The weekend media coverage was slow, apparently, but among the supplement pages there were a smidgen of stories that might catch the eye...
Sky News is planning a rival to the BBC’s Newsnight as it fights for a share of late-night audience. The broadcaster is said to have approached a number of journalists to explore the possibility of launching a late-night news programme.
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Write PR founder Nan Ensor is selling her stake in the agency to Reekie PR. The agency – which gives advice to foreign property companies wanting investment – billed more than £120,000 last year. Reekie PR is also to rebrand itself as Freshwater Scotland.
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Time Warner, the US media company, and investment bank, Goldman Sachs have linked with buyout firm Apax to chase broadcaster ITV, according to reports at the Weekend.
NTL and Telewest, the British cable giants, are reported to be on the brink of a £6.8bn merger to spawn a pay-TV broadcaster strong enough to take on BskyB, the current market leader.
The Evening Times picked up the Evening Newspaper of the Year award at the Regional Press Awards, held in London on Friday. Nicola Barry of the Aberdeen Press and Journal was named Columnist of the Year.