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The Sunday Telegraph and Independent on Sunday benefited most in March’s Saturday/Sunday price promotions, according to the latest ABCs, increasing circulation by 4.9 per cent to 694,673 and 2.5 per cent to 324,302 respectively, month on month…

…The Times sold 631,638 – little change on January and February – indicating that growth from its price cut is plateauing.

Mirror Group’s delayed annual results are expected tomorrow (Thursday). Analysts are looking for pre-tax profits of ú70m to ú80m.

Directors of The Telegraph meet this week to discuss the latest reorganisation planned by chairman Conrad Black, which will once more give him overall control of the newspaper group.

Granada has agreed a ú125m takeover of Pavilion, the motorway service provider.

Kiss 102, the Manchester dance radio station which launched last October, moved into profit in March ahead of forecasts.

Viva 963, the London women’s radio station, is creating a listeners’ club to promote listener loyalty. It will also be used to provide direct mail opportunities for advertisers.

TSMS is staging a half-day seminar with producers’ association, PACT, to encourage programme-makers to pay greater attention to broadcasters’ needs.

Reuters’ first quarter revenue figures matched Board expectations, chairman Sir Christopher Hogg told the annual general meeting last week.

Cable Daily, a new cable TV service, has been launched in Milton Keynes by Midland Independent Newspapers, Learning Television and BT.

MTV Europe has signed a new advertising agreement with Ray-Ban, the sunglasses manufacturer.

EMAP Metro has appointed Andrew Collins, acting editor of Q, to editor of Empire. The present editor, Phil Thomas, becomes managing editor of Empire and Premier

Classic FM magazine’s May issue will carry a cover-mounted CD selection of classical music favourites.


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