DIGESTS

The Independent Television Commission (ITC) has issued a formal warning to the Christian Channel about fundraising on air. The ITC has previously criticised the channel for performing live exorcism.

The PPA, ISBA and IPA have unveiled the Quality of Reading Survey (right) to advertisers, agencies and publishers. The survey is described as the biggest single piece of consumer press research outside the NRS.

Forbes has launched Forbes Global Business & Finance, an English-language international edition of Forbes magazine targeted at ‘a new generation of international decision-makers’.

The Audit Bureau of Circulations latest figures for July to December 1997 show regional press sales have improved, with 56 per cent of titles showing growth. For the same period last year the figure was 45 per cent.

The Maiden Group, JC Decaux, Mills & Allen and the More Group are sponsoring an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum called ‘The Power of the Poster’. The exhibition runs from April 2 to July 26 and includes a section on commerce.

The Register has launched an online delivery service providing agencies throughout the UK, promising access to digitised TV commercials in minutes.

DIVA, the lesbian magazine, is going monthly from April.

The National Magazine Company is launching a magazine for parents, called ‘M’, on May 4. It is targeted at parents of children under ten-years-old and will cost 2.20. The print run will be 150,000.

Flextech, the cable operator, turned in a net profit of 1.9m on a turnover of 100m in its full-year results.

The Periodical Publisher’s Association has presented its final submission to the Independent Television Commission, calling for the extension of masthead programming to terrestrial television.

The Independent Radio Group, which operates five local radio stations including Scot FM and 1458 Lite AM, turned in a pre-tax loss of 2.8m in its full-year figures.

BSkyB’s coverage of the 1998 World Superbike Championship season will be sponsored by Shell UK’s motorcycle oil, Shell Advance.

The Atco Qualcast digest in last week’s issue (MW March 19) should have read that it has moved its account out of Mediapolis rather than Young & Rubicam.

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