Media: Chatter

"I think that history will show that the ITV move, plus all of this, will be far from a coup (for Sky). It could backfire on the Murdoch empire in quite a major way." - Richard Branson predicts regulatory troubles ahead for Sky

"It is frustrating that the great anti-establishment entrepreneur seems to keep running to the establishment. When was the last time that we ran to the regulator about something?" - James Murdoch, Sky's chief executive, accuses Richard Branson of not believing in a free market

"It provides a creative outlet for a range of content from BBC programme-makers and the chance to learn about new forms of audience behaviour. It's essential that the BBC embraces new ways of reaching wider audiences." - The director-general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, on its tie-up with YouTube.

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