Record cable and satellite TV share

The ITC is reported to be prepared to advertise satellite TV frequencies once occupied by British Satellite Broadcasting – freeing space for up to 50 new channels.

Maiden Group is looking to raise 20m with a public listing in May (MW February 9). The listing, of 25 per cent of the company, values it at not less than 65m. The 20m will be used to reduce debt and develop new sites.

Carlton Television’s share of national TV revenue was down – from 17.3 to 16 per cent – for the first quarter of 1996, according to ITV estimates.

Telegraph advertising manager Peter Burt has left the company. Chris White-Smith, ad manager of the paper’s weekend magazines, is tipped to replace him.

The Observer says it has no plans for a further redesign or repositioning under new editor Will Hutton. He is expected to bolster the newspaper’s news and comment pages…

… The Guardian is planning a broadsheet-sized, heat-set review section to preview the Olympics.

London News Radio programme director Nigel Charters is leaving the company. Martyn Wheatley, finance director of ITN, has been appointed acting managing director.

London Zoo has won the first creative award for bus advertising sponsored by Buspak (right). The ad was created by Harari Page.

Chrysalis Radio has promoted sales account handlers John Legg and Siobhan Smullen to sales group heads.

Radio Aire’s managing director Peter McPartland has been appointed managing director of Mercury FM and Mercury Extra AM.

Future Publishing has appointed Richard Brock, publishing director of IPC’s home interest titles, as publisher of its sports titles Total Football, Football Italia and First XV.

Cinema audiences are growing older and broader according to the latest Caviar data, which shows the proportion of adults aged over 35 visiting the cinema has risen from 53 to 63 per cent since 1994.

The Daily Mail has appointed Max Greenall as agency group manager.

Sunday Business has asked us to point out that, contrary to what was reported in Leo Burnett’s media analysis last week, it will carry a lifestyle editorial in two sections – Money & Life and Business Fortune.

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