DIGESTS

Haymarket Consumer Magazines has been given the go-ahead to launch The Box, a magazine about television, following a High Court judge’s decision that the magazine would not be confused with EMAP’s The Box music cable channel. EMAP had sought an injunction to prevent publication of the bi-monthly on March 5. EMAP will now pursue the matter at a full trial.

The Telegraph has resubmitted its complaint about The Times’ 10p Monday price after having its original complaint dismissed on a technicality. The Times has now counter-claimed that The Telegraph’s subscription offer is not a full-price sale under Audit Bureau of Circulations rules…

…The Daily Telegraph is launching its own fashion range, called The T Collection. Branded with the ‘T’ from The Telegraph masthead, the clothing range will be aimed at Telegraph readers aged between 35 and 70.

Independence Day (right) will premier on TV in the US on March 2 as a pay-per-view movie thanks to Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Television.

Sainsbury’s The Mag-azine has posted a 24 per cent sales increase in the July to December Audit Bureau of Circulations figures. Its circulation is now 416,880.

Commercial Radio took 309m advertising revenue in 1996, according to estimates from the Radio Advertising Bureau. This is equivalent to a 14 per cent revenue growth during the year.

The News of The World and The Sunday Mirror have been reprimanded for the second year running by the Independent Television Commission for making false claims about their Christmas TV listings guides. Both newspapers ran ads claiming they had full Christmas programme details on December 1 when they had not…

…The ITC received 56 complaints from the public about its decision to allow the Church of Scientology to advertise. It also received 33 letters of support.

The Daily Mail is spending 750,000 on a TV campaign to promote a ten-week cookery partwork called Quick Cuisine. The ‘pull-out-and-keep’ partwork will run in its Weekend section on Saturdays.

The National Magazine Company has appointed Helen Brocklebank, an associate publisher at Redwood magazines, and Nicky Barnard from BBC Magazines, as promotions group directors.

ITV has bought the rights to the 1997 Royal Tournament. The tournament has been broadcast by the BBC for 40 years.

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