In brief

PHD, Bang & Olufsen, Universal McCann, Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Emap, UIP, Channel 4, Zenith-Optimedia, Yours, TCM, Time Warner, DCMS, GCap, IPC, BBC Magazines, News Corporation, Simply Hired

PHD is in contract negotiations with Bang & Olufsen, after winning a pitch for its £15m global media planning and buying account, thought to be against Universal McCann. The deal is set to be formalised next week.

Italian publisher Arnoldo Mondadori Editore is in talks to buy Emap's French consumer magazine business. Among Mondadori's magazines is the original Italian edition of Grazia, which Emap publishes in the UK.

Film company UIP has invested the entire marketing budget for Demi Moore thriller Half Light in advertising around Channel 4's Big Brother. The campaign, bought by Zenith-Optimedia, aims to target the high number of 20-something women watching the show and downloading from the Big Brother website.

Monthly women's magazine Yours is to sponsor the 3pm daily movie on TCM until September, in the first deal between Emap and the the film channel. TCM is part of the Time Warner group, which also owns publisher IPC.

A DCMS consultation ended yesterday on proposals to pave the way for television services to be carried on digital radio multiplexes ended yesterday. The proposal is to allow Digital One, operated by GCap, and the soon to be advertised second multiplex, to carry TV services. The amount of space restricted for non-radio services, such as interactive and data, currently stands at 20% and the proposal is to increase the allowance to 30%, including any TV services.

IPC's women's monthly Chat - It's Fate is to carry a one-off 24-page sample edition of sister magazine Prediction this month.

Top of the Pops Magazine is cover-mounting an interactive pop quiz DVD for its July issue, in what BBC Magazines claims is a technological first for the ailing teenage magazine sector.

MySpace, the community portal owned by News Corporation, is launching a US jobs search feature after agreeing a deal with Simply Hired, a job site in which News Corp has an investment. MySpace Jobs will aggregate listings from thousands of sources into a single index, which can be searched by MySpace users by keywords and location.

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