Media: Chatter

"We have never said we would sell our stake. The chances are I will be a shareholder in this company for many years to come. I feel passionate about it." - Sir Richard Branson insists that he remains committed to Virgin Media

"My view, and the view of my backers, is that if consolidation is to occur, it is best done by companies that are privately held." - Phil Riley, the former chief executive of Chrysalis Radio, on potential private-equity bids for Emap's radio arm

"Many users, drawn by these changes and the quality of our journalism, will become regular and dedicated FT users, and join the ranks of our existing subscribers." - John Ridding, the Financial Times chief executive, after announcing plans to allow more free content for subscribers.


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