The High Court judicial review of ITC’s Channel 5 decision ended on Monday with debate on the “quality threshold”. The judges are now deliberating: they are expected to give their verdict on Friday.

ITV has appointed Sam Carter as marketing manager. She joins from TBWA, where she was account supervisor and will work at the Network Centre, reporting to ITV Association director Barry Cox.

Granada is understood to have delayed the launch of its Granada Sky Broadcasting channel. It will now launch in the autumn.

Radio Times’ circulation stood still at 1.46 million year on year, according to the July-to-December ABCs. Sales crept up by 450 copies a week, the magazine’s only year-on-year growth in three years.

MAI is planning its first move into cable television with investment in Rapture, the youth channel due to be launched this spring by independent producer

Kudos and Rocketscience, the consultancy run by former Initiative Media executives Adam Stanhope and Robert Ditcham.

IPC Magazines wants ten brands to take part in an advertising awareness tracking study. In the study,

Millward Brown will interview 800 women every month for a year.

CNN International, the 24-hour news channel, has reached 100 million households outside the US.

Mediaserve, owner of regional newspaper sales house Amra, has signed a deal with US company Info-Connect to set up a voice information system for UK local newspapers.

The Radio Authority has invited applications for a new London FM licence covering south-west London.

Most commercial radio stations are reluctant to measure sponsorship effectively, according to research conducted by Total Media. It found that only Classic FM and Virgin offer “excellent” post-campaign data.

Playboy TV launches a Valentine’s promotion on February 8 offering Free Love – a week of unencrypted viewing – as a taster. Those signing up as a result can join the Playboy Club which enjoys discounts from outlets such as Anne Summers.

Warner Brothers Theatres has reappointed Pearl & Dean to handle advertising sales.

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