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Sorrell warns of Scotland becoming an 'outlier' and the UK 'diminished' by a Yes vote

If Scotland votes yes to independence tomorrow, its major cities would become outliers, London will become more of a competitor for business and the remaining UK will be diminished, warned Martin Sorrell, chief executive and founder of WPP.

 

Virgin Trains spends £8 million on advertising to refocus on its brand

Virgin Trains has pumped £8 million into an integrated campaign, as part of a new strategy to refocus on its brand.

 

Ofcom rejects London Live's bid to cut programming

London Live's application to reduce the amount of local programming it broadcasts has been rejected by regulator Ofcom on the grounds it "would result in a departure from the character of the licensed service."

 

Philips launches campaign for app-controlled lightbulbs

Royal Philips has released a campaign to push its new range of digitally-connected lightbulbs.

 

Netflix gears up for European launches

Netflix, the video streaming service, is set to launch across six European countries this week. Starting with France, services will roll out on successive days in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

 

Ads fail to represent parenting properly, claims new research

Ads are presenting an unrealistic representation of modern day parenting, claims new research by Parentdish.

 

Notonthehighstreet.com launches brand campaign

Notonthehighstreet.com, the online retailer, sets out its stall as a brand in a quirky new TV campaign.

 

Watch: Comedian Ross Noble opens up about the pitfalls of making 'rubbish ads'

Magician Dynamo and comedian Ross Noble talk to Campaign about their shows on UKTV and why it's not "ideal" to star in "rubbish" ads.

 

Bosch secures sponsorship deal with Channel 4's Sunday Brunch

Home appliance brand Bosch is embarking on its first-ever TV sponsorship deal with Channel 4's 'Sunday Brunch'.

 

Kellogg's Squares sponsors Celebrity Juice

Kellogg's Squares has signed up to sponsor ITV2's Celebrity Juice in its first ever TV sponsorship deal.

 

Channel 4 to drop 4oD for digital service All 4

Channel 4 is dropping its catch-up service 4oD for a new online destination called All 4, which will host all of Channel 4's linear channels, digital content and services.

 

Allan seeks creative inspiration for C4 sales

After three years in charge of Channel 4's sales team, Jonathan Allan is pretty pleased with how he is doing. Yes, broadcast revenue might have declined by almost 1 per cent in 2013 but, hey, Channel 4 is trying new things.

 

Viacom's £450m acquisition of Channel 5 approved

Viacom's proposed acquisition of Channel 5 from Northern & Shell for £450 million has been given the green light by European regulators.

 

Culture secretary to raise questions about TV licence fee

Culture secretary Sajid Javid will raise questions around the television licence in a presentation to the Royal Television conference today, asking if it is time to decriminalise non-payment in the UK.

 

TV body Barb to track viewing via tablets

Official viewing figures for UK television audiences will now include consumption on iPads and Android tablets following an overhaul of the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board.

 

ITV chief calls for Sky and Virgin to pay for content

ITV's chief executive Adam Crozier is calling on major pay-TV platforms BSkyB and Virgin Media to pay for content from UK public service broadcasters BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

 

Bruce Forsyth's last dance helps Strictly beat X Factor

Bruce Forsyth's public exit from 'Strictly Come Dancing' helped the BBC beat ITV's 'The X Factor' in last night's ratings.

 

Channel 4 extends Noel Edmonds' Deal or No Deal for 10th year

Channel 4 and Endemol have commissioned 288 new episodes of Noel Edmonds daytime quiz show 'Deal or No Deal', to run through to the end of 2015, taking the show into its tenth year on UK television.

 

Public Health England launches Stoptober with comedy campaign

Comedians Paddy McGuinness and Alastair James Hay (Al Murray) star in Public Health England's £3.2 million campaign for Stoptober, the annual drive to encourage smokers to quit this October.

 

Content and distribution investments hit UKTV's 2013 earnings

UKTV has reported earnings of £66.2 million in 2013, down seven per cent year on year after the broadcaster made strategic investments in content, distribution and the launch of the Drama channel.

 
 

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