Ashley Munday set to take publisher’s job at Radio Times

Radio Times has promoted its ad director, Ashley Munday, to publisher following Nicholas Brett’s appointment at the end of last year as director of BBC Worldwide’s multimedia publishing business.

Radio Times has promoted its ad director, Ashley Munday, to

publisher following Nicholas Brett’s appointment at the end of last year

as director of BBC Worldwide’s multimedia publishing business.



Munday, who has worked on Radio Times since 1988, takes over as the

listings magazine faces up to the challenge of covering the explosion of

channels and choice offered by digital TV. He is set to increase the

marketing budget for Radio Times as it tries to maintain and raise share

in an increasingly crowded marketplace.



Munday said: ’We will be looking to develop and invest in Radio Times

magazine. With our online business, masthead TV programming and the

magazine itself, we are looking to broaden our customer base while

continuing to service our existing customers better.’



He added that Radio Times was also looking into the possibility of

developing some more electronic programme guides (EPGs).



Munday said he saw digital TV giving Radio Times an opportunity to

provide readers with greater programming information than is offered

elsewhere.



’We’ll continue to do what we have always done, which is to know their

tastes inside out, do the sifting and sorting for them, and do it in

more depth and detail than our competitors.’



Before working for Radio Times, Munday worked on IPC Magazines’ listings

title, TV Times.



Circulation of Radio Times remained static during the last round of ABC

figures for January to June, with sales of 1,400,095.



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