Standard issues hot tickets

Standard issues hot tickets

The Evening Standard is launching a free weekly listings magazine hot

tickets on 24 May. The 64 full-colour page title will be published every

Friday in its magazine ES and cover all areas of listings along with

reviews and previews.

GQ pursues an active lifestyle

Conde Nast is launching a new glossy magazine GQ Active as a brand

extension to its GQ magazine. It is aimed at the fitness-oriented ABC1

male aged between 20 and 30. The magazine, which goes on sale this week,

will initially appear twice a year with an expected circulation of

around 80,000. It is edited by GQ’s Body and Soul section editor Stephen


Mag for museum buffs

A new bi-monthly magazine called Mag, dedicated to what’s on and where

in London’s museums and galleries, has been launched with a cover price

of pounds 1.50 and an initial print run of 60,000. It is published by

Exposeum Ltd, a new company.

News promotion for Sambrook

Richard Sambrook has been promoted to head of news gathering at the BBC,

replacing Chris Cramer who left last month to join CNN.

Satellite viewing takes off

Cable and satellite TV has taken more than a ten per cent share of TV

viewing for the first time, according to the Institute of Practitioners

in Advertising’s ‘Trends in television viewing’ report.

Agencies targeted by FENS

FENS (Future Events News Agency) has tailored its service to make it

more relevant to agencies. Agencies will be able to recharge costs to

clients more effectively as an optional code box for each story accessed

has been added. A keyword facility is also being introduced.

Granada contrite over video

Granada Televison has apologised to over 272 peope who complained to the

Independent Television Commission after buying a special Coronation

Street video which was promoted on ITV as ‘only available on video’. An

edited version of the video was shown on television shortly after its


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