ITV has confirmed that Murray Walker is to be commentator for its Formula One coverage next year. The race coverage will be handled by MACh1, a consortium of Meridian, Anglia and Chrysalis Sport.

BSkyB has appointed David Gosen, former general manager, marketing and direct sales for Mercury One2One, as marketing director for its direct-to-home sales division.

Channel One Television has appointed Keith Ely, managing director of Trinity Weekly Newspapers, as general manager of Channel One Liverpool.

The BBC is looking for sponsors for its Match of The Day Live football exhibition which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham next year.

Madison Bell, the media sales house, has appointed Vicki Davies managing director.

The Daily Telegraph is launching a promotion to allow readers to swap vinyl albums for CDs.

Carte Noire, the premium French coffee brand (right), is sponsoring the Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine on September 29, turning it into Vous Magazine for the day.

Virgin Radio is claiming a 65 per cent year on year increase in advertising revenue during its 1995-6 financial year.

Future Publishing is to launch a film magazine next year, entitled Total Film, aimed at 18 to 30-year-old men.

Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan, has been appointed managing director of News Ltd, News Corporation’s Australian division…

…Murdoch’s son in law, Elkin Pianim, has launched The Nation, a weekly tabloid newspaper aimed at the UK’s black community.

Amra, the regional newspaper sales house, has launched a sales drive targeting financial services on behalf of 14 regional morning newspapers.

IPC Magazines has promoted Joanne Nicol-Gent, a classified sales manager, to marketing manager for Options and Woman’s Journal. She replaces Sue Jones who becomes marketing and promotions manager for Marie Claire.

Moondance Publications has changed the name of its women’s football magazine from elleFC to On the Ball after complaints from EMAP Elan, publisher of women’s title Elle.

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