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Media briefs: down and down at the Oz … ducking the issue … 1300 jobs lost …

The escalator of decline returns, and what was that about a duck? And other media tidbits of the day.

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Forget ITV, the real story is that Ten’s owners are looking to sell

There have been reports that UK commercial channel ITV is thinking about buying a stake in Channel Ten. This is rubbish.

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Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings: ABC the best option

None of the commercial networks showed anything particularly inspiring last night.

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What Lady Mary Crawley can teach the Ten Network

Four years ago everyone was writing ITV’s obituary, but the network has turned around, with hits such as Downton Abbey. There is a lesson in that for the struggling Channel Ten.

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Kyle’s damage … News hacked rival … Twitter stumped …

In today’s Media Briefs: Murdoch firm used hacker site to target pay-TV rival … Leveson inquiry: Met police may have to log all press meetings … Former cricketer awarded £90k damages in Twitter libel case and more …

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Court rules against Murdochs: stake in ITV is pie in the Sky

Britain’s Court of Appeals has finally ended the family’s attempts to avoid following a directive from the UK competition regulator that it cut its 17.9% stake in terrestrial TV group ITV, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Murdoch children inch closer to global media domination

UK media reports have Rupert Murdoch’s second daughter Elisabeth as an early contender to be CEO of ITV. Good grief.

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Computer says no: there’s little new in Digital Britain

Britain’s digital White Paper is by and large a patch up and an attempt to find the money to try and meet some of the high flying objectives.

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Sod off Clarkson: BBC cash may go commercial

The BBC is fighting a rearguard action to keep its hands on its licence fee.

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Manipulating YouTube = priceless marketing for Britain’s Got Talent

The story of Susan Boyle is a neatly fashioned reality that, on closer examination, is cynically manipulative and deceptive.

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ITV to deliver Murdoch/Sky killer blow?

The Murdochs and BSkyB have already taken a bath on the 17.9% of ITV they bought a couple of years ago: But could ITV be about to deliver a killer blow to Sky and Murdoch?

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ITV gets out the scissors, BSkyB gets cut

ITV plans to chop 1,000 jobs over the next six months, and Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB might be forced to sell its football and premium movies to rival broadcasters at wholesale prices, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Murdoch empire shaken by global financial crisis

A decision is expected tonight our time on whether Rupert Murdoch’s 38% associate, BSkyB, will have to sell its 17.9% blocking stake in US terrestrial commercial TV group, ITV, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Media briefs and TV ratings

Police examining British TV competition rorts … Last night’s TV ratings.

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Media briefs and TV ratings

More selective News Corp coverage from The Oz? … Gremlins in the Fairfax presses … Ray Hadlee v. Monica Attard, round two … And Johns Laws’ long farewell turns nasty … Poor ACP Magazines … Last night’s TV ratings.

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