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Manchester United is now the sole owner of its television channel MUTV after buying out BSkyB's one-third share in the company. Describing the purchase as a "strategic acquisition", the Old Trafford club now has complete control of content and distribution.

Manchester Airports Group has appointed Jeff Howarth as its new group marketing director. Howarth replaces Caroline Plant, who left last year to become business development director at the World Travel & Tourism Council.

Manchester-based has joined the select band of online retailers to have one million fans on Facebook. The fashion brand was established seven years ago but was relatively late to the Facebook scene, launching a page in April 2010.

Mark Chapman will be the new presenter of Match of the Day 2 after the BBC decided to drop Colin Murray. The Rochdale-born journalist, who currently has a regular slot presenting Radio 5 Live's Monday Night Club, has been filling in for Murray recently while the Northern Irishman covered the darts world championship.

I'd only been in the country 72 hours. Three days after landing back in England following 12 months working as chief sports-sub on the Bangkok Post, Steve Hanrahan, the senior editor at Trinity Mirror Sport Media in Liverpool, walked over to the drinks machine – where I was battling jetlag with a much needed cuppa – and handed me the professional opportunity of a lifetime just seconds after joining the company.

Label PR has added a new account manager as it completes a move to new offices in Manchester.

Lorraine Clough has joined the agency after five years in London and will be working across...

Wilson Cooke has launched an initiative called DigitalSoup to help find its charity for 2013. The Bury-based brand and digital agency is calling on local charities to submit a short proposal to be reviewed by its DigitalSoup team.

PepsiCo has hired a recent Manchester Metropolitan University graduate as its first ever digital director for the UK. Becky Olie, formerly head of online selling for House of Fraser, has been appointed to develop its online sales channels for its UK, Ireland and South Africa markets.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has today relaunched in the latest stage of a wholesale transformation of all 170 paid-for titles owned by Johnston Press. The relaunch will include a new look and a series of new supplements including The Match, Style, WOW 247 and local football pull-out The Goals.

Manchester Digital’s Skills Summit conference and TalentDay, the largest sector-specific careers fair in the north, has announced it will take place on February 20 and 21. The event, now in its third year, brings together digital businesses, education providers and students in the region looking to enter the digital scene.


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