ITV launched its digital terrestrial and cable TV channel ITV2 this week. The general entertainment channel aims to appeal to a younger audience than ITV.

EMAP Radio has moved Mike Soutar, managing director of its London dance music station Kiss, to the new position of creative director for the group. He will work on masthead programming projects.

Britannia Music is sponsoring a new ITV music awards programme called Record of the Year…

…Texaco is to continue its sponsorship of ITV’s Formula One programming for another year. It has been the sponsor for the past two seasons.

Dyson is understood to have appointed MediaVest to its international media buying account.

The National Magazines Company has appointed Tim Lucas, director of central sales and promotions, as director of corporate business development. He succeeds Duncan Edwards who was recently made deputy managing director.

Iain Jacob, a founding director of Motive Communications, has been appointed chairman of The Media Circle, an organisation founded to improve media thinking. Fiona Smedley, joint managing director of Universal McCann, becomes vice-chairman.

Sony Computer Enter tainment this week launches a new European campaign by TBWA GGT Simons Palmer for the release of the Crash Bandicoot 3 game. Media buying is through MGM in the UK and MindShare in Europe.

Faulds Advertising will not be repitching for the Daily Record advertising account alongside Frame Cunningham Holden Edy, Coltas, Strathearn and WAM McCann-Erickson.

BBC Broadcast is unveiling a new TV campaign through Ammirati Puris Lintas to increase awareness of the role of the BBC’s 38 local radio stations in England. The campaign was developed by head of regional marketing James Thickett and shows nine people nominated as ‘local heroes’ in their community.

Royal Armouries has confirmed that Carat Manchester will retain all media planning and buying responsibility for its 350,000 account following a creative review and subsequent appointment of Charles Wells Advertising.

Sky Sports broadcaster Richard Keys is to join Talk Radio’s sports line-up. Keys joins fellow Sky broadcaster Alan Parry and Andy Gray on Talk.

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