boston chosen as flagship location
Marketing spend on the up but a reality check is needed before celebrating
Top 10 ads of the week: Jackpotjoy and BT Broadband fend off Kevin Bacon
Lidl beats Tesco to 10m Facebook fans
Center Parcs ad banned for encouraging parents to take kids out of school
Coca-Cola, Cadbury and Amazon named top brands for targeting youth market
Leaked document shows Nokia to be rebranded as Microsoft Mobile
Nike lays-off hardware staff in move that casts doubt on future of FuelBand
Greenpeace says save the bees or humans will die
What brands need to know about changes to VAT and online downloads in 2015
Jimmy Savile victims urged to claim compensation in new ad campaign
UKIP launches biggest  ad campaign and stirs up 'racist' accusations
Apple boss Tim Cook provides voiceover on ad touting firm's renewed green commitments
John Lewis walks consumers through its history to celebrate 150 years of business
Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up
Hottest virals: Cute puppies star in Pedigree ad, plus Idris Elba and Fruyo
Amnesty International burns candles to illuminate new hope
Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers
Tom of Finland's 'homoerotic' drawings made into stamps
YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers
Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp consulting at WPP
Wolff Olins reveals new CEO after Apple poaches Karl Heiselman
Glasgow offers £30,000 prize to best digital idea for 2014 Commonwealth Games
Google's revenues surge but shares drop as it grapples with transition to mobile
Facebook beats Twitter to most 'marketing friendly' social media site crown, says DMA
Fableists believe children like Finn should be outdoors enjoying life
Homebase, Baileys and Camelot join the line-up at Media360
MasterCard renews Rugby World Cup sponsorship to push cashless message