MEDIA: BRIEFS

Commercial goals for BBC

Commercial goals for BBC



The Government’s draft BBC Charter and Agreement has cleared the way for

the BBC to develop more commercial activities along-side licence-fee

funded services. It has also cleared the way for the privatisation of

the BBC’s transmission service.



Express waits for editors



No dates have yet been set for the Daily Mail’s Richard Addis and the

Sunday Times’ Sue Douglas to take up the posts of editor of the Daily

Express and Sunday Express respectively. Express Newspapers says that

neither Addis or Douglas have officially accepted the positions.



MediaTel figures on Internet



MediaTel, the media information database is now accessible on the

Internet. The MediaTel site (http://www.mediatel.co.uk/) offers access

to viewing and listening figures, readership and circulation trends,

audience data and an extensive media database.



BT widens communications



BT has launched the BT Communications Store, an Internet web site for

business and telecoms journalists. Resources available on the site

(http:/ www.commstore.bt.com) include press releases, a BT case study

library and a database of BT experts and spokespeople.



Durex in worldwide markets



Condom maker London International Group has launched a Durex site on the

Internet (http://www.durex. com) as part of its ‘ongoing world-wide

marketing initiative.



Racing from Westminster



Cable operator Westminster Cable is to carry the Racing Channel from

today. Produced by Satellite Information Services, it will cover race

news from 11am to 4pm, six days a week.



Avon calling for Channel One



Channel One Television, the cable exclusive local channel for London,

will launch its new service for the Avon region on February 1 1996.



Great Escape for travellers



News 97.3FM is launching a new travel series, The Great Escape, in

January 1996. The show, which aims to become the ‘essential traveller’s

guide’, will be hosted by Julie Peasgood.



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