BSkyB says it will have an agreement in place with TeleWest and Nynex within 30 days that satisfies the Office of Fair Trading. The OFT says the programming deal agreed by the three is anti-competitive.
Channel One, Associated Newspapers’ London cable TV service, has signed a deal with TeleWest to roll the channel out in Bristol and Bath in the autumn. Five other regions will follow.
Virgin Radio has poached EMAP Radio group programming director Mark Story as programme director. He will replace Suzy Mayzel who leaves the station in August.
Mirror Group is creating pages on the Internet, called MeGaNET, for the Daily Record’s international edition this week. It will be followed by pages for Live TV and The Independent in July.
Gruner & Jahr’s Best magazine is sponsoring the second series of ITV’s Special Babies. The networked series looks at maternity and special care baby units.
EMAP National is planning to launch a new motorcycle magazine later in the year.
The US Senate has deregulated a number of media restrictions, including those which have held back local telephone companies from selling video services.
GWR posted its offer document for Chiltern Radio on Friday valuing each Chiltern share at 317.86p – a 31 per cent premium on the price offered by CLT last year, which the Chiltern board recommended.
Classic FM has stepped up its campaign for changes to the way its licence will be renewed by calling for parity between conditions for national commercial radio and ITV licences.
London Underground’s first train to carry a complete advertising livery was unveiled at Heathrow this week. The advertiser is United Airlines.
The Guardian journalists have rejected a three per cent pay rise and voted to hold a ballot on industrial action to stop the newspaper’s management from changing the house agreement with the National Union of Journalists.
ITV’s Marketing Forum is staging a conference, Harnessing the Power of Television, on July 13.