Reputation monitor: BT and Vodafone buoyed

BT’s announcement that it is to launch an innovative internet TV service helped it secure top spot in this week’s Reputation Monitor.

The project, codenamed 'Martini TV', will allow programmes and films to be downloaded. Reports suggested the search engine being developed by BT for the service could rival Google.

Vodafone also profited from its multimedia ambitions, with the announcement of the UK launch date for its mobile TV service imminent. It was further boosted by the purchase of ten per cent of Bharti TeleVentures, India's biggest wireless firm.

At the bottom of the table, hedge fund GLG Partners and one of its top traders, Philippe Jabre, were the subject of an investigation by the Financial Services Authority into improper dealing. Regulators are believed to be increasingly concerned about the hedge fund industry, with the FSA threatening a crackdown.

Meanwhile, Alpha Airports Group saw its share price fall after losing its 30-year contract with Thomsonfly to provide in-flight meals.

US car parts supplier  Delphi Corporation  made itself unpopular by seeking wage and benefit cuts after its $2bn application for a bankruptcy settlement was approved.

Reputation Monitor is compiled from Thomson Intermedia's National News Index, a measure of media sentiment that excludes stock market reports and passing mentions.

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