In brief

BBC HD, Sky, Virgin Media, MySpace, MTV UK, Lastminute.com, Conde Nast, Emap, Orange, Top Up TV, Ink Publishing

- BBC HD, the corporation's first free-to-air high-definition television channel, launched last Saturday via satellite and cable. The launch on Sky and Virgin Media follows the BBC Trust's recent approval of the service.

- Sky is to offer content from third-party channels, such as National Geographic, via its VoD service Sky Anytime on PC for the first time. Sky decided to open its doors to third-party media owners in a bid to boost PC usage of Anytime, which relaunched today.

- MySpace and MTV UK have partnered in a bid to find a presenter for MTV News. The winner will present the news programme across MTV One, MTV Hits, MTV Base, TMF and VH1.

- Lastminute.com has teamed up with Street Talk phone boxes to launch its first high-street activity in the run-up to Christmas. The two-week campaign was planned by Manning Gottlieb OMD and booked with JCDecaux Innovate through Posterscope.

- Conde Nast is launching an eco-compact edition of its Easy Living title. The February 2008 issue will be produced on de-inked, post-consumer waste paper and Forest Stewardship Council virgin fibre.

- The Competition Commission has ruled that digital terrestrial network operator National Grid Wireless must dispose of all or part of its transmission business. In a provisional ruling on the acquisition of the business by private equity investor Macquarie, the Commission said the proposed merger could lead to higher prices. A final decision will be released on 21 December.

- Emap, Orange, Yahoo! and Zed Media have signed up to the Internet Advertising Bureau's bid to make mobile advertising mainstream. Mobile sales houses Screen Tonic and Rhythm New Media and digital agency Dare have also joined the IAB's Mobile Council, which meets on 17 December.

- Top Up TV, provider of pay-TV services on Freeview, is expanding its video-on-demand service Top Up TV Anytime with content from National Geographic Channel and the Sci Fi Channel.

- Ink Publishing has won the contract to publish a new in-flight magazine for US airline Skybus. Skybussing magazine will be available quarterly, starting with the March 2008 issue.

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