FOR THE RECORD

Jane Ennis, the former editor of Here!, has taken over as the editor of IPC’s Now magazine. IPC acquired Here! from Gruner and Jahr last month and will merge the two titles next week. Ennis succeeds the Now launch editor, David Durman, who remains editor-in-chief of Woman, Woman’s Own and Now.

Jane Ennis, the former editor of Here!, has taken over as the

editor of IPC’s Now magazine. IPC acquired Here! from Gruner and Jahr

last month and will merge the two titles next week. Ennis succeeds the

Now launch editor, David Durman, who remains editor-in-chief of Woman,

Woman’s Own and Now.



Connect, the new Internet magazine from Future Publishing, is due to

launch on 29 May. The title is aimed at 18- to 34-year-old Internet

users and it aims to be the ultimate guide to Net entertainment. The

cover price is pounds 4.99.



Kiss 102 (Manchester) and Kiss 105 (Yorkshire) have restructured their

sales teams. The on-air sales, sponsorship, club and concert divisions

have been merged into a single sales unit across both stations. Julian

Martin, formerly the sales controller for Kiss 102, becomes the group

sales director.



Taxi, a device that personalises the way people use the Internet, is

preparing to launch software to allow advertisers to deliver their

message without a Website. The software, which will be free to users,

organises all online content. It will be available in the UK from

June.



Full-colour ads are 19 per cent more effective than mono ones, according

to new research from Magtrack. It also states that spot colour is a

’waste of money’ and full-colour double-page spreads offer the greatest

visibility.



British Digital Broadcasting, the consortium formed by Sky, Granada and

Carlton to bid for the licence to broadcast digital terrestrial TV,

could be worth up to pounds 1.5 billion, according to a report published

by the brokers, Henderson Crosthwaite.



Extract, the glossy title about ’real people’, is to move from

bi-monthly to monthly and will cut its cover price from pounds 2.50 to

pounds 1. Launched last summer, Extract sells around 28,000 but its

editor, Ben Arogundade, believes the price cut will boost circulation to

around 60,000.



David Pollock, the director of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association, is

leaving the post in the summer to become the director of the Electrical

Contractors’ Association. A replacement has not yet been named.



Distinctive Publishing has launched a bi-monthly visitor information and

lifestyle magazine, called Welcome to London. The glossy will be

distributed free of charge in three- and four-star hotels in the capital

and will be available on newsstands with a cover price of pounds

1.50.



Terrestrial broadcasters are gearing up for a fight with Sky over the

issue of access to pay-per-view footage. Talks last week between the

broadcasters and Sky failed to reach an agreement. Sky has been pushing

for PPV events to be treated differently to other sports events, saying

broadcasters should not be allowed access to pictures until a

substantial period after the event.



The Times is to redesign its five-year-old Saturday magazine in the

autumn. Different paper and a new format are among the options. The

impetus for the change is said to come from the editorial department -

its ad team is believed to favour the magazine’s current format because

it is popular among advertisers.



A company that lost its bid for the independent radio licence in East

Kent has failed to obtain a judicial review of the Radio Authority’s

decision. It will now take the case to an appeal. The A-Ten FM bid has

been told by the authority that its complaints have been fully

investigated and there is no basis for revising the award.



Mark Shuttleworth has been appointed to the post of display agency sales

manager for the financial sector across the Daily Telegraph and Sunday

Telegraph. Shuttleworth was previously a display sales executive. He

joined the group in 1986 as a financial display sales executive for the

Sunday Telegraph.