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2008-09-08 12:00:15

John Menzies Digital is pleased to announce its latest partnership with ITV Consumer, to provide the ITV Digital Newsagent. The partnership gives ITV.com users access to digital versions of top UK consumer magazines to download to their computers. Titles are available to buy via the www.itv.com/digitalnewsagent site. Caroline Knight, Commercial Partnerships Manager, itv.com says: "With a large user base, many of whom are web savvy and interested in entertainment and lifestyle based...

2008-07-19 03:00:19

By May, Melanie Analysis The news that ITV is planning online extensions, including social networking elements, for new series Britannia High will come as no surprise to followers of its March launch of US import Gossip Girl (see boxout), or to others targeting the 14- to 24-year-old digital generation. Although ITV's exact plans for Britannia High are currently under wraps, characters from the new musical drama will have profiles on social networking sites, with additional content likely...

2008-06-27 06:02:30

By Donnelly, Alison Terrestrial broadcasters are starting to use social networks to reach an elusive youth audience. By Alison Donnelly After making a painfully slow start compared with their US counterparts, the UK's commercial terrestrial TV broadcasters have been dipping their toes into the uncharted waters of distributing content on social networking sites. The aim is to engage younger audiences, increase viewing figures and, of course, add revenue streams. Given the inexorable rise...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'