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
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