GiffGaff on KISS, UTV profits rise plus Magic gets new logo ~ Behind the Mic
Sep 2014 Behind the Mic
talkSPORT owner UTV Media profits rise by 62%
UTV Media’s pre-tax profits jumped more than 60% in the first half, thanks to a World Cup ad spend boost and an improving economy. The talkSPORT owner, which also operates the ITV franchise for Northern Ireland, reported a rise in pre-tax profits of 62% to £10m in the first six months of the year.
Magic has a new logo, replacing the previous design that was in use for over 16 years since the 105.4 frequency changed from Melody in London in 1998. It is now showing on social media, its website and on outdoor/indoor marketing in London.
Paddy McGuinness has joined Bauer for a networked weekend show across its Place Portfolio of stations. The comedian will host “Paddy’s Sunday Dinner” across 16 stations in Northern England and Scotland from 9am till midday each week starting October 5th, replacing what is currently a local or regional show.