Digests

Peter Phippen, managing director of BBC Worldwide’s UK region, has been appointed president and chief executive of BBC Worldwide Americas. Peter Teague, currently acting chief executive, becomes managing director, UK region and deputy chief executive of BBC Worldwide.

Sydney 2000 Olympics organisers have forbidden the use of virtual advertising – where ads are superimposed on imaginary billboards at sporting events.

IPC Magazines editor in chief Sally O’Sullivan has quit.

The House of Commons Committee considering the Competition Bill has removed the clause added in the House of Lords on abuses of dominance in the newspaper industry.

The BBC’s technicians’ dispute last Thursday interrupted the morning routine of 11 per cent of British adults, according to research from Universal McCann.

EMAP Elan has redesigned its New Woman title (right). The new look title will be be launched next month for its August issue.

Time Out is looking for a sponsor for its Eating & Drinking Guide.

Planet Hollywood is teaming up with MTV to create live music restaurants called Sound Republic. The first one opens in London next month.

National Magazine’s Zest has promoted Yasmin Ibrahim to the new post of sales development manager. She was formerly the title’s senior sales executive.

Amra, the regional sales house, has appointed Lisa Bourne as managing director.

Express Newspapers has launched a new sports Website, called The Express Sport Live, which offers online chats with leading sport figures.

Hollinger Digital, the new media arm of Hollinger International (owner of Telegraph newspapers) has launched a Website selling ‘The Best of British’ goods around the world.

The Associated Press has appointed news executive Derek Taylor as chief executive and managing director of APTV, its video news arm. He replaces Stephen Claypose who becomes international director of its broadcast division.

The Newspaper Society has appointed Chris Welch to the new position of head of finance and administration.

BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine has teamed up with the National Trust to produce a covermounted CD, featuring music performed and recorded at National Trust properties.

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