"ITV is quite entitled to ask why the BBC is competing for sponsorship in a way that would seem to me to go some way beyond its charter." - John Whittingdale, the chairman of the Commons select committee, after ITV expressed concern over Britvic brand Robinsons sponsoring Sports Personality of the Year
"It's extraordinary the BBC has 55 per cent of the radio audience. The result is an emaciated commercial radio sector that can't afford to invest properly in its infrastructure." - Peter Bazalgette, the former chairman of Endemol UK, calls for the privatisation of BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2.