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Paramount channel launched

Paramount channel launched



Viacom-owned companies Nickelodeon and Paramount have launched the

Paramount Channel, a new cable and satellite service which will have a

‘Friday night on Channel 4 feel’. It will air between 8pm and 4am,

following Nickelodeon which runs from 6am to 8pm, and will target adults

aged 25-35. The programme line-up for the service will feature mainly

situation comedies and comedy dramas. A UK version of the US

entertainment news shows Entertainment Tonight is also being produced.



Scots titles stay on course



European Press Holdings, the new owner of the Scotland on Sunday, The

Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News has ruled out a change of

editors or editorial direction for the three titles in the foreseeable

future. EPH, which owns the European newspaper and is controlled by

David and Frederick Barclay, acquired the titles from The Thomson

Corporation last week for between pounds 80 and pounds 90 million.



Hands up at Harpers



Newby Hands has been promoted to associate editor of Harpers and Queen,

but retains her position as director of health and beauty.



Loos joins Company



Rachel Loos, woman’s editor of the Daily Mirror, has been appointed

assistant editor of Company magazine with effect from December. She

joins the recently appointed editor Fiona McIntosh who also worked on

the Daily Mirror.



Future overtakes NatMags



Pearson-owned Future Publishing has overtaken the National Magazine

Company as the fifth largest UK publishing house ranked by cover price

revenue, according to new figures from publishing information company

The Magazine Business. Sales of the first issue of Future’s Total

Football magazine, launched in August 1995, hit 81,490, well over the

expected 75,000 circulation.



ITV should reschedule news



Half of all adults believe that ITV should be allowed to schedule the

News at Ten at whatever time best suits it, according to a survey

produced by CIA Media Lab.



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