četrtek, marec 03, 2005

Another new (sports) daily on the way

Delo has announced it will launch a new sports daily called Zmaga! (Victory!) this autumn. According to Finance, the oversight board of Delo has approved the project and a trial issue has already been printed. The new paper will be produced principally by Delo’s current sports reporters, and sports reporting within Delo itself will be lessened to help the new paper along. The market already has one sports daily, Ekipa, which launched in the early 1990s [Finance / 25.02.05 / Zmaga! prehiteva Čas].

To sem jaz update: Miro wins!

The reality television show To sem jaz, which brought together contestants from around the former Yugoslavia, ended with a Slovene contestant Miro Todososki taking home the grand prize. Miro won some 20,000 euro in cash, a mobile telephone, a trip, a watch and an exclusive contract with Prvi TV that includes the recording of five songs and two music videos.

In second place, the Albanian Admir won a trip, a mobile phone, a wristwatch and a Matiz car. Croatia’s Josipa, who came in third, won a scooter, a mobile phone, a watch and a contract to record a song and to shoot a music video in Egypt.

Bosnia’s Mirela came in fourth, followed by Macedonia’s Dragi and Macedonia’s Jana. Each won a scooter, mobile phone, a trip and a wristwatch [Index.hr / 28.02.05 / "To sam ja": Pobjednik Slovenac Miro, Zadranka Josipa treća].

As the show was ending, the Bosnian-based Media Plan Institute published an extensive study about To sem jaz which delves into the controversy the show created within Macedonia. Because of lewd conduct and coarse speech, the show received several notices from Macedonia’s media watchdog Broadcast Council, and seems to have violated the Broadcast Law in a number of ways [Media Online / 23.02.05 / This is me: ‘Toa sum jas – To sam ja – To sem jaz’].

Previous To sem jaz updates:

15.11.04 Reality TV show to join former Yugoslavs
13.12.04 Slovenes not interested, Bosnians threaten to sue
13.12.04 Sex, live
13.12.04 Two contestants expelled
16.12.04 Official website a hit
30.12.04 Crazy in love...
30.12.04 Christmas in Skopje
30.12.04 Four to be voted out on 4 January
05.01.05 “Balkan Mix”
05.01.05 Just two voted off
20.01.05 Slovene Miro on the rocks
20.01.05 Two girls replaced…temporarily
20.01.05 Again no vote, while show might be sued
26.01.05 Yugonostalgia goes too far!
28.01.05 Two more voted off