Kiss founder leaves to set up operation for youth TV market

Kiss Enterprises’ managing director, Gordon McNamee, is leaving the company to launch a media operation specialising in TV programmes and masthead programming for the youth market.

Kiss Enterprises’ managing director, Gordon McNamee, is leaving the

company to launch a media operation specialising in TV programmes and

masthead programming for the youth market.



McNamee was the founder of Kiss, which launched as a radio station 12

years ago, and has since extended into television programming as part of

the Emap group.



His new venture will build on his experience of developing media brands,

particularly in TV, with a specific focus on 16- to 24-year-olds.



McNamee said his company, which has yet to be named, would be a

multi-media operation producing programming covering genres such as

dance, lifestyle and fashion.



’With Kiss TV, I’ve gained experience of producing good programming at a

reasonable cost,’ McNamee explained. ’Now I want to pursue other

personal ambitions.’



McNamee is confident the launch of digital TV next year will fuel demand

for quality programming, enabling publishing companies to transfer their

brands on to TV through masthead programming.



Vince Monsey, the managing director of Emap’s the Box TV channel, will

take on overall responsibility for the Kiss TV team when McNamee leaves

in November.



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