MEDIA: FOR THE RECORD

Disney/ABC International Television and the German-based media giant, KirchGroup, have entered into an exclusive ten-year pay-TV agreement in Europe. Disney/ABC will license pay TV and pay-per-view rights to Kirch on all Disney feature films, and Kirch will also run the German Disney Channel exclusively on its digital DF1 platform.

Disney/ABC International Television and the German-based media giant,

KirchGroup, have entered into an exclusive ten-year pay-TV agreement in

Europe. Disney/ABC will license pay TV and pay-per-view rights to Kirch

on all Disney feature films, and Kirch will also run the German Disney

Channel exclusively on its digital DF1 platform.



The Association of Media and Communications Specialists has signed up

four new members: the Henley Centre, the new-media specialist, Module

Communications, the sponsorship company, Inside Broadcast, and the media

buying agency, Pawson Media.



Radio Times has made Sue Robinson its first female editor following the

promotion of Nicholas Brett to the post of publishing director

(Campaign, last week). Robinson was previously Brett’s deputy at the

magazine, where she has worked since 1980.



The Ziff-Davis International Media Group has appointed David Craver and

Michael Scharfenberger to the joint posts of managing director, Europe.

Craver, formerly the group’s vice-president, will be responsible for the

UK and France, while Scharfenberger, who joins from the board of the

German publisher, WEKA, will oversee operations in Germany.



Scottish Television, headed by Gus MacDonald, has asked the Independent

Television Commission to approve its proposed takeover of Caledonian

Publishing, the publisher of the Evening Times and the Herald. The ITC

has invited comment on whether the move is against the public interest

or not by 20 September.



Bauer, the publisher of Take a Break, is expected to shake up the

crowded teenage girls market with a launch tipped to appear later this

month. The new magazine is believed to be based on the format of Bravo

Girl, Bauer’s German magazine for teenagers.



TCC, the children’s cable and satellite channel, launches its autumn

campaign on 9 September under the banner: ‘There’s gonna be trouble -

TCC - just watch it!’ The four-week nationwide Adshel and six-sheet

poster push follows on from its summer ‘TCC looks like trouble’ campaign

which, the channel claims, almost doubled its teen audience year on

year.



Newsquest, Southnews, Trinity International and Northcliffe newspapers

are understood to be among the bidders for United Provincial Newspapers’

publications which are up for sale in the South-east and Wales.



Mark Soden, head of Scotsman media sales in London, has been appointed

group general display manager of the Scotsman Publications at the

Edinburgh head office. He will oversee all display business at the

Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday, the Edinburgh Evening News and the Herald

and Post series.



Cable television penetration is at its highest level yet for the July

quarter, according to new figures released by the Independent Television

Commission. The 21.3 per cent rate marks a 0.3 per cent increase year on

year. The figure is down by 0.3 per cent on the April quarter, which is

in line with the usual seasonal dip.



Miller Freeman is to launch its latest travel title, Business Travel

News Europe, this month. The bi-monthly, controlled circulation

publication will target business travel managers across Europe.



Eleni Kyriacou is vacating the editor’s chair at Emap Elan’s New Woman

on 18 September to work on new magazine ideas in the publishing

company’s special projects department. Kyriacou was editor for two

years.



Barclays has signed its first radio sponsorship deal in a tie-up with

Classic FM. The national classical music station’s Box Office show will

promote the Barclays Stage Partners autumn tour - eight theatrical

productions sponsored by Barclays and the Arts Council.



VNU Business Publications has acquired the European publishing licences

for the magaiznes Internet World, Web Week and Web Developer following

an agreement with the US Internet company, Mecklermedia. The deal, which

also involves the exhibition company, Learned Information, paves the way

for two Internet World events next year, one of which will be held at

Olympia in London in May.



European Business News, the pan-European cable and satellite channel,

has wrested ITN’s World News bulletin from its rival, NBC Super Channel.

EBN will give the programme its first showing in prime time on 9

September. The deal also includes the half-hour review show, World

Focus.



Littlewoods Football Pools has won one of three Aerial Awards for the

month of August for its Classified Result ad, created by DMB&B as part

of its relaunch campaign. Other winners of the awards, which promote

creative excellence in radio advertising, were Nike, the Central Office

of Information and McDonald’s.



Cobbe Smith Terris, the hi-tech marketing and new-media agency, has

acquired the Brighton based programming and design company, Effective

Design and Communications. As part of the deal, ECD’s managing director

joins the board of CST as technical director and fourth equal

shareholder.



Link Magazines has acquired the Boatman from the receivers Haines Watts

and will incorporate the title into its traditional boating magazine,

Classic Boat, from October. The Boatman was previously published by

Waterside Publications, which only went into receivership last week.



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