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
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.