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[22 DECEMBER 2008] Media Initiatives Group’s premium ad platform eType has won the exclusive online advertising contract for Channel 4’s 2009 Celebrity Big Brother website. The deal will see eType handling all on site display advertising for www.channel4.com/bigbrother, one of Channel 4’s biggest online properties.


After being rested in 2008, Celebrity Big Brother is returning for three weeks in January. The online destination will be the first stop for fans looking to get all the gossip from the house.


The Celebrity Big Brother site launches on the 28th of December 2008, prior to the housemates arrival on the 2nd of January 2009. Attracting a young and Internet savvy audience, Celebrity Big Brother’s online home will provide fans with an opportunity to fully engage with the show through the latest official news, up to the minute video clips and round-ups of the day’s action available anytime.

Rob Gay, Managing Director, eType said, “Celebrity Big Brother is a great brand with a passionate audience that wants to engage with the show. These are key elements advertisers look for when trying to reach their target audience. The Celebrity Big Brother contract will hopefully be the start of a successful long term relationship with Channel 4, allowing us to offer advertisers a great environment for their campaigns.”


Ed Couchman, Group Commercial Manager, Channel 4 New Media Adsales said, “Celebrity Big Brother viewers rely on our site for up-to-the-minute reports on what’s going on in the house, so ensuring the ads they see are both non-intrusive and appropriate is essential. eType was able to offer the types of advertisers that our audience would respond to positively and would complement the profile of this valuable brand.”

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About eType
Owned by Media Initiatives Group, eType is the UK’s leading premium online ad platform, with over eight years highly successful experience in managing publisher’s online sales. Trafficking more than 1.5 billion adverts per month and with a 20-strong sales and support team, eType is leading the way within the industry, holding advertising sales contracts with the most high profile online brands across all areas of the UK market, including hi5, The Weather Channel, Miniclip, Endemol UK and RockYou.

Since launching eType’s dedicated video advertising division, eType Video, in 2008, the team has worked relentlessly to become the UK’s largest and most respected video ad specialists, developing unrivalled experience in selling non-traditional ad formats within the UK market.

For further information please contact:
For eType:
Andy Riley
AxiCom UK
T: +44 (0)20 8392 4073
E: andy.riley@axicom.com

Rikki Webster
Group Communications Manager
Media Initiatives Group
T: +44 (0)20 7436 5255
E: rikki.webster@initgroup.com

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