Media: Chatter

"We haven't been good at brand extensions to date. BBC Worldwide is a powerhouse and I want to give them a run for their money." - Dawn Airey, ITV's managing director of global content, on her intent to take on the BBC

"We believe Channel 4's ability to invest in greater creative risk would not survive a transfer into private ownership, which is why the board rejects the option of privatisation." - The Channel 4 chairman, Luke Johnson, calls on the Government to sort out its funding

"Aegis will one day or another be sold, and knowing Vincent Bollore as I do, he's the kind of person who will never quit." - Fernando Rodes Vila, the Havas chief executive, on his chairman's ambitions to acquire Aegis.

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