Media: Chatter

"For those who wanted to see a weakened, constrained BBC, the White Paper is a bitter disappointment." - Mark Thompson, the director-general of the BBC, hits back at critics who want to see the BBC's remit restricted

"The BBC's ability to tap all its various media platforms to cross-promote - and cross-subsidise - its radio output has added to the commercial sector's woes." - Keith Boyfield, the author of a European Policy Forum report, concludes that Radio 1 and Radio 2 should be privatised

"Most probably nothing will happen in Aegis without his consent. With that move, he has put an opportunity on the horizon for Havas." - Fernando Rodes, the chief executive of Havas, on the Havas chairman, Vincent Bollore.