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CBBC has announced a number of new commissions for the channel, which will all be made by its Salford-based production team. Hacker Time, DNN and Marrying Mum And Dad have all been recommissioned for new series, while new formats include Poptastic Popstars and Go Team... Cheer!.

Manchester-based frank virtual has been tasked with rebranding the Territorial Army as the Army Reserve in the North West region. The advertising agency has been hired by North West of England and the Isle of Man Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (NW RFCA), which is among the first of the larger regional bodies in the UK to promote the change.

Cheshire-based in-flight entertainment provider IFE Services has been bought by a Los Angeles media company for $36m (£22m). Global Eagle Entertainment acquired Travel Entertainment Group Equity, which trades as IFE Services, from GCP Capital Partners in an all-cash deal.

Director-General of the BBC Lord Hall wants to hear more Liverpool accents on the BBC. Speaking at the Culture, Media and Sport committee today he was worried about the corporation’s "metropolitan bias" and failing to reflect the rest of Britain.

Rule 5 has appointed Miranda Wade as account executive. Prior to joining the MediaCityUK agency, Wade worked at Manchester agency PR Agency One, and before that worked as part of the Cornerhouse festival marketing and communications team.

Stuart Hall will be stripped of his OBE this afternoon. The Queen agreed that the honour was to formally cancelled and annulled following his conviction for a string of sexual offences against girls as young as nine.

Liverpool-based marketing agency Mint Umbrella has announced two new appointments to their fast growing team. Melissa Dilworth, who has recently relocated to the North West from the USA, becomes Mint’s new Head of Marketing while Stephen Clare has been appointed Social Media Manager.

MediaCityUK-based production company, Carbon Digital, has developed all the Computer Generated Imagery CGI work for new BBC2 series ‘Sacred Wonders of Britain.’

Barnsley based marketing and communications agency Ledgard Jepson is looking for new designers and artworkers to bolster its team.

Leeds-based marketing agency OTB has gone into liquidation and it is forecast some creditors maybe left out of pocket. The Headingley-based agency has worked for high-profile names including Unilever, the National Trust and Manchester City FC since it’s start in 1993.


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