MEDIA: In Brief

Sky launches PC channel

Sky launches PC channel



Sky Television is launching the Computer Channel on 1 November between

6-8pm daily. The programme will carry four strands in an effort to

appeal to all ages and aspects of computing.



New TV news agency



United Broadcasting and Entertainment, responsible for ITV broadcasters

Meridian and Anglia, is launching a news and features agency, United

Television News, by 31 October.



One for the money



Brass Tacks Publishing is launching a bi-monthly news trade magazine

called Money Direct on 12 October as a sister title to Your Mortgage. It

is aimed at customers who want to learn about the telephone-based sector

of the personal finance market. It will be edited by Your Mortgage

deputy editor Paula John.



The publicity of Oxygen



The Radio Authority has awarded the new local radio licence for Oxford

to Oxygen 107.9FM. It will target 16 to 25-year-olds with a 40:60 mix

of speech and alternative music.



Smith gets ahead at Granada



Will Smith has been promoted from executive producer to head of

programmes at Granada Talk TV, four weeks before the launch of the daily

cable and satellite channel.



Haldane steps up at Attic



Attic Futura has promoted TV Hits editor Pauline Haldane to editor in

chief of both TV Hits and MTV’s Blah Blah Blah magazine which was

previously published by Ray Gun. Ian McLeish steps up from assistant

editor to editor of TV Hits.



Modern classic



Classic FM sales director Nigel Reeves has been appointed managing

director of London News Radio from 1 January.



Netting a good story



Bulletin International has launched Bulletin News Network, an Internet

service which allows broadcasters to download footage and background

information about organisations via their computers.



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