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.
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.