MTV may give M2 to digital
MTV Network Europe is investigating the possibility of launching MTV’s
US music service M2 as part of BSkyB’s digital package set to begin
FT to launch new pensions title
FT Magazines is to launch Pensions Week, a magazine covering key news
and events in the occupational pensions industry, at the end of January
1997. The weekly magazine will be edited by former Pensions Management
editor Andy Michael.
Carlton buys West Country TV
Carlton Communications purchased Westcountry Television group for pounds
85 million. With Westcountry’s ITV licence for the South West, Carlton
will hold the ITV franchises for London weekday TV, the Midlands and the
Selina Scott returns to Sky
Selina Scott will host her own talk show, Selina Scott Tonight on Sky
One. She returns to Sky, where she played an important role in
developing Sky News, after hosting her own pan-European show on NBC for
the last two years.
Profile buys Programme News
Profile Systems Limited has purchased media title Programme News and its
associated services PN Online and PN Research from Stoner Associates.
Following the sale, publisher and editor Marc Brown set up his own PR
company called Stoner PR. His assistant editor Chris Mitchell replaces
him as editor.
Vercoe moves up at RT
Liz Vercoe, assistant editor of BBC Magazines’ Radio Times has been
promoted to deputy editor. She replaces Sue Robinson who has been made
CNN Airport lands at Frankfurt
Turner Broadcasting Systems has chosen Frankfurt Airport as its first
location outside the US to broadcast CNN Airport Network, its television
service for travellers.
NBC celebrates growth
NBC has announced a 20 per cent growth in distribution of NBC Europe
since October 1995 and a 57 per cent rise for CNBC, launched in March.