Ofcom has acceded to ITV's request to cut the minimum quota for non-news programmes for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from four hours to three hours on average per week, from 1 January 2009. The reduction of one hour per week also applies from 2008 in the Channel Islands.
Archive firm ITN Source has joined MarketPlace, a new online video exchange. Operated by online news platform The NewsMarket, MarketPlace will provide news organisations with direct access to a selection of its editorial and stock footage video content.
Zango, the online media outfit, has stepped-up its UK expansion by joining the Internet Advertising Bureau. Zango recently opened a UK branch office to enable it to expand into the European market.
InSkin Media, the online ads company, has launched an advertising format aimed at helping online video platforms carry ads. The service allows media owners to carry ads next to videos in a customisable Flash "skin" around the video media player. In the UK, the InSkin Media format has been taken up by Emap and Dennis Publishing.
Swiss watch brand Breguet has sponsored the second annual Tatler guide to Christmas. Parties will hit news-stands this Thursday as a supplement to the Conde Nast title's December edition.
Netgear, the computer products outfit, has appointed Exeter-based agency RH Advertising to develop its first consumer-facing media campaign. The six-figure account was awarded to RH after a three-way pitch.
Chris Wright - former Initiative planning director for the Asia- Pacific region and group director on the Unilever account - has returned to London as a joint media and brand planner at marketing group RLA.
Airport advertising contractor Eye has finished a six-figure re-development of Belfast International Airport to include 10 individual backlit external sites and packaged networks throughout the airport.