Diary: Water-cooler monitor

WHAT TOPICS HAVE THE INDUSTRY BEEN DISCUSSING THIS WEEK?
THE TALK TIME SPENT
Setanta's unexpected success in securing football 2 hrs 19 mins
rights. Bad news for football fans (the price is
bound to go up) and a blow to Sky's football
supremacy.

Thomson Directories' advertising review. The 18 mins 53 secs
company's chief executive, Max Alexander, moved
over from Carphone Warehouse. Expect Clemmow Hornby
Inge to figure prominently on the pitchlist.

Highway robbery. The Bafta jury's decision not to 1 hr 57 mins
award Noel Edmonds was a shocker.

Big Brother. It's only two weeks away. Expect all 41 mins 59 secs
the newspapers this summer to devote their first
halves to the antics of its contestants and their
second halves to England's progress in the Fifa World
Cup in Germany.

Topics