The Independent Television Commission has issued formal warnings to each of Granada Media Group’s Channel 3 licensees – Granada Television, LWT, Yorkshire and Tyne Tees – for late payment of licence fees in March…

…the ITC is to relax the timing restrictions around sanpro advertising from August 1, and will allow the ads in and around all programmes except children’s. Currently, ads can run between 9am and 4pm and post-9pm, leading to bunching after the watershed.

A total of 21.6 million people watched the last 15 minutes of England’s World Cup match against Romania on Monday on ITV. The average audience was 19.4 million with a 71 per cent share, according to the broadcaster.

…News at Ten on Monday night pulled in more viewers than the BBC’s Panorama interview with Louise Woodward, with an average of 8.8 million viewers compared with 7.5 million.

Jim Chisholm, chairman of the World Association of Newspapers’ Management and Marketing Committee, has been appointed commercial director of the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

CNBC Europe, the 24 hour business news channel, has appointed Jane Gash, previously of Turner Broadcasting, as director of marketing.

British Digital Broadcasting has appointed Flextech TV marketing manager Nia Tudno Jones as brand manager.

Mills & Allen is offering advertisers packages of 250 poster panels in 150 towns with fewer than 100,000 people. These are often ignored by poster campaigns. It has been christened the Slough campaign, after the town which has 99,997 inhabitants, and aims to promote better coverage across the country.

The Radio Authority is inviting bids for a new Independent Local Radio licence for the Doncaster area.

Dennis Publishing launches Maxim Greece on Thursday a week after launching Maxim Italy.

TDI, the bus advertising contractor, is offering a single advertiser the sponsorship and media package on the London Underground and on London buses over Christmas and New Year, including sponsorship of free travel on New Year’s Eve.

Carlton Screen Advertising is to project 48-sheet sized advertisements onto screens – called ‘indoor posters’ at UCI and Virgin cinemas before the film starts.

Thorpe Park will sponsor The Weekend Show on LWT for the second year.

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