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A Carat Research survey says that 90 per cent of advertisers are against total deregulation of commercial airtime and 70 per cent believe an increase in commercial minutage would increase advertising clutter. The companies surveyed represented 25 per cent of total TV expenditure.

Reuters and Fox Television are to develop a TV news service in the US, fuelling speculation of a link-up in the UK between Reuters and BSkyB. Reuters was reportedly in talks with BSkyB last month.

The Radio Times is improving its share of the listings market for the first time since deregulation, publishing director Rupert Miles claimed this week, announcing an ABC for July to December 1994 of 1,463,942 (1,441,280 Jan-June).

Warren Breach, LWT Broadcasting deputy managing director, is to join Channel 5 Broadcasting, the MAI/Pearson/Time Warner consortium.

CIA Medianetwork has bought a 21 per cent stake in German media specialist Mediahaus. The move reinforces its position as Europe’s second largest independent media buyer.

Daily Mail & General Trust has confirmed Northcliffe Newspapers managing director Ian Park is to retire. He is to become chairman of the regional newspaper unit.

Four Guardian journalists and five on The Observer are understood to be applying for the editorships of the two newspapers. A decision is expected by Scott Trust in the next few days.

Golden Rose Communications, the UK commercial radio group behind JFM 102.2 in London and Manchester’s JFM 100.4, hopes to raise around ú6m when it floats on the London Stock Exchange next month.

The Daily Mail has launched a new Scottish edition, edited and printed in Glasgow, with 600,000 copies distributed free across Scotland last Thursday.

Privilege Insurance, a direct-sell company backed by The Royal Bank of Scotland and former Direct Line chief executive Peter Wood, has appointed The Media Business Group to handle its media planning and buying.

The Financial Times launches a new restaurant promotion on Saturday offering lunch for ú5, ú7.50 or ú10 at more than 300 restaurants.


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