Dough changes hands
Specialist publisher Crier Publications has bought European Baker from
Emap MacLaren for an undisclosed sum. The bimonthly magazine was
launched in 1994.
The Newspaper Society has said the government’s plans to relax cross-
media ownership restrictions do not go far enough to allay the fears of
regional newspaper groups.
Ads on the buses
Outdoor media company TDI has been awarded advertising rights to 1600
buses in the West Midlands. All regional and local sales were previously
handled by West Midlands Travel subsidiary, Penn Outdoor Media.
IPC is expanding its dedicated new-media publishing department. Jonathan
Newby has been appointed publishing director, Colin Tough is editor-in-
chief and Jeremy Hughes is IT manager.
The Cambridge interactive television trial has been expanded so viewers
involved can access enhanced Teletext services. Pages from Teletext come
via an on-line set-top box which removes the delay terrestrial Teletext
Kids take over TV
Children are having an ever greater say in which programmes they watch,
according to Caroline Bell, head of research at GMTV. Children are
increasingly likely to have a TV in their own room, and minimal parental
interference, she says in a Zenith Media report.
HTV licence bid
HTV has become the first ITV company to open its campaign for a licence
renewed in 1999. It aims to get the pounds 22m it pays the Treasury each
year cut by half.