Kelvin Mackenzie, the managing director of Mirror TV, is believed to
have secured financial backing for the launch of a daily sports
Mackenzie, who has stamped his identity on the Mirror Group’s cable
channel, Live TV, is understood to be keen to be his own boss. The
former editor of the Sun newspaper had an abortive period as managing
director of BSkyB and has yet to establish himself as a major player in
Mirror TV insiders said Mackenzie was known to be a supporter of the
daily sports paper concept, but expressed surprise at the idea that he
would launch a title outside of the Mirror Group’s auspices.
Mackenzie denounced the story as ‘hogwash’, but well-placed sources said
he had wooed a mixture of private and City backers for the project, for
which a launch date of June has been pencilled in.
The project is one of several sports paper proposals currently in