NEWS IN BRIEF: 30 AUGUST

By AdNews | 30 August 2010

Nine network denied 3D licence
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has not issued a licence to the Nine Network to broadcast the NRL grand final in 3D. The body said Nine has not yet delivered a report on its previous 3D TV trial to the ACMA. Providing a report on consumer, reception, interference and technical issues was a condition of the previous 3D TV trial licence. The ACMA has indicated to Nine that no further trial licences will be issued before the report is received and considered.

APG Creative Strategy Awards in call for entries
The APG Creative Strategy Awards are one month out from the deadline of entry. Monday 27th of September is the last day to enter. The awards, which recognise strategic thinking, will be presided over by chief strategy officer GP Y&R, Jon Steel, as chairman of judges.

Fidelity makes appointments
SYDNEY: Fidelity Communications has made two new appointments, following recent new business wins. Sam Stark joins from Mindshare as strategic planner, while Andrew Christmas has been appointed digital planner. Christmas has previously worked at ZenithOptimedia as well as performance marketing company DGM. Fidelity clients include UBank, Real Insurance, Deep Heat, Oxy, Alpha Keri, Gizmo and Elgas.

Adstream overhauls ad platform
Adstream has launched an enhanced version of its web-based advertising platform adstream 4. The service, which covers television, radio and print, will launch a new service supporting asset management for online display advertising. The new system allows users to upload and store finished and unfinished ads in one central location.

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