"I read that online advertising has taken over from TV, so that tells you something about where it's going in terms of the digital world." - Rio Ferdinand, the Manchester United footballer, wades into the debate about online overtaking TV advertising as England's next World Cup qualifier is shown online only
"If this carries on, the BBC could be the only show in town. That would be incredibly unhealthy for consumers who really appreciate the choice that they get." - Jeremy Hunt, the shadow culture secretary, on Tory plans to curb the powers of the BBC.