Hotline: Simon Fox shortlisted for ITV job

Simon Fox, the chief executive of HMV, has emerged as the frontrunner to become the next chief executive of ITV.

Fox is reported to be on a shortlist of four for the job alongside Pascal Cagni, the head of Apple's European operation, Tony Ball, the former chief executive of BSkyB, and John Cresswell, the chief operating officer of ITV. A decision could be announced on 6 August.