MEDIA: FOR THE RECORD

Sky Television has unveiled a pounds 130 million programme line-up for the autumn, headlined by movies that include Dumb and Dumber, Muriel’s Wedding and Legends of the Fall. New shows on the two entertainment channels - Sky One and Sky Two - include Xena: Warrior Princess and the New Adventures of Superman. Sky has also unveiled a new prime-time channel, the Computer Channel, which will broadcast from 6pm to 8pm seven days a week.

Sky Television has unveiled a pounds 130 million programme line-up for

the autumn, headlined by movies that include Dumb and Dumber, Muriel’s

Wedding and Legends of the Fall. New shows on the two entertainment

channels - Sky One and Sky Two - include Xena: Warrior Princess and the

New Adventures of Superman. Sky has also unveiled a new prime-time

channel, the Computer Channel, which will broadcast from 6pm to 8pm

seven days a week.



The Eastern Daily Press, Norfolk’s morning daily, is switching to a

tabloid format next month in the biggest revamp in the paper’s 120-year

history. Next month’s revamp will be accompanied by a regional

television, radio and press campaign through the Point, which is

designed to position the title towards a slightly younger reader

profile.



John Beadell, the chief executive of the Audit Bureau of Circulations

for the past five years, is leaving the organisation to set up as an

independent consultant. Beadell oversaw innovations such as the

simultaneous release of consumer magazine audits and Internet auditing

during his time at the bureau.



The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising has elected Advertising

Principles and Expert Media to its ranks, bringing the total number of

agencies in the membership to 225.



The Newspaper Society is to lead the European Newspaper Publishers

Association’s discussions with the European Commission, following the

disclosure of an advance draft of the EC’s proposals for media ownership

reform. As the existing proposals would not permit ownership links

between much of the regional press and TV companies.



House Beautiful’s November issue will be the largest since the magazine

launched in 1989. The magazine will contain 240 pages and be perfect

bound for the first time. The title recorded an ABC of 312,309 in the

first six months of the year.



New Wave Broadcasting, one of the bidders for the Brighton and Hove

radio licence which is being advertised this month by the Radio

Authority, has announced its bid team. The board comprises assorted

local businessmen and David Atkey, currently the operations director at

Talk Radio, the national commercial speech-based station. He will

represent CLT’s 20 per cent stake in New Wave.



The first issue of IPC’s Eat Soup magazine launches this week with an

initial print run of 70,000. The bi-monthly title comes from IPC’s

Loaded stable and features cooking, eating out, drinking and travel. IPC

says it is looking for a first ABC of 45,000 for the title.



VNU Business Publications has relaunched PC Week with a complete

redesign and a new editorial focus. The redesign was completed by the

former Business Age art director, Andy Bunyan, to include more colour,

while the editorial will have more US content.



The Commercial Radio Companies Association has presented its annual

awards as part of the Commercial Radio Convention in central London. The

blue riband prize for excellence in station marketing was won by

Downtown Radio’s promotion and programming department.



Nigel Reeve, the sales director of Classic FM, has been confirmed as the

new managing director of London News Radio (Campaign, last week). Reeve

joins the speech-based London stations on 1 January next year. Classic

FM’s parent, the GWR Group, is a member of the consortium that controls

LNR.



The BBC has confirmed that it will be launching a raft of new

subscription channels next year with Flextech, the cable and satellite

programming subsidiary of America’s largest cable company,

TeleCommunications Inc.



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