Back From Bank Holiday: BMJ Archive, Setanta, Scotsman, ITV CEO

Some of the stories making headlines over the Bank Holiday weekend…

BMJ free archive: The British Medical Journal has opened a free offering containing 169 years’ worth of archive articles. The research base starts at 1840 and also includes 18 of BMJ Group’s specialist journals like Heart, Gut, and Thorax. The digitisation has taken nearly a decade; BMJ had to scan 824,000 old pages, many of them brittle. Via MedlcalNewsToday.

New Setanta chairman: The sportscaster has appointed ex Emap CEO Robin Miller as its new chairman as it seeks new financing after losing a tranche of Premier League matches. The provider got just one of the six packages of live Premiership matches starting 2010-11 and has to pay £60 million to the league. Via BroadbandTVNews.

Scotsman job losses: 25 posts will go through the integration of the daily and Sunday editions in to a seven-day operation. Via allmediascotland.

Ex-Sky CEO for ITV?: It’s a typical unattributed Sunday paper story, but Sunday Times reported ITV (LSE: ITV) institutional shareholders including Legal & General are encouraging former BSkyB (NYSE: BSY) CEO Tony Ball to throw his hat in the ring for ITV’s soon-vacant top spot. Executive chairman Michael Grade is relinquishing his role.