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.
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.