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Things we like: The Times in Homeland

Anyone watching Homeland on Channel 4 last Sunday would have noticed a poignant ad break takeover from News UK. The second break of the US political thriller showed a three-minute spot documenting the kidnapping and escape of two Times journalist...

 

BBC plots £18m media consolidation

The BBC has expanded plans to review its £5 million media account to include the planning and buying business for BBC Orchestras, BBC Worldwide, World Service and Global News.

 

ITV appoints Paul Sumners for new trading role

ITV Commercial has hired Paul Sumners, a partner at Mans Media, as the trading controller for business development, a new post at the broadcaster.

 

7Up kicks off global campaign with urban knitting ad

7Up Free, the sugar free lemon and lime fizzy drink owned by PepsiCo, is launching a global campaign featuring people with quirky interests, like urban knitting.

 

King backs new Candy Crush game with global ad push

King Digital Entertainment has launched a global ad campaign to promote its new game Candy Crush Soda Saga.

 

Freeview launches singing toys campaign

Unsold jumble sale items come alive and sing 'I Want To Know What Love Is' in a new campaign for Freeview, the free-to-air digital TV service.

 

In pictures: Campaign Media Awards 2014

More than 550 leaders from media agencies, media owners and advertisers celebrated creativity in the media business at the Campaign Media Awards, held at the London Hilton on Wednesday 19 October.

 

Mindshare's Huddle 2014 widens media horizons

From creativity of the human brain to a sports brand launch, the key word at the event is collaboration. By David Benady.

 

Things we like: Sunday Times' Waitrose ad, Nick Milligan golf day, Radio's award

Some things in the media business we liked in the week up to 19 November, and one thing we didn't...

 

Coronation Street plans live episode to celebrate 60 years of ITV

Coronation Street, the Manchester soap, is planning to broadcast a live episode to celebrate the 60th anniversary of ITV, the UK's largest commercial broadcaster, in 2015.

 

Q&A: Tremor Video chief talks online video advertising

The rise of online video is only set to continue as it is inherently easier to sell than copy alone, says Bill Day, chief executive of Tremor Video as he discusses the future of TV vs video advertising

 

Why Channel 4's programmatic announcement is good news for us all

Channel 4's move to create a programmatic marketplace for their Video on Demand (VoD) inventory is excellent news all around, says Marco Bertozzi, president of Audience on Demand, EMEA and North America client services.

 

Sky Broadband ad banned after BT complaint

BSkyB has had an ad banned by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for a misleading "best ever" claim, after a complaint from its rival BT.

 

Ofcom kick-starts investigation into £3bn Premier League TV rights

Ofcom has opened an investigation into how the Premier League sells £3 billion worth of live UK audio-visual football rights in the UK, following a complaint from Virgin Media.

 

Hammerson uses automated mechanical model to showcase Christmas gifts

Hammerson, the retail property developer, has used a 13-feet automated mechanical model to showcase the wide variety of the Christmas gifts available at its shopping centres.

 

Samsung launches first Christmas TV campaign in the UK

Samsung is launching its first festive TV campaign in the UK, which portrays its products as an integral part of the Christmas season.

 

O2 launches 'walk' campaign with Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran, the singer songwriter, follows Michael Bublé and The Gorillaz in getting his own O2 "walk" ad to promote his Wembley Stadium shows.

 

I'm a Celebrity returns with 11.1m viewers

'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' returned to ITV last night with a peak of 11.1 million viewers, the most-watched programme of the night.

 

Macmillan launches Christmas campaign featuring Lynda Bellingham

Macmillan Cancer Support has launched its Christmas TV appeal with a voiceover from the late Lynda Bellingham, who was an ambassador for the charity.

 

Watch: The Post Office's first Christmas TV campaign in five years

The Post Office launches its first Christmas campaign on TV in five years tonight, with a 60-second spot featuring the actor Robert Webb and the singer Pixie Lott.

 
 

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