MEDIA: In Brief

BBC reveals its promises

BBC reveals its promises

The BBC published its first annual Statement of Promises this week. The

document - which is available to the public - details the BBC’s aims and

objectives for the next 12 months and tells viewers and listeners how

they can complain.

Female footie hits the shelves

Moondance Publications have launched ONtheBALL, a women’s football

magazine. Joanne Smith will edit the new title which will have an

initial print run of 17,000.

LWT plans new London series

LWT is planning to invest pounds 1 million in its 1997 Sunday early

evening slots. LWT has approached various lifestyle producers with a

tender to create four separate 30-minute shows on Londoners to run for

ten episodes each.

Raeburn takes on Liberty

Anna Raeburn, the former Talk Radio presenter and Captial Radio agony

aunt, is to host her own daily magazine show on 963 Liberty Radio. The

station, owned by Liberty Broadcasting Company, will launch at the end

of the year.

TARA to launch next week

TARA Television, the cable venture will begin transmitting on 15

November. The Irish channel will air RTE first-run popular shows as well

as its own productions. David FitzGerald of Carnival Films has been made

managing director in place of co-founder Ashley Dartnell who takes the

role of consultant.

PR Week editor promoted

PR Week editor Stephen Farish has been promoted to group editor with

responsibility for sister Haymarket title Conference and Incentive

Travel as well as PR Week. At the same time, Marketing editor Mike

Hewitt and Promotions and Incentives editor Alyson Cook also become

group editors, with responsibility for Marketing Direct and Marketing

Event respectively.

Cable raises viewing share

Cable and satellite channels now claim a ten per cent share of UK

viewing figures, according to the Institute of Practitioners in

Advertising latest Trends in Television report. ITV’s share fell to 35

per cent.

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