Property mags merge
The Builder Group has merged Property Week with Miller Freeman’s Estates
Times to form a new weekly publication which will use the Property Week
name. It will be published by a joint venture company in which both
publishers will have a 50 per cent stake. The first issue, to be edited
by Property Week editor Penny Guest, will appear on 28 June. The staff
will be merged but it is not yet clear how many losses there will be.
Business Age closes
VNU has stopped publicatgion of Business Age a year after buying the
title from Tom Rubython. According to MD Ruud Bakker the title failed to
meet subscription and newsstand targets.
Channel One expansion plans
Channel One, the Associated Newspaper-owned cableTV station, is to
launch its next two stations in Liverpool and the Black Country in the
Rover puts Beyond in control
Rover Cars has hired contract publisher Beyond Communications to publish
its Business File magazine which is sent to around 90,000 directors of
small to medium-sized companies which operate fleet cars schemes.
Knightswood back to college
Reading-based Knightswood Publishing has launched Further Education, a
new bimonthly colour tabloid newspaper which will be distributed to
further education colleges, tertiary colleges and universities. It is
aimed at helping institutions run their businesses more profitably.
ITC rejects Peugeot gripes
The Independent Television Commission received 66 complaints in May
about the ad for the Peugeot 406. One third of the complaints, which
were not upheld, objected to a scene where a girl is rescued from the
path of a juggernaut. The complainants said that the scene, and others,
were disturbing, unjustified and irrelevant to selling a car.
CLT UK hooks Fisher
CLT UK Radio, owner of Atlantic 252 and Country 1035, has appointed
Carol Fisher as managing director of CLT UK Radio Sales.