MEDIA: In Brief

Daily sport

Daily sport

APTV, the video news agency of Associated Press, and sports programme

supplier Trans World International have linked up to form Sports News

Television (SNTV). Based in London, SNTV will provide five daily news

bulletins by satellite - two to Europe.

X Cars man drives off

The BBC has lost the producer and creator of its autumn hit X Cars,

currently pulling 12 million viewers on Monday nights. Steve Warr is now

executive producer at independent producer Folio.

Public interest query on MAI

The merger of United Newspapers and MAI faces a new threat after the

Independent Television Commission confirmed it could force a de-merger

if the new company failed a public interest test after it comes out of

deadlock at the beginning of November.

Geller moves to Maxim

Dennis Publishing has appointed Simon Geller as managing editor of men’s

lifestyle magazine Maxim as editor-in-chief Gill Hudson oversees

November’s launch of new men’s title, Stuff.

Business magazine boost

Business Magazines Week ‘96 is set to run from 14 October. Organised by

the Periodical Publishers Association (PPA), it culminates with a

Careers Fair on 18 October. The week will also see the launch of The PPA

Business Magazines Handbook, a joint venture between the PPA, Media Week

and BRAD publications.

Net change at EMAP

EMAP Computing has promoted Ruth Allen, current publisher of What

Personal Computer, to publish Internet Magazine, as well. Roger Green,

founder-publisher of Internet Magazine, is to switching roles to develop

on-line products and services.

Digital democrats

Electronic Government International is a new monthly magazine from

Government Group aimed at ‘the world’s political leaders and officials’.

Focusing on the use of IT in the public sector, the first issue has an

initial mail-out to 18,000 potential subscribers.

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