Media: Chatter

"At £139.50, the licence fee is unsustainable. A growing proportion of young viewers watch no BBC output at all." - David Cox, of the Broadcasting Policy Group, thinks the BBC should be allowed to raise money through ads, subscription or both

"It does look like the BBC have shot themselves in the foot a little by creating this licence-fee loophole with the iPlayer." - Don Foster, the Liberal Democrats' culture spokesman, following reports that viewers are "dodging" the licence fee by confining their viewing of BBC programmes to iPlayer content online

"The results are a further sign that Google is continuing its dominance. It is clear Google is the brand that people value at work and in their personal lives." - Stephen Cheliotis, the chairman of the Superbrands Council, after Google knocked Microsoft off the top spot in the latest Superbrands survey of most popular brands.

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