Finance

Can BT mount a serious sports challenge to Sky?

It looks like it’s giving it a damn good go with news emerging that the former UK state-owned telephone supplier is planning two new pay sports channels for football and rugby plus a third for one-off pay-per-view matches, an offer ...

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Conor Dignam MBO buys Emap media titles

Top Right Group, formerly Emap, has sold its three main media titles to Media Business Insight, a management buyout headed by former Broadcast editor Conor Dignam. The three are Broadcast, Screen (film) and Shots (commercials). We don’t know how much ...

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Can David Montgomery’s new Local World save the UK regional press?

David Montgomery (pictured), former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s Today (defunct) and the boss of the Mecom European newspaper empire (much reduced) is having another bash at saving the newspaper industry – this time with Local World, a joint venture between ...

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Worrying times for DDB and Leo Burnett as McDonald’s rings the changes

The mighty McDonald’s, which seemed to have ridden out the recession as rivals Burger King and Pizza Hut struggled, has a nasty case of indigestion, posting its first monthly sales decline in nine years. First one to fall on her ...

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Who says creatives can’t run big agencies? Grey New York’s Tor Myhren reveals some of his secrets

The reinvention of Grey as a creative advertising agency, as opposed to an account handling operation that occasionally produced something approximating to ads, has been nigh-on miraculous and one of the WPP-owned network’s biggest stars is Tor Myhren (pictured), president ...

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McCann: out of the frying pan, into the fire

Harris Diamond – who’s he? The new chairman and chief executive of McCann Worldgroup, replacing Nick Brien as of last night – that’s who. Brien’s position has long since looked untenable – to all, that is, except senior Interpublic management. ...

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