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The Independent Television Commission wants to see the ownership of ITV companies limited to 25 per cent of the commercial TV market rather than having two regional licences as proposed in the Government’s cross-media review.

Express Newspapers and Mirror Group are to become partners in UK News – the news service for evening newspapers owned by Northcliffe Newspapers and Westminster Press.

The Media Business Group is hoping to raise 7.5m when it floats 25 per cent of its equity on the Stock Exchange next month.

Men’s Health Magazine published by Rodale Press has posted a first ABC circulation figure of 114,975 for January-June.

TeleWest is adding adult channel Television X The Fantasy Channel to its programming portfolio from October 1. The deal covers United Artist operations, Birmingham Cable and Cable London.

Top of the Pops Magazine has launched a sales incentive scheme offering a 1,000 prize draw competition to independent retailers who place the title next to Smash Hits and display promotional material.

Levis is to sponsor MTV’s twice-daily movie review programme Cinematic.

United Airlines has launched its first ad on the Internet. Created by Leo Burnett, it will run on The Daily Telegraph’s Electronic Telegraph site…

…Vauxhall has launched an interactive ad on Electronic Telegraph. It is connected to Vauxhall’s own web site launched last week…

…BBC Top Gear Magazine has launched an interactive web site on the Internet to allow car buyers to review new cars.

The Radio Advertising Bureau is targeting the financial sector in the second burst of its radio, national press and direct marketing campaign. The ads feature an endorsement by Prudential head of advertising Dominic Owens.

Atlantic 252 has appointed Alison Victory of MediaCom as research and marketing manager.

GQ editor Michael VerMeulen has died of probable heart failure at the age of 38.

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