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
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