Media: Chatter

"The big channels' ability to attract mass audiences has been talked down. If we get the schedules right, we become more valuable." - Rupert Howell, ITV's brand and commercial director, talks up the future for ITV

"We welcome changes food manufacturers have already made in advertising directed at children, and are keen to strengthen existing partnerships with the food and ad industries." - Dawn Primarolo, the public health minister, seems to offer an olive branch to advertisers in a letter to the Advertising Association

"It is unreasonable to expect companies like GCap and Global to spend millions of pounds on dual transmission without a switchover date. It won't happen unless a date is set." - Ralph Bernard, the outgoing chief executive of GCap, raises concerns over the growth of digital radio.