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Nick Handley, who in February left Reader’s Digest where he was the UK advertising sales director, has resurfaced as business development director of Premier Magazines. Handley’s brief is to extend Premier’s range of contract titles and build the contract publisher’s role as a website content provider.

Nick Handley, who in February left Reader’s Digest where he was the

UK advertising sales director, has resurfaced as business development

director of Premier Magazines. Handley’s brief is to extend Premier’s

range of contract titles and build the contract publisher’s role as a

website content provider.



WPP has bought a 30 per cent stake in AGB Italia Spa, a leading TV

audience measurement company. The investment is the second big stake in

a TV audience data company taken by WPP. The move underlines WPP’s

belief that the sector is gaining importance in the face of growing

client concern about TV media inflation.



CNN International has gone off air in Amsterdam and its surrounding

areas following a dispute over charges on the A2000/KTA cable system.

Turner Broadcasting System released a statement saying: ’TBS is very

disappointed that A2000/KTA and the municipality were unable to come to

a workable solution. As a result, CNN International will cease to

transmit on (the system) because the conditions remained unacceptable.’

TBS is aiming to resume its presence in Amsterdam as soon as

possible.



Carlton has revealed more details of the ONdigital line-up. Carlton

Kids, which launches in the autumn, will broadcast daily from 6am to

7pm, targeting pre-school to teenage viewers. Carlton World kicks off at

7pm, broadcasting factual programming until midnight.



The Radio Authority has published a consultative document about the

replacement of the Promise of Performance, which lays down programming

obligations for commercial stations. Under the proposal, a broadcaster’s

output would be regulated using a less rigid format, which will aim to

encapsulate the character of a station. Responses are being sought from

listeners, licensees and other interested parties.



Mars has agreed its first on-pack promotion with a media brand in the

UK, in a tie-up with the Cartoon Network. Milky Way bars and Crispy

Rolls will feature Cartoon Network characters, including Yogi bear,

Dastardly and Mutley and stars of Dexter’s Laboratory. Children

collecting the wrappers can match two halves of a famous cartoon to win

a Cartoon Network watch.



The High Court has rejected an application for a judicial review from

the businessman, Francis Wildman, of the decision by the Radio Authority

to allow Capital Radio’s AM services to be part-networked. Mr Justice

Owen pointed out that it was not up to the court to make the decision,

as the Radio Authority had been entrusted by Parliament with that

task.



Challenge TV has introduced two new logos which will replace the old

versions with the yellow background. The main new logo is 3D-style with

tints of ice blue, and Challenge Late’s logo is a blue-and-red question

mark against tints of mauve.



Capital Advertising has made appointments for its new regional offices

in Scotland and Birmingham. Tony Keaveny joins from the Daily Mail to

become the regional sales director of Manchester, Birmingham and

Scotland; and Alison Moore and Viv Woodward join the Manchester office

as account manager and sales planner respectively.



Maiden Outdoor is sponsoring the four student creatives who scooped the

poster prizes at this year’s D&AD Student Awards by paying for a month’s

placement for each of them at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. They are Chris

Thompson, Paul Campbell, Iain Hutchinson and Terry Sansome. The

competition brief was to raise awareness of the RNLI.



Flextech-owned UK Living is planning to broadcast a Jerry Springer

weekend on 10 and 11 October. It will feature back-to-back editions

including ’Mom Will You Marry Me?’ and ’My Sister and I Have Sex’.



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